Monday, 18 June 2007

Jessica Biel: 10 Workout Tips





Some work-out tips from Jessica Biel that you might find handy.

Note: points 6-10 are from Jerry Owens (personal trainer of Rachel McAdams). Emphasis added.



Mix it up
"I'm a big advocate of recreational sports and stuff. If someone can get out there, even if it's a hike or something like that, just to break up the monotony of going to the gym...I really like that."

Full body exercises
"We do full body movements. You are pretty much using as many muscles at once, which in turn will jack that heart rate up."


Food choices
"really organic and clean foods, all natural, like nuts." Also, "an amino acid drink, so that you're not burning up a lot of your muscle, or protein."


Medicine ball
"Get a medicine ball and do a lunge with a twist while you are holding the ball. Those are great. You are activating so many muscles at once, and you are using those muscles over so many different plains."


Diet
"Breakfast would be whole grain bread French toast with egg whites and cinnamon. For a mid-morning snack, they'd do a mixed-berry protein shake. Lunch might be sweet potato tuna melt. An afternoon snack might be hummus with celery sticks. Dinner would be spaghetti and meatballs with spaghetti squash and meatballs made of turkey or chicken breast."


On Yoga and Pilates
"Those are great forms of exercise for stability and balance, but neither one of those is going to change your body dramatically like training with weights does."


Fats
"The biggest problem is that people are fat phobic. It's clinically proven that we need healthy fat in our diets. You need to eat a balanced diet but not be afraid of fat, like Omega 3 fatty acids like walnuts, olive oil and even coconut oil."


Weight loss and "toning up"
"blend nutrition, exercise, and physical therapy. The body responds better. People get too wrapped up in doing isolated movement, like being very body part specific."


On Cardio
"People get too cardio-crazy and need to do more weight lifting," says Owens. He explains that for many people on elliptical machines, "their heart Rate is about the same as if they were shopping around a mall."


Rest and recovery
"take one to two days off a week: have a massage, make sure you get plenty of rest. The muscles actually change when they're recovering."


Source

Monday, 4 June 2007

The Cool Masterseek

There are lots of search engines in the world wide web and they indeed help us to look for the information that we want. May it be the meaning of words, the specific url of a website where we can gather information, and so forth. These search engines can give us back thousands of information.. some are relevant to our needs, some are not. The possibilities are endless.

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So, if you want to find a specific business name over the net, just visit Masterseek website and then bookmark it for easy reference on your next search.

Sunday, 3 June 2007

Un-like-lindt

I write this post not to dis-credit lindt but to share my experience.

I am not really into sweets but in our last trip to the shop, there was this attractive section of lindt chocolates in discounted price. There were lots of variants but MCJ picked up the dark chocolate and showed it to me. Actually, telling me to get one for myself. I didn't hesitate and just grabbed the one that he was holding. I didn't gave it a second thought or check the other range. I adhere to the cliche, the darker the better.. so I thought it was good.

We had it for dessert at night. And oh my! It didn't taste the way I expected it to be. It was like burnt cocoa. Well, it is 70% cocoa but I reckon should not taste like it was intentionally burnt to make it dark. I had two small bites and gave the rest to MCJ. He didn't like it also, but he doesnt want to waste good money, so he ended up eating it all.

I think, he had it until last night. What's funny was, the choc was hard... ohhhh... MCJ broke his front tooth. Now he has a tooth missing infront. Waaaa! He sounds funny when he talks. He really needs new denture!