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November 14, 2018

Exercises for Bigger Traps

build bigger trap muscles

We all know the amazing shape that Brad Pitt got into for his role in Fight Club, right? I mean, the guy had an absolutely killer physique. I was talking with a lady friend of mine one time about that movie and she started to drool over the image of him shirtless in that film. But that thing that stuck out to me when she went gaga over him wasn’t that she mentioned his abs, rather it was his trapezius muscles that really made her go crazy.

So you heard it from the females, gentlemen. If you want a sexy body, certainly you need a flat stomach, strong arms, well-built chest, but don’t forget to build up those trap muscles!

Best Exercises for Bigger Traps

Here are a few movements that you should add into your workouts ASAP if you want to build those sexy shoulder and neck muscles! This area is separated into three different muscles – the upper, middle, and lower traps, so be sure to work all of them to get them fully formed.

Barbell Shrugs

Do 4 sets of 12-15 reps with this exercise. Aside from barbells, you can also do it with dumbbells by your side, with a Smith machine, and many gyms also have a shrug machine. Check out the video below on how to do it with a barbell. To vary things up and shock your muscles, you can rotate with the barbell behind your back during some sessions.

Bent Over Lateral Raise

This one will not only work your traps really well, but you’ll also get a great workout for your lats and your back, as well as your abs to stabilize your posture. Do 3 sets of 12-15 reps during your upper body workouts. The video below gives instruction on how to do this exercise with proper form.

Face Pull

Love the name of this one. No, you’re not making silly faces. (Completely aside – ever notice how the British say “pulling faces” for what Americans call “making a funny face”? Never understood that one). Anyway, this was a new one to me and I could really feel and see the difference when I added it to my workouts. Try to do 4 sets of 15 reps with this one.

Calf Machine Shoulder Shrug

I love the calf machine – it consistently gives me the best burn in my calves of any other exercise. But not only is it great for that, but you can also use it to do a variation on shoulder shrugs. Remember, to build muscle you need to be throwing new movements and more weight at your body. This shocks the system so it doesn’t get accustomed to the same workout and weight over and over. Try this one out next time you’re in the gym.

Don’t Forget Nutrition

Combined with adding the above exercises to your routine, you can’t forget about giving your muscles the nourishment they need. A workout alone won’t build muscle alone unless you’re getting the right nutrients. That’s why I supplement my diet with the following muscle builders to make the most out of my efforts:

Lean PM Nighttime Fat Burner Review

nighttime fat burning supplement Lean PM review

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Ingredients

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There are few things that I love more than sleep. I am an absolute king at sleeping. Whether it be sprawled out on my bed at night, sitting in my recliner watching tv, or just tilting my head back while in a long car ride, nobody can match me when it comes to getting some good slumber, anytime, anywhere.

But being such an enthusiast for diet and fitness, I can’t help to think that I could be more productive instead of sleeping so much. Certainly, my time would be better spent burning some calories at the gym instead.

What if I told you there’s a pill that can help you shed pounds while you sleep?

Can Lean PM Help You Lose Weight?

I was skeptical at first, but after reading about this product on Amazon and seeing the science behind all the ingredients, I tried it out myself and I’m absolutely a believer now! I have slept wonderfully and have been a little lighter when stepping on the scales.

Here’s what you can expect when taking this supplement:

  • Increase fat loss
  • Burn more calories
  • Suppress your appetite
  • Better sleep

Ingredients

The efficacy of any product lies in its formula. Lean PM has this down to a science with the following ingredients that help with weight loss.

Green Tea Extract

This is one of nature’s most potent antioxidants, and a powerful diet pill in itself (more info on this page), that helps to increase fat loss, boost your energy, as well as provide numerous other health benefits.

L-Theanine

This is an amino acid that is found in green tea leaves that promotes better sleep and lifts your mood by stimulating alpha brainwave production.

Melatonin

One of the most popular sleep aids, this is a natural hormone in your better that signals when it is time to sleep. Taking melatonin can help you sleep longer and deeper with a steadier circadian rhythm.

Bioperine

This nutrient helps to block the conversion of testosterone into estrogen by inhibiting the aromatase enzyme. More testosterone means more lean muscle and less fat.

Vitamin B6

Interacts with your brain’s neurotransmitters that enhance your mood and promote restfulness.

Magnesium

One of the most vital nutrients for your body, magnesium supports healthy bones, protein synthesis, muscle health, and boosts your immune system.

What It Does

Given all of the properties of the ingredients described above, you can guess what this nighttime aid can do for you. You will sleep better than you ever have before, while at the same time your metabolism is ramped up and burning more fat and calories than before!

It should be noted that to get the most out of this supplement, it should be complemented with a healthy diet and an exercise routine. This supplement can be the perfect addition to your routine to make sure you are covering all bases in reaching your weight loss goals.

Where to Buy

You can find the best price for Lean PM on Amazon.com here. I have absolutely loved using this product, and I’m not alone in that. With over 1,300 reviews and a 4+ star rating (at the time I write this), customers are clearly loving this product just as much as me. Check it out and lose some more weight while you sleep!

October 18, 2018

Sweet Sweat Workout Enhancer Review

maximize your workouts with Sweet Sweat

While I can be lazy and hands-off in some areas of my life (just ask my lady), one place where I don’t cut any corners is in the gym. I’m an absolute freak in workouts. I want to maximize my time there and get the best results. That’s why, in addition to following programs like Shortcut to Size, I’m also supplementing with t-boosters and stacking with Crazy Bulk. Everything goes towards the common goal of fitness and physique.

Anyway, in searching for new ways to get even more out of my workouts, I came across a pretty unique product called Sweet Sweat.

Sports Research Sweet Sweat Review

You may be familiar with this brand name if you’ve read my review of the Sports Research blueberry concentrate supplement. They’re one of the leading names in the diet and fitness industry, so when I saw they were behind this workout product, it had my trust that it was something worth looking into.

If you couldn’t guess by the product name, Sweet Sweat has to do with your body’s sweating during workouts. When you think of sweat, you think of body odor. A wet mess. Bros at the gym leaving big wet stains on the equipment and not wiping it down (you know the type).

the benefits of sweat

But did you know that sweat actually has some benefits for you during your workout? Besides cooling you down, I mean. I cover the benefits of sweating here. This product is geared specifically to boost those benefits. It is a topical gel that you apply to your body with the goal of ramping up the results of your workout. What it does is creates a breathable barrier across your skin that actually increases the amount that you sweat. (The barrier makes you hotter, so you sweat more). It basically creates a “sauna-like” environment on the applied areas.

It also promotes circulation to the areas where it is applied and protects you from injury, soreness, and muscle fatigue. In simple terms, you put it on areas that you want to tone up. Put it on areas that are sore or fatigued and it will increase sweat to the area. From there, your body’s physiology gets to work by promoting circulation to the area. The result? More nourished muscles and joints and a better workout. Plus, sweating burns calories!

My Experience


Some people sweat a ton. I am not one of those people. It takes extreme conditions for me to really work up a strong sweat – most of it externally, like a really hot day. My workout itself, no matter how hard I push, doesn’t really get the juices flowing. After applying this gel, that changed. Boy, did I sweat like a pig! (Don’t worry, I wiped down the equipment afterward).

And to be honest, beyond experiencing the sweating, I became a believer in the science behind this product. I was able to pump out more sets of my resistance exercises. Less fatigue during the workout, for sure. And post-workout I didn’t get as sore as I used to. I’m wishing I had started using this sooner!

Ingredients


You’ll find the following in this formula – notice the natural ingredients and the fragrances! Despite it making you sweat more, it doesn’t make you stinky!

  • White Snow Petrolatum
  • Kosher Brazilian Carnauba Wax
  • Acai
  • Pomegranate
  • Coconut Oil
  • Kosher Jojoba
  • Camelina
  • Squalane Oils
  • Aloe Vera Extract
  • Vitamin E
  • Soft Petals (Fragrance)

Work Up a Sweat Now!


I absolutely love this product and fully endorse it. My workouts have gotten so much more intense, and my body feels much better during and after. If you want to add this to your workout routine, you can pick some up at the link below.

October 17, 2018

What Are the Glute Muscles?

the three gluteal muscles - maximus, medius, and minimus

If you want a bigger booty, you gotta isolate those glutes! Did you know that the glute muscles are one of the biggest muscle groups in the body? Just because they’re big already, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make them even bigger by using a scrub like That Booty Tho from Anese.

A workout program like that one contains tons of different exercises for a bigger butt that will get you those curves that you’ve been wanting. (I’m speaking for females, as obviously as a male this isn’t something I’m going for. Or should I?).

Anyway, to really target the butt it makes sense to take a look at the different muscles that make up your glutes. Knowledge is power, right?

The Three Main Glute Muscles

Your glutes are responsible, along with your core, for keeping your torso in an erect posture. That’s why they develop to be the largest group of muscles in the body. It is also the most superficial group of muscles, meaning it is closest to the skin. It is made up of three gluteal muscles, which I’ll describe below.

Gluteus Maximus

Of the 3 gluteal muscles, this is the largest. This part makes up the upper leg and thigh. Its function is to help with moving your leg backward and supporting the hips. Think about how you rise out of a squat position or stand up during a deadlift, and that’s your gluteus maximus doing the brunt of the work. It’s also very important when doing a kettlebell swing, if that gives you a visualization of when this muscle is engaged.

The gluteus maximus is also important for rotating your leg outward externally. For example, when you are pointing your toes outward to do a “duck walk”.

Gluteus Medius

This butt muscle lies directly underneath the gluteus maximus and its primary function is to stabilize the hips. It is especially crucial when you are standing on one leg. Think about any time you take a step when you walk, jog, or run. Your feet will alternately be lifting off the floor, and the gluteus medius helps to keep your pelvis from dropping down to the opposite side. It also supports the movement of the thigh away from the body (thigh abduction).

Gluteus Minimus

The smallest of the glute muscles (hence the name minimus), this muscle sits directly below the gluteus medius. Like the medius, it primarily functions as a hip stabilizer. The medius and minimus are constantly working in conjunction to support this kind of movement.

Keys to Getting a Bigger Butt

Now that you know the anatomy of your booty, you’re better equipped to really blast those glutes in the gym and build the butt of your dreams. Follow the exercises I linked to above or check out The Booty Pro workout to really build that backside!

October 10, 2018

What Happens When You Stop Taking Phentermine?

Side Effects

If you don’t know by know, the most powerful weight loss pill in a prescription form is called phentermine. It has a cult following due to it’s ability to help people lose weight, curb hunger, and speed up their metabolism. Phentermine is no doubt an abused drug, I have no question about that. A lot of the abuse has led to it’s popularity and cult following. Often imitated, this prescription drug has never been duplicated. Today I’ll talk about what happens when you stop taking phentermine?

Stopping Phentermine Side Effects

Prescribed to treat obesity, this prescription stimulant can lead to psychological dependence.

If you just one day wake up and decide that after years of taking this diet pill that you want a break, you need to be very ready to learn how difficult it is to face this situation. Before you even consume this product, you need to see a Doctor.

(Since it’s prescribed, that’s probably assumed, but just making that clear. If you are looking for something that you can just buy online, I’ve talked about a few weight loss pills on this page.)

Side Effect #1: Fatigue

Much like any other stimulant, you’ll find that your energy and alertness will be boosted when you take phentermine. Like they say, “what goes up, must come down.” You can easily see that with this diet pill and you’ll see that you may feel weak, drowsy, and even with a lesser brain function. Drugs.com mentions that if high doses of this pill are taken for a long time, fatigue is very severe. You’ll also see some “brain fog” – but this will eventually subside and can be triggered by external factors such as stress.

Side Effect #2: Weight Gain

Since you are using an appetite suppressant, and then ceasing it’s use, you may start consuming more calories than you were used to. Gaining weight that you lost during consumption of phentermine is very common. The amount of weight that will “come back” depends on longevity of use, as well as other lifestyle factors like exercise levels and your diet.

Side Effect #3: Low Mood

This drug alters the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine, which are mood regulators. When you stop taking phentermine, it’ll take time for your brain to get back to it’s normals levels of function. You can become depressed and sad, and also have a poor mood when you quit phentermine. If you have an illness such as depression, these effects can be amplified even further.

Side Effect #4: Drug Cravings

The desire to continue taking this pill is real. It’s in the form of mental cravings and it can be very tempting to continue to take it. While fatigue and depression can elevate these cravings, this creates a very damaging dependance. It’s stated that if you have a history of substance abuse, you should avoid taking this drug.

Why You Should Avoid Phentermine

The withdrawal symptoms are very real. You only want to take this drug if you are prescribed this pill by your Doctor and there are no other options. If you want a safer option, please check out the PhenQ review.

October 10, 2018

How to Grow Taller in a Week

Growth

There are many facts and myths about growing taller, but the strange truth is, you can actually get taller and increase your height. BUT, you have to know what you are doing and understand how the human body works. Today I’ll talk about a few simple hacks that can help you grow taller in a week.

How to Increase Height in One Week

If you follow these tips, it’s definitely possible to add a natural boost (pun intended) to your height.

#1: Exercise

This may sound like something you need to be doing anyway, and you should for many reasons.

This isn’t a lie, and it’s actually the best way to increase your height.

Work out

While there are many forms of working out, it’s said that swimming is the best one to focus on because it stretches your spinal cord. Also, when you swim, you release hormones that help your bone size increase. #DoubleWhammy.

#2: Stretch

Stretch

If you are looking for fast results, focus next on stretching.

There are a wide variety of exercises that you can perform, but there are two in particular that really work well to up your game.

(I’m full of puns today, aren’t I?)

  • Sky Stretch: Stand straight up and reach for the sky. Stand on your toes and keep this position for a full 10 seconds. After your break, do this five more times.
  • Leg Stretch: Sit with both of your legs in front of you. Touch your toes but make sure you don’t hunch your back. A solid stretch will be felt throughout your entire body.

If you can do these exercises three times daily, you’ll be way ahead of the curve and possibly adding inches to your height.

#3: Eat Clean & Healthy

Another one, captain obvious! Sure, this sounds easy, but who really eats super healthy?

We all should get our solid vegetables because veggies promote weight loss, and with a more svelte frame you won’t hunch as much, which assists the spine.

Eating Clean

In addition to this, you’ll get improved skin and hair when you eat clean, and your body have the best ability to grow because of this. A good mix of proteins, vitamins, and minerals will be a great start. When you eat bad, you actually can stunt your growth.

#4: Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep

When you sleep well your body will stretch out in a natural manner. If you can keep your legs far out in front of you and hold your arms by your side while you sleep, even better.

If you can sleep in a position like that on a daily basis, you’ll get additional benefits.

You’ll hate me for saying this, but studies show that a pillow can ruin your posture. Think about sleeping without a pillow, as hard as that may sound. With 6, 7, or 8 hours (or more for your lazy people) you’ll get a lot of added benefits and chances to grow taller.

While these are all growth remedies you can do at home to increase your height, there is also a supplement I highly recommend you check out. It’s the top selling growth supplement on HGH.com, and it’s called Growth Factor Plus. It really works, and has a ton of credible science behind it.

In addition to that, I’ve also penned an article on growing taller. This isn’t a one week guide, like this one, but it’s a fully encompassing article with many tips.

So you short guys, there are no more excuses!

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