Wednesday, January 16, 2019

RIPPEDISM 2: Build Week Legs and Cardio Review

RIPPEDISM 2 has arrived! I am a huge fan of the original RIPPEDISM workout (you can read my reviews here) so when I learned about RIPPEDISM 2 - I knew I was in for a treat. RIPPEDISM 2 picks up where RIPPEDISM 1 left off and the system will challenge you in an entirely new way. Jeff & Stu bring you seventeen all new workouts in this all new 9 week program that is available for streaming or download! They offer monthly or annual subscriptions on their website and have an app. Follow the ripped diet with the use of their macro calculator and utilize their recipes, shopping lists and more. Stay tuned on the blog for detailed reviews of all the RIPPEDISM 2 workouts. 

RIPPEDISM 2: Legs & Cardio WorkoutJeff Hirsh and Stu Lopoten, 2017

Jeff & Stu both workout together for this 35 min lower body & cardio workout. Build week uses pyramid training & drop sets for maximum muscle hyertrophy. The format is 2 minutes of strength followed by 1 min cardio and 15 seconds rest. You will only need dumbbells and weight bench or chair for this workout.

After a warm up, exercises include: diagonal lunges & single leg hop, sumo speed squats, lunge pulses, squats to lunge hop, wall sit, single leg squat reach, weighted thigh fall, pulse squats to jump squats, calf raise variations, and calf hops. 
The bonus is 2 minutes of jump squats & dips. The workout concludes with a cool down.

Using heavy weights this is an advanced routine. My lower body was burning by the end of this routine. The structure & sequencing really allows you to work your lower body, get in some good cardio and really feel the burn in only 35 min. They offer modifications and the structure allows you to go at your own pace. As always, the guys provide excellent form pointers and encouragement. I received access to these workouts for review purposes. 




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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: QiGong for Self-Refinement Total Health with the 5 Elements by Chris Shelton

by Chris Shelton


If you are a fan of QiGong this is the book for you. Even if you have never practiced QiGong but are a looking to enhance or start a meditation and physical QiGong exercise program this is a great book. Great for beginners and advanced QiGong enthusiasts, this book contains tons of great information, meditation, exercises and so much more. If you are looking to improve yourself in 2019, QiGong for Self-Refinement is a great place to start.

With QiGong for Self-Refinement you can figure out your personal element type in order to target an exercise and mediation program to fit your own needs. Chris has over 20 years of experience as a certified practitioner and teacher in Qigong, the ancient holistic health modality that combines traditional Chinese medicine with movement, breath and visualization. The book defines the 5 elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and presents simple meditations and physical exercises that can lead you into greater awareness of your body and gradually restore your health from the inside out. SheltonQigong.com

Qigong empowers people to heal themselves through simple, non-invasive techniques and movements. Passed down from ancient China, Qigong is an ancient holistic health modality combining Chinese medicine with movement, breath and visualization. This book includes practices designed to balance your physical and emotional health, improve your mood and increase your vitality.

About the author:
Chris is a Master QiGong specialist, works with celebrities and others in conjunction with fitness trainers, gyms and private appointments to heal the body and energy. He is currently touring with Def Lepard and Journey. He and his wife have a practice in San Jose and Burbank.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

REVIEW: Figure 8 Fitness Cardio Core Learn Workout


From the makers of JNL Fusion, Body FX presents Figure 8 Fitness: Dynamic Core Training Through Dance. Figure 8 Fitness Basic Collection and Figure 8 Fitness Ultimate Collection are both great for BEGINNERS through ADVANCED exercisers! All levels can experience an effective CORE workout using the simple Figure 8 method of CORE training. If you are looking for a fun and effective way to train your core- these are the workouts for you. Easy to follow and core focused cardio that will have you slimmed down & toned up in no time. Stay tuned on the blog for detailed reviews of all of the Figure 8 Fitness workouts. Available on DVD or download. 


Figure 8 Fitness: Cardio Core Learn
Jaana Kunitz, 2012

Jaana leads this 41 minute core focused cardio dance routine. Jaana works out with 
You wont need any equipment for this workout.

After a warm up, exercises include merengue with speed bag arms, hip rolls and standing crunches, side step hip shifts, stamp & crunches, travelling hip bumps, hip circles & halo arms, figure 8 hips, travelling skater & twist, step behind with torso rotation, step ball change, cross knee pull standing crunches, and a cool down. 


I rate this intermediate level in terms of intensity and choreo complexity. All of the exercises are core focused while getting in some great cardio. There is no down time & Jaana really makes the most of the 40 minutes. She builds small routines & puts them together in a way that makes it easy to follow along. I received this DVD to review. 

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Figure 8 Fitness on the web
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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Absolutely Gluten Free Introduces TahiniBAR ~ Delicious and Healthy



Keep reading to learn all about my new favorite energy bar: TahiniBAR. These are SO SO delicious. They taste like a shortbread cookie but they are GOOD FOR YOU! TahiniBARs are also gluten free so they are perfect for anyone with a gluten sensitivity. Did I mention, they taste amazing! Each variety is yummy, though I think Pistachio is my favorite, and they really satisfy my hunger. All varieties are vegan, certified OU Kosher and dairy-free. They are a great snack or a delicious treat without the guilt. Keep reading to learn more. 


Absolutely Gluten Free Introduces TahiniBAR, the Energy Bar Made From Sesame Seeds. They are available in Three Exciting Varieties: Cocoa Nibs, Pistachio, and Vanilla - seriously all of them are yummy and each one contains only 100 calories! They work perfect as a mid morning or mid afternoon snack and kept me satisfied until my next meal. Great to keep in your desk drawer, kitchen pantry or gym bag. The taste is so good and so unique- you seriously need to try them. YUM YUM.


Absolutely Gluten Free, maker of all-natural crackers, flatbreads, and pizza that are both delicious and gluten-free, is taking on the energy bar category with the launch of TahiniBAR, a grab-and-go sesame seed snack that weighs in at only 100 calories. All varieties are vegan, certified OU Kosher and dairy-free.

As many of us are trying to eat healthier the demand for healthy portable snacks is on the rise. The interest in healthy and delicious bars is there so the need for a variety of options has grown. The gluten-free movement continues to gain traction as shoppers become more mindful of diets that support health and wellness. Enter TahiniBARs a delicious portable, healthy and gluten free option to satisfy your hunger.


Sesame seeds are truly one of the most ancient foods on earth. In fact, sesame plants are the oldest known plant species to be grown primarily for their seeds (pods) and oils rather than for their leaves, fruit or vegetables. The good news- they taste great and are the main ingredient in TahiniBARs.

Health Benefits - Sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper, manganese, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, molybdenum, and selenium. These translate into a variety of health benefits including cholesterol-lowering phytosterols, heart health, improved blood pressure, hormone balance, as well as cancer fighting and fat burning properties. Sesame also helps boost nutrient absorption and energy levels, too.


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Thursday, January 10, 2019

FREE STREAMING WORKOUTS From Herbalife: Arms & Shoulder Build with Samantha Clayton


If you are like me, you love new workouts! Herbalife is offering FREE streaming workouts to anyone! They can be accessed by all on the Herbalife Fitness Portal!  Their newly launched site is geared to everyone- beginner, intermediate & advanced! These workouts are free to everyone-all fitness levels, no access code needed, just good, quick fitness workouts. Samantha does most of the workouts and she has a few other fitness professionals leading workouts in their specialties. Samantha is a  former Olympic runner, mother of 4 is the head of Fitness for Herbalife Fitness. Keep reading my detailed review of a fab workout from the site!


Herbalife Fitness Portal: Arms & Shoulder Build
Samantha Clayton

Samantha leads this 8 min upper body routine in gym set. You will only need a set of dumbbells for this workout. The routine is done in a ladder with 12, 8, and 6 reps of each exercise.

Exercises include wide rows, bridge hold with bench press, and renegade rows.

With heavier weights this is a high intermediate routine. The pace is quick and non-stop. The routine is short so you can easily add on a few more Herbalife routines if you have time. When one workout ends, another in the series actually starts up shortly after making it easy to just keep working out. The Herbalife Fitness Portal is free for everyone!

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The Herbalife Fitness Portal on the web

I received the same access to the website that is available to everyone. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

10 SIMPLE WAYS TO AVOID THE FLU BUG

10 SIMPLE WAYS TO AVOID THE FLU BUG
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Article by: By Eddie Fatakhov, M.D. (aka Dr. Fat-Off)

The holidays of 2018 have come and gone and, as many of us go back to work and are again surrounded by sniffling and coughing people, giving and receiving the ‘gift’ that keeps on giving: The Flu.

While it’s important to remember that ‘tis still the season for colds and flu, the good news is that if you follow these suggested preventions/precautions, the flu isn’t a give you have to receive.

Here are 10 simple ways to significantly decrease your chances of getting colds and even worse - the flu in 2019.

1.) Wash your hands

Think of every communal thing you touch on a daily basis - doors and door knobs, stair rails, other people, countertops, restaurant chairs… the list goes on and on. Because we are so hands-on the chances of spreading cold germs and flu virus is very high. 

Combatting this spread is simple - wash your hands frequently and make sure you are doing it correctly!
 
2.) Clean communal surfaces

Many studies have been done to find the presence of viruses on shared surfaces in places like classrooms and airports. These studies all found breeding grounds for germs and viruses. While you might not be able to disinfect your schools and airports you can clean your home and office areas.

The use of a simple disinfectant wipe on light switches, doorknobs, phones, computer keyboards, and TV remotes can minimize exposure to germs and viruses for you, your loved ones, and your coworkers.

3.) Avoid touching your face, eyes and mouth

The best ways to transmit germs and viruses from surfaces and your hands is to touch your face - specifically your mouth and eyes. This direct introduction can lead to cold, flu, and other illness such as respiratory infection. So if you are a nail biter, sandwich eater, nose wiper, or eye rubber, either take a break from these actions or increase your hand washing even more.

4.) Use Hand Sanitizer

For those times when you don’t have access to soap and water grab the hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer is a convenient and helpful tool for disinfecting your hands to prevent flu and cold viruses.

5.) Get Sleep

You immune system is your main line of defense against cold and flu and sleep deprivation is a major hindrance to your immune system. Not only will getting enough sleep help your body defend itself it will also increase your energy during the day.

6.) Exercise

In addition to helping you feel great working out is beneficial for a lot of reasons, including boosting your immune system. Reducing excess weight can be key when preventing colds and the flu since many studies have shown that overweight and obese people are more susceptible to injury and illness.

7.) Don’t be around sick people

If there is someone in your house or office who is coughing or sneezing try to keep your distance. This might be difficult at home (take all other precautions) but at work try suggesting the sick person stay home. Talking to your employer about making a plan for keeping sick people out of your workspace is a great way to keep employees healthy while also increasing productivity within a healthy workforce. 

In addition - don’t be that guy. If you feel sick find a way to stay home.

8.) Cover your nose and mouth

Covering your nose and mouth while sneezing and coughing is a great way to prevent the flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), that are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands. Remember to wash your hands after you cover!

9 & 10.) Eat healthy, stay hydrated and take probiotics

Eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water are two ways to support your hardworking immune system. Think fruits, vegetables, lean proteins like turkey, and complex carbohydrates when planning your meals. 

In addition, increase your water intake to help your body flush toxins and add probiotics via diet or supplements to help fight any “bad” bacteria with “good” bacteria (recent studies have found that probiotics might help prevent upper respiratory infections in children).
  


ABOUT DR. FAT-OFF:
Eddie Fatakhov, M.D., a.k.a. Dr. Fat-off, is a Board-Certified Physician, Nutritionist, and Best-Selling Author of "The Doctors' Clinic-30 Program. His latest book is “Dr. Fat-Off Simple Life-Long Weight-Loss Solutions.”



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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.