Fat Blocker Drugs (Xenical) To Go Over The Counter?


According to headlines this week, Xenical may become the first over the counter diet pill.

Xenical is currently a prescription only drug approved by the FDA for weight loss, which works by blunting fat absorption by blocking the digestive enzyme lipase.


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Incredible Abdominal Resource By Fat Loss Guru : Tom Venuto


This website was built as a free information and consumer protection resource in direct response to the proliferation of abdominal training, waist reducing and weight loss gimmicks, fads, myths, lies and misinformation that have flooded the Internet in recent years, making it more difficult than ever to separate fact from fiction. With the information you’ll find here on this site, you’ll become a smarter and savvier consumer and finally start getting the results you want.


Here’s what you’ll find on the Amazing Abdominals website:

• Ask the “Ab Guru” Q & A by David Grisaffi
• Ask the “Fat Loss Guru” Q & A column by Tom Venuto
• Articles and advice about the best abdominal exercises
• Articles and advice about abdominal training and core conditioning for sports performance
• Articles and advice about training your abs just to look good on the beach (getting a “six pack”)
• Articles and advice for bodybuilding, fitness, figure, or transformation competition training and dieting (how to get “ripped abs”)
• Articles and advice about how to use core training and abdominal exercise to eliminate low back pain
• Ab training routines and ab workouts
• Reviews of abdominal machines and equipment, including infomercial products
• Reviews of waist slimming and reducing products
• Reviews of abdominal and core training books and programs
• Reviews of weight loss books and programs
• Reviews of fat burning supplements
• Delicious, fat burning recipes
• A FREE monthly newsletter with the latest news about abdominal and core training techniques and fat burning secrets
• And much, much more!


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Do you have to lift heavy (near your max) to grow muscle?



Hi Marc,

I have always been under the conception that it was necessary to lift as heavy as possible up to your one rep max to stimulate max growth. From the info you presented on rep ranges and goals it would appear this is not the case. If my goal is to primarily increase mass (get bigger and more
defined) and not to be a powerlifter should i stick to sets in the rep ranges 8 – 10 dropping down to around 75% of my 1 rep max for these and just forget about lifting the heavier weights for a bit?

I currently have a 1 rep max in the bench of 250lbs but I have pretty much plateaued for quite a while. My usually routine would be:

1 x 10 reps 132lbs, 2 X 6 reps 198lbs, 2 x 3 -4 reps 220lb and then a 1 rep max

Thanks for your time,

Steve Cooper
Belfast, N.Ireland, UK

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Blake tells me what he thinks of the Beginner’s Guide to Fitness And Bodybuilding


Blake finally read my book after a YEAR! But better now then never. Just goes to show that it’s never too late to start fitness or bodybuilding. Rather then post a long blog about it, just click the link below and listen to what he has to say about my Beginner’s Guide.

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How to get rid of flabby arms


How To Get Rid Of Flabby Arms
By Marc David

Hats off to a very brave woman who stepped up and finally wanted to get rid of the flabby arms and the sooner the better. Luckily for her, this problem is quite common and the solution is quite simple and two-fold. Working to get rid of flabby arms comes with overall fitness but there’s some specific exercises you can do in addition to reducing body fat that will bring those arms into super shape once again.

On just another normal day, I received an email with a cry for help.

” I would like to know how to build up the muscle around the humerous bones of the upper arms. I want to get rid of flabby upper arms!”

For starters…

The muscle that is most problematic for flabby arms is called: The Tricep

Most women think of these things when it comes to that area:

* flabby arms
* exercise for flabby arms
* tone flabby arms
* how to get rid of flabby arms
* flabby arm help * flabby upper arms

There are really two key concepts to that particular predicament. Keep in mind that this is such a common question so you are certainly not alone in this. But just keep reading because the answer is pretty simple and may surprise you!

First, get the idea out of your head that there’s any such thing as ‘spot reduction.’ Meaning, if you do certain exercises for that area, the fat will magically disappear just from there and your arms will suddenly be taunt and tone again. Let me give you a real quick lesson on fat. Don’t worry this is going to be easy.

Your body stores fat. It stores it in general areas that are common to you as a female. Most men store the most fat in their stomachs. Women tend to store it in their thighs, hips and buttocks. But with anything, you can and will store fat wherever. So the first thing you want to do is…

Reduce the body fat period!

Once you start to reduce fat, you’ll see it disappear. Don’t bother with creams and rubs and all the other gimmicks out there. You cannot spot reduce. Your body stores fat and the only way to reduce fat in any particular area that is bothering you is to reduce fat period from your body as a whole.

For all these reasons,…

Your first mission, should you choose to accept it, is to reduce the body fat.

Second, in order for that area of your arm to become tone, you’ll want to build muscle in the back of the arm. That is called the Tricep and there’s several good exercise you can do to build up that area.

But first, let me give you a list of some of the best exercises for flabby arms that will focus on the tricep and help you develop the area and make it stronger. This isn’t all inclusive but it’s some of the more common and better exercises you can do for the back of the arms.

* Weighted dips
* Close grip bench press
* Close grip push ups
* Lying barbell French press
* Overhead cable extensions
* Cable press downs
* Reverse cable press downs


Many people are caught up in the idea that in order for them to get rid of a problematic area they need to just work it out and do some exercises to target that area.

But that’s only half of the solution as you’ve read.

By working out the area AND reducing body fat, you will progress at twice the speed and make twice the visual differences.

Let’s suppose you only worked out the back of the arms. The muscle would be stronger and firmer no doubts, but it might not show IF your level of body fat is such that the muscle is still covered up.

As you see, by doing both, you will tone up (build) the tricep and make it more visible when the layer of fat that covers it up is reduced.

Men and women who want to reduce the ‘flabby’ anything simply have to realize that it’s a combination of body fat in that area, maybe loose skin and a muscle that generally needs to be developed in order to be taunt.

But I’m getting way ahead of myself!

This is a two fold mission.

1- Reduce body fat

2- Do specific exercises to build muscle in the back of the arm so that once the fat is gone, you’ll have a tricep and it will appear tight and tone

In a nutshell what this will do for you is make the back of your arms less flabby as the fat is lost from your body and the new muscle will bring added tone and tightness to the back of your arm.

Marc David is a bodybuilder and author of the, Beginner’s Guide to Fitness and Bodybuilding. You can get info on Marc’s e-book at: http://www.Beginning-Bodybuilding.com To get Marc’s free e-zine, visit http://www.JustAskMarc.com

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