Hey it's been awhile since I have been on here, soon it will be time to start getting ready for the up coming bodybuilding competition. Putting my body thru the riggers looking your best and feeling your worst, I will start putting pictures of myself on my site once a month showing the body change up in till April.
Spirulina - Protection From Degenerative Brain Conditions September 15, 2011 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Greetings Friends of Bio-Alternatives,
Neurodegenerative diseases are one of the fastest growing areas of health concerns for today's health practitioners; for example, there are no known cures for Alzheimer's or senility, both of which are becoming prevalent as the world's population ages. Fortunately, Spirulina has shown great promise as potential aid in supporting cognitive health.
Dr. Paula Bickford of the University of South Florida is one of the most respected researchers on age-related neurological issues. She has held a variety of leadership positions in her field, and now serves as President of the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair. Dr. Bickford had been responsible for a great deal of the research showing health benefits for blueberries, which subsequently led to a huge increase in blueberry consumption. But over the last few years, Dr. Bickford has turned her sights to Spirulina as a potent neuroprotective agent.
In a series of four rodent studies, Dr. Bickford found that Spirulina:
The greatest enemy of value is rejection your not good enough, your not tall enough, your not preatty enough, your not big enough, your not rich enough, your not talented enough. Don't get down on yourself don't sink into self pitty you are extremely valuable priceless in the eyes of the one that created you. GOD loves and cares for you, though the world may turn on you blood is not always thicker than water. So wipe off the stain of rejection lift your head up roll your shoulders back and walk tall.
By: Louis Bryant
my word for the day, hope it will change your day and life.
- Look, are you a suckling calf? Name one creature on earth that uses milk after it's weaned. Man's the only one. And man's the only one who lives out only half his life span. A cow has four stomachs. You don't. You can't handle whole milk.
- If you want to change somebody, don't preach to him. Set an example and shut up.
- Scales lie! You lose thirty pounds of muscle and you gain thirty pounds of fat and you weigh the same, right? Take that tape measure out. That won't lie. Your waistline is your lifeline. It should be the same as it was when you were a young person.
- The guy who's most impressed me is Paul C. Bragg. He completely saved my life. When I was a kid, I was addicted to sugar. I was a skinny kid with pimples and boils. Used to eat ice cream by the quart. I had blinding headaches. I tried to commit suicide. And then one day, my life changed. Bragg was a nutritionist. My mother and I were a little late getting to his lecture. The place was packed, and so we started to leave. But Bragg said, "We don't turn anybody away here. Ushers, bring two seats. Put those two up on the stage." It was the most humiliating moment. There I was, up on stage. I was so ashamed of the way I looked; I didn't want people to see me. Little did I know they had problems, too. And Bragg said, "It doesn't matter what your age is, what your physical condition is. If you obey nature's laws, you can be born again." From that moment on, I completely changed my diet, began to exercise, and went on to become captain of the football team. And do you know something? Every time I get ready to lecture, I think, If I can just help one person like I was helped...
- Show me the guy who doesn't get nervous in front of a crowd and I'll show you a lousy speaker.
- What I do isn't about money. Can you put a price on a human life?
This is my favorite one that why it is in red bold.
- Any stupid person can die. Dying's easy. Living's a pain in the butt.
- You learn as you go. When I first went on television in 1951, I pulled out a loaf of Langendorf's white bread, squeezed it into a ball, and threw it down -- boom. "That's what it does when it hits your stomach!" I said. Only problem was that Langendorf's was one of the network's sponsors! Oh, jeez, the phone calls. That's the last time I ever showed a label.
When protein is metabolized, the nitrogen is released and flushed out by the kidneys. Comparing nitrogen in (protein intake) with nitrogen out (in urine) is the standard method of determining whether a person is getting the right amount of protein. For adults, nitrogen-in should match nitrogen-out. If you are losing less nitrogen than you are consuming in food, you are retaining protein. Retaining protein is normal for kids who are growing or for someone who is building muscle through strength training. But, losing more nitrogen than you consume means protein-rich tissue (mostly muscle), is breaking down. There are many potential causes for this, such as illness, stress, or chronic inactivity. The current recommendation for protein intake for healthy adults is 0.8 g protein per kilogram of body weight per day. This number was determined using studies on healthy young adults. But consider that body composition changes as people get older.
Once adults pass the physical prime of their teens and 20's, they lose an average of 10 ounces of lean body mass a year. This is mostly in the form of muscle tissue. Few people actually lose 10 ounces of weight a year. Instead, most gain about a pound a year, so the loss of lean tissue is masked.
Another way to look at this is the average person gains about 1 pound and 10 ounces of body fat per year. This phenomenon, called sarcopenia, is derived from Greek words for "vanishing flesh." This change in body composition contributes to impaired wound healing, loss of skin elasticity, and an inability to fight infection.
- Reduces the risk of dying prematurely.
- Reduces the risk of dying from heart disease.
- Reduces the risk of developing diabetes.
- Reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure.
- Helps reduce blood pressure in people who already have high blood pressure.
- Reduces the risk of developing colon cancer.
- Reduces feelings of depression and anxiety.
- Helps control weight.
- Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
- Helps older adults become stronger and better able to move about without falling.
- Promotes psychological well-being.
Never just begin to train. Approach it. Prepare the body for what is to follow. Don't allow yourself to be goaded into contests or rushed into training before the body is properly warmed up. If it's cold weather, dress warmly and warm up longer. Don't warm up by lifting weights. Start with calisthenics for around 10 minutes and get the oxygen enriched blood coursing through your boby.
It kill's to see so many over weight people in the world, well not even going as far the world. Just blocks from where I live 4 out 6 people are very much over weight I see it everywhere, in the stores, in the movie theaters. I think it's crazy to see fat people waiting on line to get something to eat, and eating on line while there waiting it's so sad.
By Louis Bryant
Becoming the Right Fitness Trainer is easy if you follow this simple five-step process.
I have seen it many times in the industry,where you have the over weight trainer not a good reflection, or motivator.
by: Louis Bryant
Step No. 1: Begin by knowing your clients' goals. “What do they (not you) want to
accomplish/change about their body or current lifestyle?“ Listen a lot and let them talk! I hear
most everything I need to know by keeping my mouth shut often. In a long term client-trainer
relationship your knowledge base will reveal itself glaringly. If you think the same exercises with
the same weight and reps as last week will work, just watch your client move on quickly. Any
true fitness professional should possess confidence, knowledge, variety and be supportive of all
clients while telling them the fitness truth. If their body fat is 30%, tell them that and how to
If you as a Fitness Trainer are overweight, dress poorly or are not well groomed, most potential
clients will see that as a reflection of how you view your fitness program. And if you think
shouting at clients is appreciated, let me pop that bubble here: It is not -- especially by older
clients, who make up most of my business currently.
If you're not attracting some older clients, let me assure you that you are missing a stable,
reliable, and continuing source of repeat income. These folks have most of the disposable
income in America and want quality from you. Be the professional Fitness Trainer that
motivates, encourages and pushes clients gently so that they hardly realize you just got them
do their all-time max effort! Be trustworthy! I currently train a 94-year old “superstar“ named Ms.
Agnes. We do balance drills, weights and even Muy Thai punches seated. She has lost the
cane she came with three months ago! Personal Trainer means just that!
Step No. 2: Know what questions to ask and what to look for initially. Get your waivers signed
and baseline measurements done. Talk about any/all restrictions. If you don't know what a
laminectomy is or where C5 is, look it up! If your client wants to be a bodybuilder or power lifter,
I hope you have contest experience. Don't say anything you can't prove later. If the client's goal
is over-all fitness and well being, as it is with most of my older clients, know how and when to
have them stretch, watch his or her face and listen to the breathing. Know how to use the
Karvonen Formula to figure baseline RHR and MHR, then give them the numbers. This will get
you major points usually. If you don't know what I mean, here it is: “The Karvonen Formula is a
medically derived formula to calculate important numbers for your cardiovascular workout
program.“ I carry that formula taped inside my appointment book
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Are You the "Right" Personal Trainer?
Written by Bill McGinnis, MFT
Step No. 3: Mention the NCCA agencies you are certified with and why that is important. I
personally have three of the top five. Either gain their confidence with your own or watch them
disappear. My clients are happy to know “these organizations carry the NCCA, National
Commission for Certifying Agencies, stamp of approval for having integrity in their testing
procedures and are very knowledgeable in content. They are monitored by state authorities with
strict guidelines for granting anyone a Fitness Trainer certification.“ Mention your “CEC's“ also
and explain whey they're important. (CEC's are continuing education courses required to keep
the aforementioned top five certifications.) Wow... I hope you already knew that.
Step No. 4: Be the “busy“ trainer in your gym? I train around 125 sessions per month in the
Alumni Field House at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Affiliate yourself into the very
best “fitness facility“ in your area. When you're not actually busy, talk to
someone you don't know! I have gained dozens of new
clients by smiling and saying “How are you today?“ Easy right? I see many trainers that won't
smile or talk to anyone -- several such trainers I have personally dismissed while a Fitness
Manager. Offer a short introductory session if you're not fully booked. I have given many during
my career. This has turned into thousands of dollars income for me with repeat business.
Today, I'm fully booked training over 125 sessions per month with people on a waiting list. Bet
me this being friendly stuff doesn't work. If you'd rather be just average and not busy that's your
business. If you want to be “the
“ -- that's my business. Part of my current specialty is training other trainers who have no
imagination and little confidence.
Step No. 5: Do you have a web site, a business card or T-shirts with your phone number or
name? The very best Fitness Trainers I know, including myself, have all and are proud to share
their information with anyone. I use any resource to promote all possibilities for growth in my
business, including education. Do you want to separate yourself from your peers? Become a
Master Fitness Trainer. This is one of the very best certifications I have ever gotten. It makes a
huge difference if you want to write, speak, or be known as a stand out professional member of
our Fitness Industry. Master Fitness Trainers are rare and can charge more. This process is not
easy, so be prepared to study and know your stuff!
This should go without saying, but I'll say it anyway: Do unacceptable!not talk on your cell, send texts, take
your eyes off clients during movements or do anything looking absurd. All are absolutely
Written by Bill McGinnis, MFT
Number 1.Whole grain roll with sliced turkey breast, tomato and low-fat cheese
What you need:
What to do:
Turn the broiler on high. Slice roll down the middle, and spread mustard onto one side. Place turkey slices on top of mustard side, and top with tomatoes, and cheese. Place both halves under the broiler for about five minutes, or until cheese melts. "Close" the sandwich and enjoy.
Number 2 Plain yogurt and granola
What you need:
What to do:
Mix yogurt and granola in a bowl and enjoy.
Number 3 Grilled salmon filet and salad. What you need:
What to do:
Fire up the grill. Squeeze lemon juice over salmon, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place salmon skin-side down on the grill and cook for about 6 minutes, or until flaky. Do not overcook. Serve with salad.
Number 4. Grilled filet mignon and steamed veggies
What you need:
What to do:
What to do:
Heat oil in pan, add shallots, ginger and garlic, and cook for 1 minute over medium heat. Add chicken to pan and cook until no longer pink (about 5 minutes). Add shrimp and cook until they turn opaque (about 2 minutes). Add vegetables and sauce. Stir-fry until tender (about 3 minutes). Sprinkle with cashews if using.