Healthy Breakfast Solutions

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The Glute Ham Raise Machine

The Glute Ham Raise machine (GHR) is an effective way to target your posterior chain. Primary muscles involved are the hamstrings and gluteus maximus. This same machine can be used for hyperextensions that target the lower back muscle. The Glute Ham Raise works your hamstrings and glutes thru hip extension vs. knee extension like the leg curl. Same muscle groups, but an entirely different exercise with unique results. (more...)

Don’t Make These 30 Stupid Bodybuilding Mistakes!

id="attachment_1421" align="alignnone" width="488" caption="Avoid These 30 Bodybuilding Mistakes"][/caption] These are some awesome free reports by Skip LaCour: --> Download Your Free Reports 30 mistakes you must avoid to get results. These 3 reports reveal...
  • The 10 'Stupid' Things Bodybuilders do to Mess Up Their Eating Habits.
  • The 10 'Stupid' Things Bodybuilders do to Mess Up Their Training Habits.
  • The 10 'Stupid' Things Bodybuilders do to Mess Up Their Winning Mindset.
So, head on over to: --> Skip LaCour's Simple Nutrition (in exchange for your email address of course) - marc david

Glutamine and Creatine are Steroids

ding to Google... .. as they have recently banned advertising of substances they classify as "Anabolic Steroids."  Thus things like Glutamine and Cellmass are now banned using Adwords. (more...)

Thai Basil Chicken Stir-fry

id="attachment_1396" align="alignnone" width="448" caption="How to Make Chickn Stir-Fry"][/caption] Once again, this amazing meal comes from Metabolic Cooking and it's called Thai Basil Chicken Stir-Fry.  I've made quite a few meals from this cookbook and so far, this is my #1 pick.  A close second is Ginger Beef (not yet posted).  Describing food for me is difficult because by nature I am no chef!  My cooking skills in college were limited to Top Ramen.  I once ate an entire German Chocolate Cake for dinner. I've come a long way. :-) Without going into too much detail, having these type of resources at your disposal is a benefit to you, your family and in case you ever want to cook a dish for a potluck or friends and need something "healthy" but somewhat spectacular.  The recipes in Metabolic Cooking are worth every penny.  I cannot live without this cookbook.  It's made a significant difference in my nutrition. No more boring chicken....  now let's dig in. (more...)

How to Gain Weight: Workshop

id="attachment_1392" align="alignnone" width="530" caption="Free Weight Gain Workshop"][/caption] This Thursday there's going to be a special online workshop specially created just for "skinny guys" who struggle with their gains. It's called... "5 Sneaky Tricks To Gain Mass Fast!" You can join for FREE from anywhere in the world and there are two times set up so you have a choice when you can attend. But you have to register NOW because there are ONLY 200 SEATS AVAILABLE! (more...)

Is 5 Sets of 5 All wrong for Gaining Muscle?

Tweet"> Ever wonder how many reps you should do to build muscle?  You've probably heard that 5x5 is superior.  Or the 8-12 rep range is optimal.  The Max-OT system by AST is geared for the 4-6 range for optimal muscle and strength gains. It's confusing and frankly, I have had luck and success with every range.  But it's worth further discussion. This new article is probably going to really irritate some of the strength coaches who told that you should ONLY lift weights in the 5 rep range... But then again, the author doesn't seem to care about THEM... (more...)

5 Ways of Retaining Speed While Gaining Mass

Tweet">Train for Speed It’s a quandary that’s plagued athletes for decades: how do I increase my size without sacrificing my speed? No matter what your sport, or your goal, may be, chances are that you’ve grappled with the question of wanting to become both stronger and faster. Contrary to what you may have heard, the two are not mutually exclusive. Though it requires concentrated training over time, it is possible to add muscle mass and not only retain, but also improve, speed. Whether you are a boxer, a runner, or just reading fitness elliptical reviews in preparation for starting a home gym, you may feel that increasing your bulk will make you a more competitive athlete. However, you are reluctant to sacrifice other important physical abilities like quickness and agility that may help you perform at your best level. In the sports world it’s relatively well accepted that increased bulk can make you lose certain capacities for mobility. Just take a look at competitive bodybuilding, for instance. Bodybuilders increase their muscle mass to enormous proportions, but their training comes with a number of drawbacks. They lose a significant amount of flexibility and moving quickly or making rapid changes of direction are all but impossible. Bodybuilding may be an extreme example, but even gaining 12-15 pounds of muscle mass may affect your ability to move quickly and with precision, unless you train to maintain your speed even as you increase your size. (more...)

Metabolic Cooking – Fitness Pros Speak

told, I got so busy cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner plus some snacks from Metabolic Cooking that I did not bother to record a video, do a podcast or any of the more traditional multi-media things I normally do.  I just ran out of time as this book came out before I had a chance to do everything I wanted to do.  I'm a perfectionist in some regards and that's a weakness when it comes to speed. Anyway, who better to tell you than two top notch fitness pros (besides myself) than American Fitness Pro Kim Lyons and her bodybuilding husband Günter Schlierkamp (Mr. Olympia). [video][/video] Resource: Metabolic Cooking - marc david P.S. - I've made as many recipes as I could and I've not even put a dent in this yet!  So many more to go.

How to Make Chocolate French Toast

id="attachment_1364" align="alignnone" width="448" caption="Chocolate French Toast"][/caption] As I wrap up these recipes I'm legally "stealing" from Metabolic Cooking, I remind you that this is just a tidbit of what's in the cookbook to be released Tuesday, April 5th, 2011.  If you haven't gotten on the invitation list ... Get on the Metabolic Cooking Early Bird List We've already talked about Tuscan Chicken, Spicy Pork Chops, Blueberry Protein Pancakes and my all time favorite breakfast so far, Banana Split Oatmeal.  If you haven't seen those, click any of the links and be taken to the step by step how make those meals. This is Chocolate French Toast.  It's a delicious, easy to make french toast recipe that will blow away all those boring dry oats in water with some protein powder.  Not that there's anything wrong with cooking such meals but at some point, even the best of us snap.  We've driven insane or we drive our families insane with monotonous routine based planning.  This offers a unique way to fake like you are stepping outside the lines and lightening up when in fact, you are just making better tasting, more creative meals. Do you have to be a bodybuilder to enjoy these?  Of course not.  You don't need to be a chef either.  But there's NO EXCUSES for not knowing what to make and there's little to no reason to say you can't cook.  You really need to step outside the comfort zone and try at least one if not all the these meals.  You will love them.  You will want more.  Excitement like this is hard to contain and it's why I can bodybuild for twenty some years and not get bored.  Because I'm always trying to make it challenging while sticking to what works in accordance with my goals. Chocolate French Toast: Makes 1 Serving Ingredients: • 3 egg whites • ½ scoop chocolate protein powder • 2 slices whole wheat bread • Drop of maple extracts • Pinch of cinnamon powder • Pinch of stevia • Cooking spray Directions: 1. Lightly coat skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet on medium low heat. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl (except for bread,cinnamon and stevia) 2. Dip both sides of the bread into mixture until completely covered, soak bread for a few seconds to insure absorption. 3. Add slices to preheated skillet, and cook each side brown until golden brown. 4. Light sprinkle stevia and cinnamon. Quick Tip: You can use whatever artificial sweeter you want or in my case, the protein powder I used, has sucrose in it and so there was no real need to make it sweeter. Nutritional Facts: (Per Serving) • Calories: 315 • Protein: 33g • Carbohydrates: 39g • Fat: 3g - marc david P.S. - Oh and before I forget, if you read this by Saturday, April 2nd, you can head over to the blog, drop a comment and have a chance to win the whole Metabolic Cooking package for FREE.  Check out the Blog Contest. As I said before, Get on the Metabolic Cooking Early Bird List and on April 5th, 20011 the full Metabolic Cooking package becomes available.  It's worth the investment.