Rabu, 29 Agustus 2012

All Natural (Drug Free) Bodybuilding Secrets

Natural bodybuilding refers to bodybuilding without muscle enhancing drugs or anabolic substances. In other words natural athletes who choose to build their body with all-natural have to stick to a regimen of well structured bodybuilding diet along with some performance enhancing supplements like whey protein, creatine & l-glutamine. There are however other natural athletes who go all out ie they don't even use over the counter products to help them supplement their daily diets. Their nutrition consists solely on natural foods!

Natural bodybuilding is a very specific sport. There are national bodybuilding organisations that organize natural bodybuilding contests for men and women. For more information or if you are interested in entering a natural bodybuilding show please get yourself a copy of Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness magazine at your local newsagent. Some of these shows are drug tested and some are not. The choice on which one you compete is completely yours.

A natural bodybuilder must learn to build his body in the most precise way possible. Learning as much as possible about natural bodybuilding dieting, training, supplementation is essential if one is to successfully build a natural physique of national caliber.

Rabu, 22 Agustus 2012

Does Natural Bodybuilding Still Exist?

The term "natural" has undergone multiple revisions in the last few years. New and high tech bodybuilding supplements have blurred the distinction between legal supplementation and steroids. The addition of various pro-hormonal stacks and related supplements to the bodybuilder's arsenal has caused many to conclude that natural bodybuilding no longer exists. One could ask also,

Is it natural to consume 5 grams of Creatine-Monohydrate or 10 grams of L-Glutamine in a single serving?

Is it natural to use Taraxatone to increase muscular definition and then apply 5 coats of Pro-Tan prior to competition?

Does pre-digested ion exchange whey protein exist naturally?

The obvious answer to these questions is NO!

On the other hand, while it is possible to achieve an impressive and healthy physique without supplementation you need to be aware that the proper use and combination of legal supplements will increase the speed of your physical transformation and that your competitor (should you decide to compete) is likely using them to his or her advantage. So how do we resolve this conflict.

Jumat, 17 Agustus 2012

Attention Athletes - Become As Fit As A Caveman By Complying With The Paleo Diet

When we compare our regular lives to that of professional athletes, it is obvious that they follow a much different lifestyle than we do. Because they participate in such extreme sports, they push their body limits on a regular basis and in doing so
they require a regimen that allows their body to mend injuries and recover at a speedy rate, so that they can continue to participate in their respected sport. The paleo diet for athletes is a great remedy for these requirements and it is no wonder it is recommended by health experts and athlete trainers.

The paleo diet, which founded its name from Palaeolithic is developed from the food plan of the hunter gatherers centuries ago. It mainly contain foods such as lean meats and seafood hunted from animals, fruits, vegetables, in addition to nuts and seeds gathered by our ancestors. Dairy products and crop food products are on no
account a part of the diet because they were produced by man following the formulation of agriculture, not by nature. Athletes who follow the paleo diet enjoy a healthy body oozing with an abundance of energy. By making a few minor corrections towards the diet, paleo athlete enthusiasts favor lowered recovery times leading to a massive enhancement in performance.

Minggu, 12 Agustus 2012

A Champion's Path to Victory - Great Coach - Mentors Required For Success in Athletics and Business

As a former, world class Greco Roman wrestler, I learned an important lesson that has served me well in my life after athletics. It is what I call "The Champions Path to Victory". I have shared this theme many times with young athletes that I have been fortunate enough to work with at camps or on international sports tours, which I have led.

I spent nearly twenty years of my life pursuing an Olympic dream. In the end, I finished third in the U.S. Olympic Trials, which was good enough to call myself an Olympic alternate, but not good enough to allow me a chance at Olympic glory. Although, I spent so many years pursuing a dream I didn't reach, I have no regrets. The experiences I have had, the relationships I built, and the lessons I learned are worth more than gold.

Early on, in my athletic career, I discovered a common ingredient that all successful athletes had. I am not talking about great motivation and drive. Yes, that is very important, but in itself it is not enough to reach the highest levels of achievement. A high level of motivation might lead an athlete to a great high school career but not to an Olympic Gold.

Kamis, 09 Agustus 2012

The Golf Swing is an Athletic Move

Have you ever noticed a lot of the top athletes in other sports are very good golfers. Quarterbacks in football are good golfers. Case in point: Tony Romo, who is the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys is a very good golfer. He missed qualifying for the U.S. Open and the Byron Nelson golf tournaments by only a couple of strokes. Pitchers in baseball are very good golfers as well. Another case in point: Rollie Fingers, who is a retired pitcher qualified for next year's Senior Tour.

The reason athletes in other sports are good golfers is because the golf swing, when executed properly, is a natural athletic move. What is a natural athletic move? A quarterback throwing a football, a pitcher throwing a baseball, hitting a baseball, a forehand in tennis, and a hockey player shooting a puck are all natural athletic moves. The golf swing shouldn't be any different. The problem that most middle and high handicapped golfers have is trying to make a "golf swing" instead of a natural athletic move which other athletes make in their sports.

Try this image and feeling out next time you practice or play. You can even practice this in your garage or yard without hitting balls. Do you remember skipping stones across the lake when you were a kid? How about throwing a ball side arm? Go ahead, get up right now and mimic one of those motions. Did you notice anything resembling a golf swing...? If you made a natural motion of skipping a stone or throwing a ball, you made a motion of a correct golf swing. You also made a natural athletic move.

Selasa, 07 Agustus 2012

Using Nature's Remedies To Scratch Out Athlete's Foot

What is athlete's foot?A common fungal infection of the feet which typically thrives in the area between the toes, but in severe cases may spread to the toenails, the sides of the feet, and the soles.

Contracted generally in locker rooms and communal showers shared by athletes, this infection is highly contagious and easily transmitted to others whose feet may come in contact with tiny skin flakes shed by an infected person.

What causes it?

Rapidly multiplying microorganisms, including the bacteria and fungi which cause athlete's foot, thrive in warm, moist, dark environments -- like showers and sweaty gym shoes. Contact with contaminated floors, water, mats, towels, rugs, and clothes then transmit the fungus from one individual to another.

What are the symptoms?

The typical signs of athlete's foot are: dryness, itching, stinging, burning, and/or scaling between the toes, and sometimes spreading to other areas of the foot.

Jumat, 27 Juli 2012

Best Natural Treatments For Athlete's Foot

Athlete's foot, is a fungal infection of the skin. Also called tinea pedis, the fungus flourishes in dark and damp conditions, and sweaty feet trapped inside shoes for long periods of time are main candidates for the growth of fungal infections. The symptoms of athlete's foot vary, but generally include peeling, cracking, redness, itching, and burning.

This condition may spread to other areas of the body, such as the groin or underarms, if left untreated for any length of time. There are a number of other medical conditions can imitate the symptoms of a fungal infection, such as eczema, psoriasis, allergic reactions to dyes or other chemicals in shoes and socks, and bacterial infections of the skin.

If you are unsure of the cause of your symptoms, or if your symptoms fail to respond to treatment, these must be reported to a podiatrist.

Natural, Herbal Treatments For Athlete's Foot

Ginger: This herb contains a compound called caprylic acid, which has proven antifungal properties. Simmer about an ounce of ginger root in a cup of boiling water and then apply it directly to the affected area of the foot at least twice a day.

Garlic. Laboratory studies have shown garlic to be an effective remedy for athlete's foot and other fungal infections. Soaking the affected foot in a tub or pail of warm water that contains several cloves of garlic generally relieves itching and burning. Garlic can also be mixed with olive oil and applied directly to the affected area once or twice daily.

Minggu, 22 Juli 2012

Athletes Foot Cures That Work

With the beating our feet take on a daily basis it's a wonder there is any athletes foot cures that work. Think about it for a minute. Our feet are stood on for countless hours each day under our bodies tremendous weight, walked on, ran on, and often times crammed into shoes that are too small or distort our feet. (high heels) Athletes foot is really only one of the problems we sometimes have to deal with.

But, even with that said, if you've ever suffered with athletes foot you know how bothersome it can be. The itching and scratching just won't end it seems. You can literally continue to scratch until your feet become raw! So, are there any athletes foot cures? What can I do to get it to stop?

Well, there are certainly no shortage of athletes foot cures. It seems like everyone under the sun has some kind of remedy. The real question is, which ones actually work? Let's take a quick look at a few of them:

Selasa, 17 Juli 2012

Athlete's Foot Treatment

Those who get athlete's foot tend not to be even an athlete. If you're athlete or not you will still need an athlete's foot treatment. Athlete's foot is very common and can be treated just as easily. I had athlete's a few months back and now I'm "clean" which is a relief. You can go down two roads and use natural and organic means to sure your athlete's foot or use the over the counter medications, there really is no wrong choice because both will help you get rid of it.

What I did use was apple cider vinegar with water. It's very simple just get a large bowl so both of your feet will fit and soak for 20-30 minutes. I did this a couple times a day for a few days bye bye athlete's foot. I have an idea how it came about I start working out on a regular basis again and running in the morning. My feet would get sweaty and I didn't clean them as much as I should I guess. I also was running in these old cross training shoes and that could have contributed to the athlete's foot.

Kamis, 12 Juli 2012

How to Treat Athlete's Foot Naturally

I'm not going to go into what athlete's foot is and how you can 'catch it' here because that would just take too long, and if you've already got athlete's foot then I'm pretty sure that you just want to get rid of it as soon as possible!

Out of all the athlete's foot and fungus creams I've come across there has only ever been one natural skin care product I've witnessed that really works.

It's an Aloe Vera product and it's probably one of the best natural skin care products I've seen in a long while. Aloe Vera is one of the most powerful natural skin care products available and has been proven to kill germs, bacteria or fungi of just about every imaginable description. So, when I came across Aloe Liquid Soap, Aloe Propolis Creme and Aloe Vera Gelly, I began to use them and the results were amazing. The athlete's foot has totally cleared up.

Senin, 09 Juli 2012

The Standard Schnauzer - A Natural Athlete

Depending upon the climate in which an owner lives, a Standard Schnauzer can adapt easily to both indoor and outdoor life. The Standard Schnauzer is an extremely athletic dog breed which needs to receive plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. The dog has a keen and sharp mind, high energy level and needs to have a wide array of fun and entertaining activities to keep them occupied.

Playing a simple game of fetch is not challenging enough to keep the Standard Schnauzer entertained for very long. An owner should throw a bit of hide and seek into the mix to allow the dog to exercise the body and mind. The dog loves to solve complex issues and will thrive when given a challenge. The breed has been used in the search and rescue capacity, and loves a good game of sniffing and finding a hidden object. Exercise caution when allowing the dog to find a hidden object and what is offered in terms of a reward. The dog may just choose to ignore the game and devour the treat when you aren't looking.

A casual stroll around the neighborhood block is not going to suffice for a Standard Schnauzer. The dog needs a brisk walk on a regular basis to cater to its natural athletic abilities. The Standard Schnauzer also craves mental stimulation and loves to play games and other exciting activities. The dogs love attention and participating in a play session where they can run freely. If you are currently in the process of getting physically fit, a Standard Schnauzer makes a great workout partner.

Sabtu, 07 Juli 2012

Natural Bodybuilding Versus The Typical Meathead

Natural bodybuilding in many respects is still in its infancy. Stemming from the infamous traditional bodybuilding industry, to get away from all the hype and stigmas associated with the industry. I want to dive in a bit to explain the main differences and ideologies of the natural bodybuilder versus the typical bodybuilder.

Since the days of Eugene Sandow bodybuilding has really taken a turn for the worse. When we think of the bodybuilding industry what is the first thing that comes to mind? Well, for me it is steroids, drugs, meathead, roid rage, etc. It is very frightening this has become the issue. Because of the stigma associated with the industry people have begun to try and separate them selves away from this kind of thinking, and have strived to advocate the right way to do things.

Sandow in his early years was a big admirer of the ancient Greek and Roman statues that demonstrated the beauty and art that lies within the human body. Natural bodybuilding has taken a stance that is trying to get back to this methodology of doing what the body can already do naturally. Sandow's original intention was to create a weight lifting spectacle to demonstrate how much weight a person can move. This was the introduction to the strong man competition. Because of the popularity of this strong man spectacle Sandow became popular and began to help others with training and diet.

Rabu, 27 Juni 2012

Athletes Foot Remedy - Natural Cures For Athletes Foot Fungus

We have all had the itching and extreme frustration that can stem from something so minuscule and small you would not think of the damage that it could do. The culprit I am talking about is athletes foot which can make you want to simply hang your foot out your car door so that you can get the relief from the itch. Fortunately, there is an athletes foot remedy that will help you achieve the relief you so desperately seek.

If you are unsure if that scratch is more than just a bug bite gone awry then you should take a look at the symptoms of athletes foot. Athletes foot is actually a type of fungus that most generally forms between the toes and can cause an itching or burning sensation accompanied by some skin peeling on the foot. Skin peeling is a good sign that this is more than just an itching foot.

Breeding grounds for athletes foot are places such as pool decks, locker rooms, and shower booths. That is why so many people have resorted to wearing the ever-lovely flip-flop when they are in places such as that. They keep you from having to touch your foot to the possible fungus that might have formed on the floor and also help you keep your feet clean.

Minggu, 17 Juni 2012

How to Increase Your Stamina Naturally - Athletes' Strategy

Stamina is defined as the energy and endurance and strength for continuing to perform over a long period of time. It is a must for all athletes such as football, soccer, basketball, Olympic swimmers, marathon runners, triathlon, long-distance cycling etc. They are trying to build up their stamina levels in order to improve their athletic performances.

Here are list of exercises that can enable you to boost your stamina levels and maintain your better performances.

- Running for the preset time limit like 3 minutes to start with, if everything is ok, then work to increase the time limits to the level as much as you can, running exercise would help you to boost your muscle tissues and improve your stamina level.

- Cycling is very great exercise which involves all of your body parts; it will help increasing your stamina level.

Jumat, 15 Juni 2012

My Natural Athlete's Foot Treatment

 I didn't know what exactly athlete's foot was until I got it myself. I like playing sports but I wouldn't consider myself an athlete by any means you know. So I couldn't figure or understand how I got athlete's foot. I had this burning sensation in between my toes and bottom of my foot I didn't have before and it was very uncomfortable. I know this is gross but if it happened to me it can happen to anyone really.

I wanted to try a natural approach to treating my athlete's foot instead of the traditional medications. What I did find was something called tea tree oil. What is that you might be asking? Well tea tree oil can kill bacteria and fungi and when I applied this to my infected area twice a day for a few weeks it finally subsided.

Selasa, 12 Juni 2012

The Bodybuilding Natural Athlete

Now that steroids are found to be harmful to the human physiology, the trend now in sports is to train and compete without the use of this or other harmful so-called performance enhancing drugs. This holds true in the bodybuilding world where natural bodybuilding is now being emphasized. The term "Natural" now used to imply that the bodybuilder is not engaged in the use of performance enhancing supplements. With the popular clamor among Bodybuilding natural athletes for a level playing field, more and more companies are introducing to bodybuilding natural products and supplements.

Even the competitions themselves have begun to banner themselves as Natural Bodybuilding Competitions and the trend has given rise to National Bodybuilding Associations. Bodybuilders are now very careful with what supplements and vitamins they take because although accurate drug screening is expensive and many screening tests are not always held; and although drug-users are not always detected, a competitor who is caught taking the prohibited substance or supplement or fails the drug screening test is usually banned from competition for life. This makes it complicated for many because although a substance may not be banned by one sanctioning organizer of a competitive event, it may be banned by another. In the highly competitive world of Bodybuilding, genetic limitations on a person could very well mean the difference between winning and losing a contest. Many new bodybuilders wanting to be competitive are therefore confused between the so-called legal (natural) and the banned supplements. Even veteran weight training coaches are divided on the issue.

Sabtu, 09 Juni 2012

Natural Athlete's Foot Cure

There are natural athlete's foot cure that will help you stop the growth of bacteria. Maybe some of you had been very ashamed to discuss this. But always, the key to stop this shameful condition is to prevent it from getting worse.

Athlete's foot is a bacteria or fungus that usually thrives in enclosed, warm and moist environments. Most of the cases, the bacteria and fungus flourish in dirty shoes, damp socks, shower rooms and even the locker rooms. You have an athlete's foot when you got a peeling in between your toes, and when you experience a blistered and cracked feet. Also the certain sign of this are redness and when you feel an intense itching between your toes.

Actually, athlete's foot is not contagious. But if you don't treat it as early as possible, chances are you're going to get ugly blisters that could cause bacterial infections which are bad. You need to properly care and treat your athlete's foot for about two weeks. Then you'll notice that it will start to clear up on the first week of your treatment. In case it does not clear up within a week, you need to seek some medical care.
You need a little extra care when it comes to your feet to avoid the growth of fungus and bacteria. The following are the proper care and the natural athlete's foot cure.

Kamis, 07 Juni 2012

Natural Athletes Foot Cure - Stop the Burning and Itching Now

I know you are probably embarrassed and frustrated with having Athlete's foot. The good news is that there is a natural athletes foot cure. There are several actually, so in this article I will review some of the more popular treatments for you.

Athlete's foot is a bacteria or fungus that thrives in enclosed, warm and moist environments. One such place would be inside your athletic shoes hence the name athlete's foot. Of course it is not only athletes who can get athlete's foot but anyone who allows a dark, moist environment to exist in their shoes.
Athlete's foot can be very painful as your feet crack, blister and peel and become red and inflamed. At times the itching can drive you insane also. You need immediate relief when you discover that you have athlete's foot so here are some remedies that you may or may not have in your home currently.