Struggling to Get Bigger Legs?

Are you ready to get bigger legs? I know the solution to getting bigger legs. Let me help you out a little. You might hate this like I did when I first heard it, but you must do Squats. I’ve always hated doing squats because I was scared to hurt my lower back. One wrong tweak of the back and I could be down for the week. But I have the secret now…

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Start with Light Weights!

It doesn’t matter if all you can squat is the bar with a 25lb plate on each side to get the correct form. Don’t be self conscious when lifting weights. More than likely people won’t even pay attention to what you are doing so don’t be scared to have light weights on. Focus on yourself, no one else. Do as many as you can until you are really struggling to get back up. Try to get to 20 reps using the lighter weights.

You need to go down as far as possible and pause at the bottom for a second or two and then finish the rep. I started with 25lb plate on each side and got my form down perfectly. Now up to a 45 plate on each side. It’s all about doing squats the RIGHT WAY!

One thing I wanted to point out as well is that this is a 100% natural movement for our bodies. When you go pick something up off the floor, what do you do? Squat down in order to pick it up. Just like picking up a baby or child. We squat down to pick them up. So we must continue to do squats when we are doing leg day to get bigger legs.

Watch the 2 videos below and it will bring your leg workout to a whole new level you want to be at! You will also start to enjoy going to the gym to do leg day.

4 Gout Myths You Probably Believe

Myth #1: Thinking that Gout is a lifelong illness

I’m shocked every time I hear a concerned person tell me in an almost accepting voice that they have gout “and that’s just life.”

You know what’s another part of life? Getting rid of gout!

I don’t recommend medications because of their harmful side effects, but any doctor will happily prescribe you meds that whilst they may contain your symptoms, they do NOTHING to actually cure your gout.

“Side effects of allopurinol include: numbness/tingling of arms/legs, easy bleeding/bruising, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), unusual tiredness, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine, painful/bloody urination), yellowing eyes/skin, severe stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, dark urine, unusual weight loss, eye pain, vision changes…” – WebMD

Of course to treat the underlying issue requires some changes, which we’ll discuss in just a moment. But the fact of the matter remains that gout is perfectly treatable, and yes fully curable.

So don’t let anyone relegate you to a life sentence with gout. You can win this war!

Myth #2: Believing that Gout is caused by uric acid

This one is a half-truth.

It’s a partial myth because uric acid is responsible for gout, yes. But it’s NOT true that uric acid in the blood equals gout. This is a key difference that helps us understand what the true cause of the issue is.

Did you know that it is perfectly normal for uric acid to be present in the blood? This is true for both healthy and unhealthy individuals.

It’s when the uric acid levels exceed a certain threshold that they become problematic. The general guideline is 6.5 mg/dl, in case you’d like to ask your doctor to run a test for you.

Scientists estimate that once this threshold is crossed for a sustained period of time, uric acid begins to spill over from the blood into the joint cavities, and begin an unhealthy process of accumulating in crystallized form.

This is as bad as it sounds. The good news is that the build-up takes an extremely long time before it causes painful swelling – we’re talking years.

Interestingly, the time of life when gout affects people depends on gender.

For males, the uric acid buildup process begins to happen after puberty, again assuming elevated uric acid levels are present. Because it takes many years to reach critical levels of buildup in the joints, men deal with gout issues in their late 30s or later.

On the other hand, the uric acid crystal build up in the joints tends to occur after menopause in women, meaning it takes them much longer to experience gout related symptoms. It’s not uncommon for a woman to be well into her 60s or 70s before dealing with gout symptoms.

It is important to remember that uric acid is a naturally-present waste product in the body, and your body is more than equipped to deal with it. Gout occurs when something in the body disrupts this status-quo, but thankfully this can be restored by providing the right trigger and the right substances.

Myth #3: Gout only affects the big toe

From the above we understand now that it takes a long time for gout to occur up in the joints. But not all joints are affected equally.

The uric acid crystallization process needs colder temperatures in order to occur. Therefore, it is usually the big toe that is the first to be affected by gout. However, gout can also occur in other joints, particularly those of the fingers and also the elbows.

Gout is considered a type of arthritis. It’s an especially painful type, which can cause swelling and redness around the affected area. However, as we’ve learned from myth one, this is a reversible illness and all it takes is nudging our bodies back to their previous balanced state.

Myth #4: Thinking that eating vegetables and other high purine foods increases uric acid production, leading to gout.

As you now know by now, uric acid buildup is responsible for gout-related pains. There is a misunderstood notion that purines found in vegetables and other healthy foods can turn into uric acid and exacerbate the problem.

It is true that purines can turn to uric acid, but studies have shown that the human body generally doesn’t do this with produce-based purines, except in emergency circumstances. It certainly wouldn’t overproduce uric acid leading to gout. In fact, many of these healthy ingredients are exactly what we use to help reverse gout all naturally.

“Limiting purine-rich vegetables intake for lowering plasma urate may be ineffectual, despite current recommendations” – Journal of Arthritis & Rheumatism

Going on some weird, restrictive diet is NOT the way to get rid of gout effectively.

Cure gout all naturally by getting to the foot of the matter

Now that you understand what gout isn’t, it’s important to know what gout is and how to solve it.

Quite simply, gout is an imbalance ailment. Uric acid is produced from birth, yet normally the body does a good job of getting rid of it as quickly as it is produced. Symptoms occur when an inefficient body over-stores uric acid where it shouldn’t.

Doesn’t it make sense then, that rather than masking the symptoms (as drugs do), you fix what has gone wrong?

After all, we’re not asking your body to do anything magical. We’re simply getting it back to its natural state. Is it really that complicated?

In The Gout Code™, you’ll learn how Okinawans have been curing gout for centuries, and how to use this knowledge to cure yourself of gout in 7 days or less.

“Besides holding the record for longevity and centenaries of the world, Okinawa is the only place where 80-90 year-olds live like persons 30 years younger. Ancient Chinese legends already called Okinawa ‘the land of the immortals’ ” – Indian Journal of Community Medicine

The process is both easy to follow and straightforward – it’s a fool proof way for anyone to get rid of gout rapidly, safely, and permanently.

Does it Really Work That Fast?

At this stage, you’re probably thinking that the program sounds powerful – but can it really work that fast?

I don’t blame you for being skeptical. Most people are. But have a look at the experiences of some of the people who tried the program:

Here’s an example from Mary Nolan, from Canberra:

I got your guide when I was suffering from a 13 day long acute attack that wasn’t getting any better even with high dose Advil and Colcrys. After doing your recommendations, I IMMEDIATELY started feeling better and the pain was completely gone barely 30 hours later. The Gout Code is a MUST HAVE for any gout sufferer.

John Hunter, from Texas, writes:

Dear Lewis, I wanted to send you a quick thank you email as your guide has saved my life. I had been plagued with gout for over 5 years and even though I’m just 41 I was feeling more like a 70 year old with the pain and lack of mobility. I had previously been relying heavily on Catafast to aid with the pain but it had started to cause problems with my stomach. Now I’ve been completely off Catafast and yet all the pain is gone thanks to The Gout Code. God bless

And Karl Johnson, from London:

Just 3 weeks of following The Gout Code and my uric acid levels are down from 9.8mg/dL to 5.9mg/dL – my doctor was astonished when he saw my results and said he never saw such a drop in such a short amount of time, even with medications!!! He said he’ll look you up as I gave him your details (hope that’s ok!)

These are just a few of the success stories – there are many at The Gout Code™ website.

How Does The Gout Code™ Work So Well?

Gout can make even basic tasks such as sleeping or wearing a shoe extremely painful. It’s also a condition that the medical profession often doesn’t take seriously – which can be incredibly frustrating for those affected by it.

Lewis understands these frustrations, and using ancient Okinawan methods, has designed The Gout Code™ to provide rapid pain relief without dangerous medicine, expensive treatments or hours of therapy.

The program also doesn’t rely on covering up pain or temporarily reducing it. Instead, it is designed to eliminate gout PERMANENTLY.

Best of all, The Gout Code™ system is completely natural, meaning that it is totally free of side effects. In fact, most people who have used The Gout Code™ not only experience rapid eradication of their gout, but also report feeling a sense of rejuvenation and well being.

Best thing about it? It is 100% risk-free for you: If it works– great! And if it doesn’t, Lewis offers a full no-questions-asked money-back guarantee…basically if for any reason (or no reason at all) you are not blown away by the results, you get all your money back – no questions asked.

You’ll also get to keep the entire system for free!

You really have nothing to lose, except your gout pain – fast. So what are you waiting for?

Take advantage of this incredible offer right now -100% risk-free.

CLICK HERE To Watch the FREE Gout Code™ VIDEO and get started immediately!

Reading I Know My Grandma Loves Me Book to BK

My wife’s Mom got BK a book called “I Know My Grandma Loves Me” for Christmas. I read it to her a few times a week. Yesterday she sat on my lap and let me read it to her 4 times! The pages have different texture to them that she enjoys touching. Must be a sensory thing.

I finally found a book she absolutely loves!

We read to her every day like we need to. Most of the time I read a book or two before she has her bottle and my wife reads to her before bedtime. It works out very well for us. Hopefully this is helping BK’s brain develop!

You can get the book on Amazon’s website by clicking here

Stay at Home Dad Life

I am a stay at home dad, and I also try to find time to do some work. I like to call myself a Working Stay at Home Dad. I do marketing online which is pretty fun, but also stressful at times when things aren’t going right.

My wife is a preschool teacher and loves teaching the young kids. She is amazing with children and is an amazing mom!

When she gets home from teaching, I try to find time to workout. I try to get to the gym 3 times during the week and I always get there on Saturdays and Sundays. Usually while BK  (our daughter, will just use that as her name) is sleeping.

Our daughter is 7 months old now and is pretty fun! Except when she doesn’t get her naps in. She can be a handful.

The first 2 weeks of BK’s life were pretty easy. Eat, Sleep, Poop, Poop some more…eat, sleep, and so on. The 6 weeks after that were probably the hardest 6 weeks of my life! Lack of sleep and no time to get any work done was ROUGH.

On top of that, I was asking our friends and family all kinds of questions about what to do if this or that happens. It seemed to be never ending. But finally after about 2-3 months she got on a normal schedule. What a relief!!!

She is now eating anything we put in front of her! She is rolling over front-to-back and back-to-front. Not yet crawling, but standing very well with help. Can’t wait to see what milestone she hits next!

How To Get Rid Of Gout

How To Get Rid Of Gout

Characterized by severe pain, redness and tenderness of the joints, gout can be a nuisance without treatment. The sudden attacks are not only very painful but tend to occur at night when you’re mostly helpless. There are several ways of dealing with gout:

Medication.

If your doctor has already diagnosed the gout, they’ll prescribe some medication to ease the pain and shorten the length of an attack. You’ll probably be given an analgesic which will help to  relieve the pain. Anti-inflammatory drugs are the most common medication as they prevent the swelling in the joints. If the gout doesn’t improve from 3-4 days, then you get a prescription for steroid and uric acid reducers. The main reason you’re having gout is because your body has high levels of uric acid. The steroids will help modify hormonal effect to repair the damaged tissue. While the uric acid reducer will help in reducing production of uric acid. You also have an option of getting nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs.

Home remedies.

Patients with chronic gout have the option of behavioral modifications such as exercising and diet to help decrease frequency of attack. Things you can do to prevent another attack include:

  • Avoid alcohol as much as you can but if you can’t, don’t drink more than 14 units a week
  • Exercise regularly but do it in moderation to ease off the joints. Aerobic activity for 20-30 minutes will help increase cardiovascular health.
  • Gradually get yourself into a healthy weight. Try not to do a crash diet, but ease into the weight recommended by your doctor
  • Drink at least two liters of water a day. Water helps to keep your uric levels low.
  • Place ice packs on joint when you feel it’s inflamed for 20-30 minutes, it will sooth the pain
  • When you’re in pain, rest the joint until the pain eases preferably on a pillow or soft surface
  • Avoid fatty food, sea foods and organ meat as they’ll increase your uric acid levels and that’s what we’re avoiding
  • There are certain foods and ingredients that will help you reduce your uric acid levels like ginger and lemon juice (you can swap this with water once in a while)
  • If you need to move around when the joint is inflamed, use a Cain so as to reduce the pressure you’re putting on the joint
  • Always remember to regularly take your uric acid reducers regularly even if you don’t have symptomsgout-food
  • Reduce or eliminate your sugar intake, gout is predominant in people who have excessive sugar intake. Make sure to read the ingredients of a product
  • Invest in high fiber foods such as fruits and vegetables as they reduce uric acid levels in your body
  • Be sure to look out for warning signs of a gout flare up and contact your doctor if the pain persists for more than three days

Gout can be cured by mostly changing ones lifestyle and eating habits. The medication helps a lot, especially with a sudden attack. However keeping these attacks at bay require a personal investment in the lifestyle choices you make.

P90X Review – Is P90X The Best Way To Transform Your Body?

Right now, there are a lot of different supplements and related products on the market that apparently can help you transform your body in just a few weeks. Are all of them effective? Probably not. However, one alternative looks completely different and promising- The P90X Ultimate is a 90days package that will actually help you completely change your body. Our review shows why it is so special.

What is the P90X Ultimate?

P90X Ultimate is a premium package that includes 2 standard packages. In essence, you get a complete guide for the 90 days, which is made of weight loss plans, proper exercising, detailed instructions and useful videos. There is also a calendar which helps you monitor your workout. This is also the main reason why this solution is so special and so beneficial.

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Most products and plans of this kind include just part of what you actually need to transform your body. Some include exercising plans, some proper diets, but there are no plans that involve both of these aspects. Even better, the P90X Ultimate includes additional exercising equipment, so you can perform all the exercise in the comfort of your home.

The plan was created by Tony Horton , a well-known trainer, who already helped thousands of people to lose weight and gain muscles. He claims that the plan had to be divided into two parts. Exercising and diet. Only then, it will be successful.

Workout plan

The main reason why this plan is so helpful is the exercises. In most plans, you get a few of them, but in this one, there are 12 different exercises. You will transform your back, legs, core, chest, biceps and etc. There are also stretching exercises and those designed to relax you. In addition, the plan includes and involves yoga and even martial arts.

Thanks to 12 different exercises, you will literally learn how to get the most from your workout. All you need is one hour a day, a set of dumbbells and space (6×6 feet). This is a 90 day plan, so it is important to maintain the schedule and to follow the guidelines.

In simple words, with these exercises you will burn more calories than ever, you will improve your stamina and you will develop your muscles. All that you need in order to transform your body.

Diet plan

There are three different parts of a diet plan. The first one known as Shredder is developed in order to increase the level of protein you intake every day. This is beneficial, simply because it will help you burn more fat, while making your muscles stronger. During this part, you will notice a significant weight loss.

The second part is known as Energy Booster during which you will increase the levels of carbohydrates and protein while reducing the fat intake. The importance of this part is a higher level of energy you will get. This allows you to exercise harder, increase your muscles even more and burn even more fat.

The third plan is called Endurance Maximizer. During it, you will get higher amounts of carbohydrates and lean proteins. The role is to build up your stamina, so this is the same diet professional athletes use. Same as during the previous part, you will burn more calories and be able to exercise for a longer period of time.

Useful additions you will also get

In this package, you also get post-workout supplement which will boost the energy levels. Three wristbands are also included. However, a more important part is the instructional videos. Most average people don’t know how to exercise, or when they do, they perform each exercise wrong. This is the best recipe for injuries.

All videos included are simple to follow and they are easy to implement. After just one watching you will be able to perform all exercises as a professional.

What can you expect?

The most important evidence, why this plan is so safe and so beneficial are testimonials of people who already tried it. There are more than 3000 people who used and still use this plan, and all of them highly rated the plan (4.8/5 stars).

In essence, you can expect a weight loss of 40 pounds in 90 days. At the same time, your muscles will appear below the fat and skin, so you will also look better. Still, the most important part is the safety. With this plan, there are no drawbacks nor health issues.

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A Quick Way to Get Smooth and Healthy Skin

If you are 20 but look 30, you can blame it all on our skin! The most exposed part of our body is our skin, which is also the largest organ our body has. There are many contributions to the way our skin looks. Some include stress, ultraviolet rays, pollution, and lack of vitamins. It’s time to get Healthy Skin!

A lot of people do not take care of their skin the correct way. This might be due to being very busy with work or just plain ignoring their skin. Diseases and allergies of our skin can be caused by lack of skin care. These can be avoided by using proper skin care.

Dry Skin Problems

Dry skin occurs when we are exposed to sunlight. This is because our body loses water and eventually leads to dry and cracked skin in some cases. Aging and climatic changes such as Ultraviolet B rays coming through the depleted ozone layer cause our skin to lose its elasticity over time. Proper nutrition can help cure these skin problems.

It is extremely important to get the right nutrients into our skin to have beautiful looking skin. A healthier, nutritious diet leads us in the right direction. There are essential vitamins in foods such as vegetables, cereals, juice, and fruits that are needed for healthy skin.

Vitamins and Lotions

The Vitamin we need for healthy skin is Vitamin E. Vitamins A and C are both needed as well for healthy skin. These vitamins help reduce the effect of climate changes has on our skin.

There are certain nutrients that we can’t get from our daily diet. This is where glyconutrients come into play. Researchers have come to the conclusion that these are the most important discovery in medicine. Glyconutrients are effective in keeping proper cell function and communication. Glyconutrients come from plants that hold carbohydrates and sugars essential for our body to function properly.

The best way to healthy skin is by using lotions that contain glyconutrients. These are important for both healthy skin and our everyday health.

Staying Active in Your Later Years Can Save Your Life

runners-male-sport-run-54326People in their 70’s to 80’s that exercise for a minimum of 25 minutes each day, take less medications than people who don’t exercise for 25 minutes each day. This is a great way to save some money as well instead of spending it on prescription medications.

A study completed by the University of Bristol was done on 213 people with the average age of 78 years old. The people that exercised for less than 25 minutes took 50 percent more medications over the course of the next 4 to 5 years.

Increase Metabolism and Blood Flow

The reason for this is doing exercises increases the rate of the metabolism and creates better blood circulation. This reduces the danger of diseases that are common with older aged people. Some dangers include diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and strokes.

There were other factors that were taken into account while looking at the results of the study. Some were education, weight, economic status, and physical function.

Over the next four years, health service records were investigated as well. Some records included primary care, prescriptions needed, and secondary services.

Professor Ken Fox and Dr Bethan Simmonds co-authored this research. They are both from the Centre for Exercise at Bristol University in Nutrition and Health Sciences.

Prevent Diseases

In order for, they must be examined to see what type of exercises they should be targeting. This includes strength, coordination, balance, and aerobic fitness. This will help prevent diseases and possible falls in the future.

It is never too late to start exercising. Light walking is a great way to start and gradually go faster and possibly up to even jogging. No matter what age you are or your physical condition, there are ways to exercise.

Becoming older should not be an excuse to not exercise anymore. Doing physical activities can save your life from diseases. It will reduce the cost of medications due to the fact you will be healthier at an older age. This is a big cost savings for your retirement.

Spa Treatments Help Create a Healthier Body and Lifestyle

spa treatmentsIf you want to get rid of some stress, Spa treatments are a great way to do that. Also, it can boost self esteem and keep you healthy. There are a lot of different treatments that spas everywhere have. Detoxifying process, exercise classes, and healthy massages are just a few things provided by spas around the world. I have some great tips for the beginner spa goer.

Massages

Massages are by far the most frequent treatment that is offered at all spa locations. There are many different variations of massages. Some are how intense you want your massage, the length of the massage and also the style of massage you would like. The best part about massage therapists is that they can get to the exact areas that are tenser and also give you advice on preventing this from happening again. For the people with a strenuous job or especially for athletes, massages are very beneficial.

Health Benefits

There are some health benefits to having a massage regularly. It gets the blood flowing and also keeps blood pressure regulated. Massages can actually reduce the danger of becoming ill. It stimulates the lymphatic system because of the increase in blood flow. Massages also help people with arthritis and nerve disorders. Trained massage therapists know how to help relieve the pain without any use of medications.

Find discounts on local spas on Groupon to save some money!

Mind and Body

Massages help keep the mind and body in great condition. They are very soothing and helps reduce stress and allows relaxation, which also helps with a keeping a regular sleep pattern. Therapeutic massages are very good for this along with facials and other skin treatments will help you feel and look younger. There are certain polishes for your body that exfoliate skin and promote cell regeneration. They give your skin a tight uniform look.

Health Clubs

Another great benefit to health clubs with spas is treatments that detoxify the body. They have spa treatments which remove fluids and toxins. Removing the unwanted fluids and toxins will provide instant revitalization of the body. They will provide nourishment to the correct areas of the body. Some health clubs and spas provide rapid ways to removing these toxins as well, including colon cleansing and juice fasting. If a spa or health club has a nutritionist on duty, they can also teach you some benefits on improving your diet and create a healthier lifestyle.

There are some specialized health clinics as well. They offer Pilates and also Yoga. Both of these exercises and improve flexibility and also strengthen the body. Pilates and Yoga also improve blood flow and joint health.