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Create your own Home Fitness Shrine with These tools!

The economy sucks right now. Interest rates are decent, but saving money is better done by putting it under a pee-pee mattress, because at aleast something will grow there.

With everyone in Conserve- Mode, it’s natural that you want to find ways to save as much money as possible. One very awesome and health conscious way to do so is to ditch your gym membership and train at home. If you’re a fitness Do-it-yourself-er, then here’s a list of tools that you must have to build the body you desire.

Depending on your current fitness levels, you may need heavier or lighter dumbbells. Choose accordingly and based on your past experience.

You can click on the links in blue to be taken directly to those products to purachse them:

  1. Dumbbells – Dumbbells are awesome because they not only work the muscle you target, but they also work other muscles in a stabilizing capacity, forcing them to activate to help you perform movements smoothly and properly.  No home Fitness Shrine is complete without them.

     2.  A pullup/pushup bar – These contraptions are awesome because they allow you to     strengthen your core, your upper body and your pulling muscles all in the comfort of your bedroom/ basement/garage. I owned one of these for 8 years until I gave it away as a gift. It never failed me, and I never crashed to the ground trying to do pull ups, not once…

3. Jump ropes – Jumping rope is one of THE MOST effective modalities for burning tons of calories with relatively little work invested. This modality is perfect for people that may have joint issues and have always wanted to jump rope. I own several and it’s my personal go-to when I want a go cardio training session and I want to get it done fast.

 

4. A good yoga DVD – Having strong muscles is nothing without having the requisite flexibility. There are many mental and physical benefits to practicing yoga regularly. Yoga allows you to unite your mind and your body. Unification will allow you to reduce your stress levels and increase your physical and mental performance, and not to mention increase your health and vitality. I remember being 15 years old and practicing yoga with this older woman on tv every night around 9pm, it was a great investment of time and I believe I owe my current fitness levels and kinesthetic awareness to my early practice. It helped that she was really sexy and flexible 😉

 

5. A sturdy exercise mat – Although you can use a towel, they do tend to bunch up at the most inapproriate times, like when you’re on your 15th burpee working your way to your 20th. A good exercise mat will last you many years if you don’t:

A) Put your feet on it while your doing mountain climbers. It’s better to put your hands on the mat instead.

B) Don’t jump on it. Not only can you slide and split your crotch into a million pieces like reese’s, but you’ll tear the mat to pieces quickly and waste your money.

 

6. A good beginner’s fitness dvd – A good fitness dvd will help teach you the basics of strength traiing and help you achieve the body of your dreams.

Optional: You can check out my youtube channel  here to get FREE workouts and fitness tips 24 hours a day, and it’s free.

 

Honorable mentions, Other optional Piece of equipment

  1. A good rowing machine is excellent and another high quality piece of equipment that is portable and will last you YEARS if you treat it properly (ie. don’t use the seat as a surf board). I have a rower that I used for quite some time now and it’s continues to serve me well.

Take care and God Bless!

Amir

PS. Make sure to grab your very own copy of my new book, “Master Keys To Health and Vitality” today and learn awesome techniques for daily peak performance!

Are you treating exercise “like a multi-vitamin”?

 

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You’re wondering what I mean by the above question, and here’s what I mean:

Are you one of those people who go to the gym and spend an hour or so lifting weights and running on the ( insert machine name here)?

Most people take the “one shot, one kill” approach to exercise and fitness, meaning that they prefer to get all of their exercising and fitness-ing over and done in a given timeframe, namely an hour.

In my mind, that’s the “vitamin” approach to health and fitness. Like you take all your vitamins at once, so too do most of the population “take” their exercise.

Did you know that you can get into amazing shape in as little as 30 minutes a day? Amazing, right?

Did you know that you can accumulate that 30 minute criteria over the course of the day, meaning that you can break up those 30 minutes into 3 time frames of 10 minutes each?

Awesome!! Is what you’re thinking…

The only criterion that have to met to make sure that you are getting the most from each 10 minute timeframe are:

1) You must work hard enough to induce heavy panting

2) See number 1

That’s it. As I’ve mentioned many time before, intense exercise increases your rate of breathing, which in turn increases your bodys’ fat burning ability. Intense activity induces EPOC, or Exercise Post Oxygen Consumption.

The goal is to work yourself into a heavy pant, 3 times a day, 5 days a week.

Its so easy, but so effective.

Listen carefully, because what you’re about to read will change your life( and wardrobe):

All you need to do to get into better shape is to work yourself up to a heavy pant, 3 times a day, 10 minutes at a go.

You can find anyway you choose to make yourself pant. Take the steps( run up the steps). Make love really hard( read: passionately…) Run around the house until your out of breath. The possibilities are endless.

Ask yourself:” if I could think of five ways to make my 10 minutes of exercise fun, what would I think of?”

No excuses. If you have space and an imagination, then you can get into better shape Right Now.

Now, I’ll warn you up front: when you exercise hard, you’ll breath heavier, and you might take a few moments to recover your normal breathing rate. That’s perfectly normal, and as you continue to work in your 10 min intervals, you’ll find that you return to your normal/baseline breathing rate faster and faster.

Another benefit of this interval training process is that you train your heart to beat stronger. Many people don’t realize this, but having a strong heart will help you survive a heart attack.

Proper cardiovascular training will condition your heart and help you survive a cardiac event.

So get up and make yourself breath hard and heavy and the world will watch you zooming by!!!

Sincerely,

Amir

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