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Muscle Building Nutrition Explained

There is this guy at the gym who has been working out pretty regularly the last six months. He seems serious enough in his workout and probably has a great workout routine too. The thing is, he has not gained enough muscle mass in spite of his dedication. Curious to know why?

The guy is not eating enough and he's not eating the right kind of food.

See, building muscle is 40% training BUT 60% good nutrition, so a solid diet is vital. "How vital?", I hear you ask. Well even if Arnold Schwarzenegger himself gave you his body building workout routine, everything would be a waste without the right kind of food.

So, if you ever thought "Can't I just follow a workout routine on a regular basis and get six-pack abs WITHOUT changing my diet and lifestyle?", the answer is NO! You would still have sorry-looking muscles after a year of hard training.

It is important you learn to "feed" your muscles correctly! A poor diet will just lead to poor performance and poor muscle growth. There is just no way around it.

Here are some bodybuilding nutrition tips I would like to share with you for better results.

Eat 5-6 Meals Per Day, And East Big

Forget about the 3-square-meals a day. Bodybuilders need 5 to 6 nutritionally balanced yet fairly large meals to bulk up. This prevents muscle breakdown, and provides enough calories for muscle growth!

For a regular person, preparing this many meals a day is torture so for someone who works out on a daily basis this can be difficult? The answer is bulk cooking and casein protein powder shakes, for meal replacement. However nothing beats a natural well-balanced diet made of solid food.

Load on lean protein and complex carbohydrates.

Both protein and complex carbohydrates are extremely important to your muscle gain effort. Protein builds your muscles back larger, whilst carbohydrates prevents muscle break down! So what do you eat?

You can get protein from skinless chicken breast, turkey breast, eggs, lean red meat and fish. Soy and nuts are good sources too. You should look to eat at least 1.5 grams of protein for every pound of your body weight for best results.

When it comes to Complex carbohydrates, look at potatoes, wholemeal rice, oats, wholemeal breads and pasta. Try not to eat cakes, cookies and sweets as they are not good for you and are more likely to pack on fat, rather than muscle mass!

Cook Healthily And Settle for a low saturated fats and low salt diet.

Grill, bake, and steam your food to avoid using oil (fat) in your meal. But If you must, use corn, sunflower, canola or soy oil. Also look to avoid animal and vegetable fat or butter, which contain unhealthy saturated fats. And when it comes to salt, only lightly salt your food.

In addition, you have to stop eating junk food and drinking sodas. Drink lots of water every day and eat fresh fruits and vegetables too.

There We Have It...

Follow these small simple tips and you'll see a massive improvement in results!

 

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Six Pack Abs- The Secrets To Getting Yours

So I went downstairs last week and turned on the television to see one of those infomercial products which promises to build 6-pack abs. Have to say it makes the product look great. You have those amazing transformations where they go from being fat to showing off an amazing set of abs in a stupidly short time!

It all sounds fantastic doesn't it! Well it would be fantastic if it actually worked. These ads, as much as they are fun to watch, drive me up the wall! The majority of these companies are ripping you off and mocking your knowledge. Yet we still all buy them. Heck when I first started out I bought them.

But today, I want to clear this up for you and help you understand exactly what you need to do to get that all elusive six pack and a toned set of abs. So let's get rocking!

So Why Have You NOT Got Six Pack Abs?

Well to start off with, you may actually have a 6 pack, but quite simply, you just don't know it yet! For six pack abs, the most important part of your routine is the fat shredding. See, If you have layers of fat on top it doesn't matter, you won't be able to see any abs!

For a male, you need to bring your body fat percentage down to around 5-8% whilst women should look to bring it down to between 10-12%. So exercising those abdominal muscles with these machines may help build up a little muscle in that area, but it doesn't do the most crucial thing, burn the fat on top!

Now I am not saying crunches and abdominal exercise are NOT important, because they are (they make the six pack muscles bigger and increase your metabolic rate which destroys fat while you rest) but what I am saying is that you can't ignore nutrition and cardio as they play the MOST vital role in getting that elusive 6-pack.

See these infomercial companies make it seem like their product alone is the reason for the transformations shown! No they are not, if you read the small print they say things like "whilst following a solid nutrition and exercise plan".

Well duh! If you are following a solid nutrition and exercise plan you will get the results without these "wow so freaking amazing" infomercial products!

The other thing is, doing the same exercise week in week out won't work either, because your body gets used to it, which means your muscle gain and fat loss results will slow down before you can ever get to those amazing beach body abs.

So How Do You Get That Six Pack Then?

You need a solid program that has the following:

a) A solid cardio routine, including interval training to shred that fat right off
b) A weightlifting routine, which works the abs as well,
where you do 6-12 reps per set, with the heaviest weight you can possibly use. This builds your abs ready for viewing pleasure!
c) A solid nutrition routine
which leads to fast fat loss and a 6 pack to be proud off. You are looking to eat lower carbohydrates and fat, and slightly more protein!

If you mess up one of the above you mess up all your results.

There We Have It...

 Follow these small simple tips and you can achieve 6 pack abs that will have hot girls drooling over you!
 

 

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The Best Way To Avoid Another Failed Season

Have you found yourself spending time thinking about the game you DON'T have lately?

Have you realized you're missing the kind of athletic gains in your life that you know are possible?

If so...

You're closer to having more inches, more muscle, and more game speed in your life than you might imagine.


This new year could be the year that the results you'll always dreamed about will happen.

BUT...

If you're like lots of athletes, as much as you want and try for athletic superiority, you're NEVER going to have the gains you want with the sport you really want.

Why?

Not because you aren't a good athlete.

Not because you don't want it enough.

And not because you aren't willing to dedicate yourself and your time in order to get results in return.

No. Your problem isn't any of this.

In fact, you've probably found yourself suffering from lacking correct training principles.

Your problem is that you're frustrated that you don't really know what it takes to bring your game to the next level... and make it LAST.

So instead you try desperately to make the little gains that you are receiving and experiencing into more than they are.

And your struggling and frustration in this is only making things worse.

Let me ask you...

Do you have the athletic achievements you really want in your life right now?

And did the last year bring you all the power over your competitors you hoped it would?

Or are you still struggling with how to put on muscle, how to gain quickness and strength... and how to push your vertical to the max?

Are you living your life to the fullest, and experiencing all your athletic potential that's possible?

Or have you spent most of the last year "spinning your wheels", with little or nothing to show for all your blood, sweat, and tears?

I'm asking about all this for an important reason...

Because if you went through unnecessary pain and heartache over the last year because of training based on WRONG PRINCIPLES...

I want to help make sure you NEVER have to suffer from the same mistakes and experiences in your future.

You open to some help with that?

Good.

That's why it's time to look back and learn why it is that you have NOT had what you want on the court yet.

A tremendous amount of learning and power comes from taking a look at what you've been doing and asking yourself honestly "Why isn't what I'm doing working?"

Now...

It's also time for you to really and truly start creating what it is YOU want.

That's why I want to ask you something.

And try to be as honest with yourself about this as you can be...

Did you figure out exactly how to start creating what it is you really want on the court this year?

Are you CONFIDENT in your ability to play the game the way you practiced? And to keep it going on and off the court?

Or are you just trying to fake it until SOMEONE comes along and does it FOR YOU?

That ain't gonna happen.

If there's any time to sit back for a second, take stock of your game and set a new path for success... it's RIGHT NOW.

Here are some of the tough questions you need to ask yourself if you'd like to create a better player for yourself this year...

1) Can you 360 at any time you choose?

2) Can you best all of your competition?

3) Have you ever alley ooped in a high pressure game?

4) Are you completely present and in the zone at every game?

5) Do you know how to shoot a basketball with unvarying consistency?

6) Is your vert at its absolute maximum potential?


Chances are, you answered NO to at least one of these questions... and that means you're making a few critical mistakes that could kill the kind of success you need at your beck and call at every game.

The good news is, now you can easily start to identify the mistakes you're making and, with a few quick and easy changes... start getting more athletic gains than you have ever before.

The only question now is...

Are you ready to make a commitment to yourself and to your game this year?

The best way I know of to help get you off to an amazing start and give you all the insights you'll need into improving your game is HERE:

If you're ready to turn your luck around right now... then you need to go and download this program "The Jump Manual"

It's here:
 

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In it are specific details about how to turn the "No" answers you had to the questions I asked above into resounding "Yeses".

You'll learn what is really necessary to reaching your athletic potential, simple tactics to add inches to your vertical NOW... and how to slam the ball over your competition.

If that's what you want.

To make it even easier for you to start this year off on the right foot, you can go and download the program right now and be reading it in literally just a few minutes.

Read it, try it out for free for 60 days, and if you aren't satisfied for any reason, you can return it and get a full refund.

The results you've been hoping for are right in front of you... if you want to make them come true for you.
 

 

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Are You A Hardgainer? Here’s The Solution

 Hardgainers find it difficult to gain muscle and weight. Are you one of those people that face such a problem?
Well don't worry, today you will find out whether you really do suffer from hardgainer genetics and how you can gain massive muscle if you do.

  So if you're ready, let's get cracking!
The Hardgainer Test- Here's How You'll Know If You Really Do Suffer From Hardgainer Genetics.

 It's important you take my "Hardgainer Test" below. This will decide the type of workout that is best suited to you and your body. So answer these 8 questions, honestly and then see the results below.

1) When you put one hand around the wrist of your other hand, does your thumb and middle finger cross?
2) Are you narrow framed?
3) Are your arms long in length?
4) Do you struggle to put muscle on no matter what you try to do?
5) Would you say you were skinny as a child?
6) Are you hyper and always on the go?
7) When you stop training for a while, does your body get thinner and Narrower
8) Do your family and friends tell you that you need to put on weight?
If you answered YES to 5 or more of these, it is likely you are a hardgainer, BUT there is nothing to stress about, as I'm about to cover a solution.

The Hardgainer Program To Massive Huge Muscle Growth
 

There is just too much to cover in one article, but I am going to do my best to give you as much of the solution as possible. I'll cover nutrition, exercise and how you can make small changes in your practical life that can really help....
 

> NUTRITION
 

The main area where you're likely to need the most help is in your nutrition. So let's look at what you need to do.
First you need to work out how many calories you use in a day, this is dependent on how active you are. To give you an indication, it is likely to be around 2500-3500 calories per day, if you are working out between 3-4 times per week.
You want to then consume around 500 calories more than what you use in a day. This requires you to count calories. You should consume these calories by eating 5-6 meals per day.

 In addition to all that, you want to eat more carbohydrates. Eat things like wholemeal rice, wholemeal bread, bananas, beans etc. This will reduce muscle breakdown, so you keep the muscle you want on!

Also increase your protein intake, with foods like grilled chicken breast (skinless), turkey breast, tuna etc and get in some casein protein shakes.
Doing all of this can really help you with mass growth!
 

> WORKOUT
 

With your workout routine, you want to avoid cardio at all costs, and just focus on weightlifting.

With weightlifting, add 1 set per exercise where you choose a weight, which causes you to tire out after doing between 2-6 reps. Then for the rest of the sets, choose a weight where you get exhausted in 6-10 reps.
This overall is great for muscle gain, and also will help improve your muscle gain potential!
 

> PRACTICAL DAY TO DAY LIFE
 

With most hardgainers running around loads, you need to slow yourself down and make time for relaxation to do the simple things in life like lounging in bed or watching television.

 But if you find that hard, why not take up meditation. This will relax you exactly the way you require.

 And That's It...Let's Recap...

 You can defeat your skinny genetics, as long as you get your nutrition, weightlifting and some practical aspects correct! Remember you can achieve anything you put your mind to! And I'm here to help you achieve that.

 

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Ready to add some inches to your vert? Here is your special report

Last time we talked about the first strategy to getting the results you want: confidence. Today you're going to learn what SCIENCE says about increasing your vertical jump.
Achieving a higher vert is like learning to ride a bike…
It's hard at first but once you're taught how to do it, you've got the knowledge for the rest of your life.
It is out there: the knowledge you need to be the best athlete you can be. And there's a secret to being the best athlete you can be.
So what is the secret?
By basing your workouts on correct scientific principles…the results HAVE to come.
The good news is: Once you start seeing some immediate results, you will find yourself increasingly excited to continue to improve.
Confidence was our first strategy. The best thing about a program based on science, not hype, is that you can have confidence that it will work—it's been proven. And if you can have the confidence that a vertical jump program is going to work for you, you can invest your time and energy with your all…and you could gain up to 25 inches on your vert.
Strategy #2: Get to Work
You there in the back: stop groaning! ;) Thanks in large part to the latest, most updated vertical leap technology getting inches on your vert is easier than ever. But it's still going to take some effort. Here's a list of quick tips to help you pin down where to start.
• First you've got to make a commitment to yourself that you are going to dedicate yourself to this. Write down your goals. Write down how you're going to practice, how many inches you want to gain, and how quick you want to become. Decide NOW, before you even begin, that you are going to give it your best effort.
• Work smart and hard, not just hard. Quality, not quantity, and intensity, not repetition, will bring more results. This little-known scientific principle is ESSENTIAL to your training.
In-Depth Research: Complex Training
In this vertical jump program, The Jump Manual, you'll learn the Nine Essential Aspects to getting your max vertical. You won't find an explanation like this anywhere else on the 'Net.
I'll even throw in a bonus: if you order The Jump Manual within the next week, I will include a surprise special interview: an interview with one of the most famous and respected voices in the performance field.
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Are You Really Still Buying “Low Fat” Foods…?

Habits are so hard to break, aren't they?

Just listen to people as they order their food, whether it's at a restaurant or the grocery store or just their latté at Starbucks.

EVERYONE orders non-fat this and non-fat that… Like the smoked turkey at the cold cut counter. "Which one sir?" "Uhh, which one is lower in fat?"

Or the low-fat section of the restaurant menu. Or even your latté… make sure it's with low fat milk!

… and if you ask these people why, they all say the same thing: "Well…you don't want fat. Fat is bad for you."

But ask these same people where they heard this, or to at least cite one credible source or medical study or something… do you know what you'll get? Blank faces.

They'll look at you like you're the crazy one for even asking the question. After all… everyone knows fat is bad, right…?
 

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Well, sorry but… wrong. Dead wrong.

Of course, it's really not difficult to understand how the whole "fat paranoia" came to be. First of all, we are hugely influenced by what we read and hear and see in the media. And let's face it… all the books were saying you need to go low fat.

Furthermore, it's not much of a stretch to reason that if you eat more fat, you will become more fat…

Unfortunately… that's just not how it works. It is the various combinations of protein, fat and carbohydrates you eat that work together.

Depending on which combination you eat (and how much of each), your body will either store fat, or burn fat. Not to mention helping with blood pressure and cholesterol, or making it worse!

The Hormone Revolution

I am writing this email sitting at my local mega book store and as I entered the store there was a big table set up boasting a bunch of the latest diet books. I picked up the first four and skimmed the contents, and you know what? "Low fat" is LONG GONE. And it's about time!

From the handsome star of that new health show, "The Doctors", to fitness guru and hottie Jillian Michaels, to old standbys like "The Zone", "Protein Power" and "Atkins" – these books (and so many more) all share the same theme... the theme that has finally, thankfully, replaced the low fat song.

What new theme you ask?

Hormones. You have the incredible power of being able to set your metabolism to whatever "state" you choose. Just with food.

The low fat diet (quite ironically) ends up setting your metabolism to a "fat storing" state, where a Primal diet will set your metabolism to a "fat burning" state. It really is your choice.

The amount of research available now, and testing that has been done, is staggering. (Including my own health recovery story!)

But all you really need to do is try it for yourself. See how you feel on a low fat diet; see if you lose weight at all; see how hungry you are all the time!

THEN compare it to a Primal diet. The proof is in the pudding. (Um… but stay away from pudding).
 

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Grow Taller Today

Do you wish you could grow taller? You're not the only one. Thousands of people around the world are unhappy with how they look and seek to change it. Fortunately, there are ways that work.

If you want to make your height taller, it's best to start when you're young. When your body is still growing, you can enhance the process by maintaining a good diet and exercising regularly. In fact, it's very important that you do both of these things, lest your health suffer.

By this I mean that if you eat nothing but junk throughout your teens, you actually risk stunting your growth. When you don't get enough nutrients such as protein, calcium, calories, and amino acids, your body starts to take these nutrients from other sources, including your bones. This can cause weakened bones as well as other health complications.

Exercising to make your height taller does work to some extent, but you must do so when you are still growing. There are many scams on the market today that claim to know exercises that are able to stretch your bones after they've stopped growing. This doesn't work. Nothing can make your bones grow again once you've hit adulthood.

However, by exercising, you increase muscle mass, which in turn makes your bones stronger as they carry your additional weight. Exercising also increases a height growth hormone when you're younger, which helps in speeding your growth spurts. Exercising when you're young can also prevent bone weakening diseases as well as much of the shrinking that sometimes occurs when you grow older.

If you're an adult and wish to grow taller, there are many methods you can try. Dressing to make yourself look taller is an effective method. Wearing solid colors, pinstripes, and shoes with height enhancing insoles can be very useful. Exercising makes you slimmer, which also increases the illusion.

Some adults resort to limb lengthening surgery to make themselves taller. This should only be considered in an extreme emergency, as doctors who are qualified to perform this surgery are hard to find. It is a very expensive, painful, risky procedure.

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looking how to grow taller?

If you're looking how to grow taller, there are several sites on the internet that would seek to lead you astray. I'm talking about the sites that advertise exercise programs and stretch sessions that are supposedly designed to lengthen your bones.

Let's discuss why this doesn't work. When we are infants, our bones are still mostly cartilage. As we grow gradually, this cartilage hardens and melds into hard adult bones, which is why we have considerably less bones than we do when we're babies. While we hit puberty, cartilage growth plates located on the ends of our longer bones causes those bones to lengthen slowly. Exercising regularly during this time can enhance your height, but once your bones stop growing, no amount of stretching will make them grow again.

In fact, the only way to lengthen your bones once you reach adulthood is to have surgery performed. However, this is extremely difficult and has several risks involved. You must be thoroughly psychologically evaluated before undergoing the test. It's also difficult to find a doctor who has the experience necessarily to perform this.

During the surgery, your legs are broken and metal plates secured to hold the bone in place with a gap between them. Over the course of several months, your bones gradually grow together to fill the gap. However, as you can imagine, the recovery time for such a surgery takes a very long time, and you may need physical therapy afterward. The risks involve the bones healing wrong. They can heal in a way that results in the bone being warped for life. Other risks involve paralysis, nerve damage, and even death.

If you're considering how to grow taller, there are better alternatives than surgery. For example, dressing to look taller is a safer and cheaper alternative. By wearing solid, dark colors, pinstripes, and high heeled shoes, you can make yourself look considerably taller. In contrast, wearing dark pants with a white shirt or clothing with plaid or polka dots can make you look shorter, as it draws attention to your middle and makes your limbs look shorter.

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101 Ways to Increase Your Height - Does Exercising Work?

If you are looking ways to increase height and are still in the process of growing, there are many different things you can do to help this process along.

Your diet, of course, plays an important role in growing taller. By eating foods rich in protein, calcium, amino acids, and calories, you will give your body the energy and nutrients it needs to grow and renew itself. It will also help when you exercise to increase height.

There are many different scams out there that claim that you can exercise to increase height after your body is finished growing. Do not believe these claims, for they are simply not effective ways to increase height. There is no way to lengthen your bones, short of surgery, once they stop growing on their own.

Why is this? To understand, it's good to know a little bit about how we grow at all. When we are first born, much of our bones consist of flexible cartilage. As we grow, much of the cartilage fuses together to form solid bone. In our teenage years, growth plates located on the ends of long bones gradually lengthen. Eventually these growth plates stop growing once we reach the end of puberty. Not even hormone treatments or vitamin supplements can make them grow again.

However, by exercising regularly while you are still young, you can speed up your growth process as well as promote healthy bones long into your life. By keeping good habits, such as a healthy diet and steady exercise, you can even prevent bone weakening diseases as well as the shrinking that occurs frequently during old age.

Another advantage of using exercise to increase height at an early age is that it releases height growth hormones, which speeds the growth process.

What are some of these exercises? Contrary to what you may think, many useful exercises that release height growth hormones do not involve stretching. Instead, focus on workout routines that focus on strengthening your muscles. Not only will this improve your overall appearance, but it will promote bone strength as your weight increases.

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How To Grow Taller by Eating Healthy

Do you want to growth tall the natural way? Don't be fooled by scams that claim that doing certain exercises can stretch your body and make you taller. Your bones are not taffy, after all, and such claims are preposterous. However, by altering your diet and how you dress, you can not only make yourself look taller, but prevent the height changes that often occur with old age.

Many don't realize that their wardrobe can effect how their height is perceived. For example, wearing khakis with a dark purple shirt may sound stylish, but it actually makes you look shorter, as the contrasting colors bring attention to your middle. Instead, wearing black pants and a black turtleneck will create a taller appearance. Similarly, pinstriped pants or stockings can make your legs look considerably longer.

Your shoes are also important in helping you grow tall. It's obvious that wearing shoes with heels or insoles will make you look taller, but did you know that by wearing strappy sandals, you can actually make yourself look shorter? By wearing bulkier shoes, such as boots, clogs, or tennis shoes, you make your feet look bigger—which, strangely enough, enhances your height.

Your posture and diet also have drastic effects on not only whether or not you grow tall, but your health as well. By maintaining proper posture—spine straight, shoulders back, chin held high—you not only look taller, but you are preventing many of the aches and pains that occur with poor posture as well.

Keeping a diet that's rich in protein, calcium, amino acids, and healthy calories can keep your bones and body strong. Calcium in particular is an important nutrient in preventing many bone deteriorating diseases. Keeping your bones stronger in old age can keep them from shortening as your body gradually changes.

Exercise can also be useful in helping you growth tall. While you are going through puberty, steady exercise can make your bones healthy and strong while speeding and enhancing your growth spurts at the same time. When you are older, slimming down and becoming muscular is a useful tool in looking taller.
 

 

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How to Become Tall

Are you tired of not being able to reach things? Do you wish you didn't feel so small? If so, you're not alone. Fortunately, there are several legitimate ways to grow taller. This article will be useful in teaching you how to become tall.

One of the most important things you can do in how to become tall is to treat your body well when it is still growing. It is crucial that you get lots of exercise and maintain a good diet during this time. Depriving yourself of calcium, protein, amino acids, calories, and other nutrients can actually stunt your growth and lead to other health problems. Additionally, failing to exercise can lead to being out of shape and overweight, which puts additional strain on your bones.

Exercising also releases height growth hormones, which aid in lengthening the cartilage growth plates on the ends of your longer bones. Don't be fooled by companies that boast about exercises that will stretch your bones after you've hit puberty, though. Once your bones stop growing, nothing will make them grow again.

If you're an adult and wish to learn how to become tall, there are many methods for you as well. Exercising and keeping your bones as healthy as possible may not lengthen your bones, but it will stop them from weakening and shrinking as you reach old age. In the meantime, regular exercise also keeps you trim and fit. Being slender, combined with height flattering clothing, can result in a convincing illusion that you're much taller than you really are.

How does this work? Wearing solid colors blurs your waistline. Additionally, pinstripes produce a slimming effect and make you look taller. In contrast, wearing dark or patterned pants with a white shirt draws attention to your middle and makes you look shorter. Wearing bigger shoes, such as boots or clogs, can also help in making you look taller, as they make your feet look bigger. Even your hair has an effect on how tall you look—short hair makes your neck look longer, while longer hair makes your neck look shorter.

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How to Look Several Inches Taller With These Secret Fashion Tips

Are you tired of feeling small? You would be surprised how much a wardrobe alteration and a change of attitude can do! These aren't the only ways to make your body taller—by keeping a healthy diet and good posture, you can even prevent many bone damaging ailments that often occur as you age, including shrinkage.

First, let's focus on your clothing. Many may dress to accentuate their figure or their muscles, but did you know you can dress to make your body look taller? You can do this by choosing business suits that are all one color, preferably darker hues, such as navy blue or black. Pinstripes are also useful in looking taller. By wearing two-toned clothing—such as dark pants with a white shirt—you draw a line across your waist where the two colors meet, which makes you look shorter, especially if your pants are high on your waist. Avoid patterns such as plaid or polka dots. Most of all, try to choose clothing that fits you well and makes your limbs and torso seem long rather than short.

Your shoes can also have an effect in making your body taller. Wearing heels and height increasing insoles can make you look taller. Wearing large shoes, such as clogs, boots, and tennis shoes, can also aid in the illusion, as they make your feet look bigger.

Believe it or not, your hair also impacts your height. By wearing your hair long, you blur the space between your ears and shoulders, which makes your neck look shorter.

Your posture is very important, and not just for appearances. Sitting with your back straight and your shoulders back does make your body taller, but it's also very important for your bones and muscles as well, particularly your back.

Most importantly, attitude is everything. It's easier said than done, I know, but exuding confidence can do wonders for your self image. When you are smiling, positive, and professional, people notice this and respond to it. In contrast, if you are miserable, uncertain, and negative, those you interact with will notice this as well, and it will affect your appearance.

 

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Those 5 guided meditations I told you about

A few days ago, I told you about a site that is offering 5 guided
meditations for you to download instantly. You can transfer them
to your iPod or burn them onto CD to play them anywhere.

In case you missed the previous email, the 5 meditations cover these
topics:

* Relaxation. Play this one when you simply need to relax.
* Advanced relaxation. This is good for those times when you need to relax deeply. Maybe at the end of the week or after a stressful day. * Attracting abundance. For when you need to attract more money
into your life. If you're a fan of "The Secret", this will help
you attract more abundance into your life.
* Creativity. There are times when we need to be creative and this
specially created meditation will help you to release your creative
energy.
* Connecting With Your Higher Self. It's not always easy to connect
with our higher self. This often overlooked side of meditation is
covered by this guided meditation.

The good news is that you can get all 5 of these meditations now.
All you need to do to get your instant download is to go to:
 

 

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Whey Protein Vs Casein Protein Powder

What are the chances that you drink a protein shake? Well, If you are looking to gain muscle, I'm guessing quite high! Am I right?

Well, that's good…BUT are you also just one of those zombies who buys whey protein powder over all the others, just because all your buddies seem to always talk about it or it seems to be the most popular?

 Well it may not be the right supplement for you!

 See both casein and whey protein are found in milk, BUT have different properties, which you need at different times! "What are those properties?", I hear you ask. Well let's get cracking with the science bit and I'll explain…don't worry, I'm going to make this really easy and simple for you understand!
 

 Whey Protein Powder

 About 20% of the protein found inside milk is whey. Whey is quite simply a fast acting protein where the body can absorb it and use it within 20 to 40 minutes of being taken.

 In that short time span, the level of useable protein in your blood will peak very quickly! This does mean, though, that this protein is also utilized very fast too. So after around an hour, you will lose this high, and those protein levels will come crashing down.

 So what does this mean for your muscle gain? And where best is whey protein used?...Well before I come to that, lets look quickly at casein protein and compare.
 

 Casein Protein Powder
 

Casein protein is the rest of the 80% protein found in milk. Unlike whey, It is a slow-acting protein as once consumed, it takes from 3 to 4 hours for your protein blood levels to reach its peak.

 The high that we are talking about here is not even close to that of whey protein though. On a scale of 1 to 10, whey protein would be 10 while casein protein would be a low 3. Now, why the heck would you settle for a 3 when you can have 10? Right?

 WRONG! See casein protein raises the protein blood levels for near a massive 4 hours, whilst whey protein raises protein blood levels for ONLY an hour. And this property of casein can be really useful to your muscle gain efforts!
 

So Where Do You Drink Whey Protein Shakes And Where Do You Drink Casein Protein Shakes?

 Well, as I've just told you, whey supplements are best for when you require high levels of protein quickly! So this is perfect for pre-and-post workout nutrition! Taking it just before your workout reduces muscle breakdown DURING exercise, whilst a shake after your workout drives protein to your muscle fibers quickly, when they need it the most. This can really give you massive growth fast!

 Casein protein supplements, on the other hand, keeps your protein levels relatively high over time. This is great in preventing muscle breakdown during the day and for meal replacement of solid food where you need to be consuming high protein levels! 

So Both Protein Powders Play An Important Role 

Where whey protein is NOT great (for meal replacement and for protein outside of workout time), casein powder is perfect. Where casein powder is terrible (for in and around your workout), whey protein powder is perfect.

 

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"Utopia" More Than a Golf Story -- Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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David Cook's Utopia More Than a Golf Story
Laura MacCorkle
When David L. Cook stopped for lunch at a Texas Hill Country café, little did he know it would lead to Seven Days in Utopia.
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More than Information: Friendship in a Digital Age
Chuck Colson
So, how many friends do you have? Well, that depends on what you mean by "friends."
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The Eight Habits of Spiritually Healthy People
Dr. John Barnett
How hard is it to die when you have so much wealth? Psalm 116 teaches us eight habits that can keep us spiritually healthy until death.
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Three Ways to Develop a Lifestyle of Generosity
Kelly Hancock
Winston Churchill once said, "You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give."
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Can You Be Forced Out of Your Calling?
Dan Miller
We fulfill our calling by being excellent at whatever God created us to be.
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Annual Mindset List
Dr. James Emery White
Beloit College has once again released its annual Mindset List for the incoming class of college freshmen...
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Seven Sayings from the Cross (from "A Good Thing Daily Devotions from BBH")
Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst (John 19:28).
Are you willing to take the cup of God's Word and drink it completely?
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Weight-Lifting - 7 Reasons To Start Today!

Adding a weight-lifting workout routine into your life, could really help you in more ways than one. Today I'm going to give you 7 reasons why you should include some form of weight-lifting into your life.

Here goes...

 1. Weight Lifting Burns Fat, Whilst You're At Rest, Doing Absolutely Nothing

 Weight-lifting really boosts your metabolism and will increase the number of calories you burn in a 24 hour day. You might even burn extra calories while you sleep.

 This can help shred fat off your body in super quick time.

 2. You'll Build More Strength In Your Muscles & Joints, Not To Mention A Stronger Back

 In our everyday life, we are constantly having to lift things from children to furniture to grocery shopping. So by building strength in your joints and muscles, especially the back, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are much less likely to have muscle pains and injuries!  

3. You'll Build Stronger Bones

 Yes you did read right! Weight-lifting not only builds muscle but also makes your bones stronger and denser. This can be the best defense against osteoporosis. So get into the gym and give your bones a solid workout too!

 4. You'll Build Hot Muscle, That Will Have All The Girls Staring. And You Know That's Going To Boost Your Confidence.

 Okay, I'm sure you know this. With weight-lifting, you get the huge benefit of more shaped, lean and toned muscles. Imagine having a shredded, buff and muscular physique, what would that do for your confidence? That alone, should be motivation enough! 

5. Weight Training Can Decrease The Likelihood Of Developing Diabetes

Weight lifting helps increase glucose uptake by the muscles and helps the body store glucose. This decreases the likelihood of getting diabetes. It also helps those that suffer from it too. 

6. You Will Improve Your Posture

 Via weightlifting, you will strengthen your core muscles. This helps develop a better posture and makes you look more attractive to members of the opposite sex. 

7. You'll Be More Energetic

 Weight lifting makes you feel great, You will feel less lethargic and more active, ready for life ahead!


 

 

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Best 6 Supplements For Skinny Guys

I am a big advocate of natural solid foods. They not only provide the best taste, but also are better for the body. However sometimes, it is difficult to get the nutrients you require into your body. So this is where supplements can help.

However there is plenty of rubbish out there on the market, so which supplements should you get? Well here are the 6 I recommend (I suggest you go for natural versions of these if possible):

1. Whey Protein Powder

Whey protein is a high quality protein which is very quickly digested. This is perfect for when you require a quick injection of protein! Hence you want to use this just before, during or after your workout, where you need protein fast.

A quick tip- you can make this an even better pre-and-post workout drink, by mixing in sugar or dextrose (a form of sugar), so that there are double the number of carbohydrate calories to protein calories. Yes you will need to do a little maths work though.

2. Casein Protein Powder

Unfortunately most people believe that whey protein is the best protein to take whatever the situation, and so just keep buying whey!

However it is not the correct protein for meal replacement, where you require a slow-digesting protein that provides you with bursts of protein over time.

Casein protein is the correct protein for that, as it is a protein that is absorbed over time. So use casein protein shakes to replace the protein you can't get from meals.

3. Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) e.g. Fish Oils Or Flax Seed Oils

It is interesting to know that around 80% of the US population are deficient in essential fatty acids!

Essential fatty acids are found in unsaturated fats and help boost the release of testosterone and growth hormone, which leads to substantial muscle growth. They also help protect the joints and bones from damage and aid recovery time.

When buying, the best source of essential fatty acids is either Flax seed oil supplements (vegetarian option) or fish oil supplements.

4. A Set Of Multi-Vitamins

Getting the right balance of vitamins and minerals is essential when it comes to muscle growth. They can help in transportation of protein around the body, and also in the release of muscle growing hormones etc.

So if you are finding it hard to get enough vitamins or minerals in your normal food, it is important you get yourself a decent set of multi-vitamins!

5. Creatine

 Creatine is naturally found in your body. But the depletion of it stops you training longer and completing more reps in a set. So its presence, means you can do more reps and that equates to higher muscle growth! In addition, creatine also pulls fluid into the cells of your muscle fibers, which makes them look bigger (this process is known as volumization).

 So this is good for muscle gain, and looking more muscular but also breaking out of plateaus. However, be warned, too much creatine has been said to have bad side effects, so as much as it is great for muscle gain, I suggest you take this carefully and drink loads of water when you're on it.

 6. Glutamine

 Glutamine is found in the body naturally, and helps deal with stresses you put on your body through weight training.

Sometimes though there isn't enough and you take longer to recover from a workout! Glutamine as supplement can help there, and improve your recovery times! 

So Lets Recap

 The 6 supplements you should look at are whey protein powder, casein protein powder, fish or flax oil, a set of multi-vitamins, creatine and, finally, glutamine. You don't need anything else!

 

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50-million behind the Boks: Zuma 50-million behind the Boks: Zuma
The Springboks carry the hopes of 50-million South Africans on their shoulders, President Jacob Zuma told the 30-man squad and management during the team's official send off to the Rugby World Cup at the President's Guest House in Pretoria on Monday.   »

Pumping up Bok support for World Cup
South Africans have been called on to stand behind their beloved Springboks, the national rugby team, as they prepare to do battle in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.   »
Over $350m for Horn of Africa relief
The African Union secured over $351-million in cash and some $28-million in kind at a pledging conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia aimed at closing the $1-billion gap in the $2.4-billion needed to address the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa.   »
Call to rally behind climate awareness
With less than three months to go before the UN climate summit in Durban, the government has called on all sectors of society to help intensify the country's communication on climate change and its impact on the developing world.   »
Climate result 'crucial': BASIC nations
With less than three months to go before the 2011 UN climate summit, the BASIC group of countries – Brazil, South Africa, India and China – have stressed the importance of achieving a genuine, balanced and comprehensive result in Durban.   »
'Green' energy opportunities for women
Numerous jobs and business opportunities will arise as the government designs programmes favouring renewable energy and energy efficiency, Deputy Energy Minister Barbara Thompson told delegates at a workshop for women entrepreneurs.   »
South Africans thanked for power saving
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has thanked South Africans for saving electricity in winter, when demand was highest – while appealing to households and businesses to keep saving, especially during Eskom's summer maintenance season.   »
Youth to 'Jam' for South Africa 2030
South Africa needs insight and foresight and that comes from the youth, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel told students at the launch of the National Planning Commission Jam, a live 72-hour online discussion about South Africa's vision for 2030.    »
Banyana close in on Olympics place
Banyana Banyana are on the verge of qualification for the 2012 Olympics, thanks to an inspirational performance from Noko Matlou in the first leg of their qualifier against Ethiopia at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday.   »
William Kentridge live in Johannesburg
World-renowned artist William Kentridge, working with a handful of extraordinary artists, will display his remarkable and varied talents during a two-week programme at Johannesburg's Market Theatre as part of the city's 2011 Arts Alive International Festival.   »

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