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5 Shortcuts to Sculpt Your Body Fast

Work Out Smarter, Not Harder!

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  • Add me to the list of people who gripe about earbuds wearing robots outdoors. I commute by bike. Most of my route is along a multi-use trail. I cannot tell you how many near-misses I've had because the person in front of me didn't hear my signal that I was about to pass them. Sure, I'm not a car, but if I hit you at 15 mph, it is going to hurt.

    I've seen women on secluded trails running with earbuds in their ears, and I can hear the music as I pass them. You might as well put a target on your back, ma'am. If someone is looking for a victim, you're a prime choice. Yes, you may be strong enough to fight the person off, but if you cannot hear an assailant approaching, your chances of success are limited. - 5/10/2013 3:59:37 PM
  • hmmm... I was trained by Dr. Wayne Westcott that the 2-4 count was actually 4-4 along with breathing properly. In one ten week session with him I lost 13% body fat... at the time I did not think it was anything special, but have learned that was a BIG deal. Love this man and his wife... she was the Nautilus Director @ the YMCA I went to... he was the Physical Fitness Director, and conducted so many different studies as he did a lot of teaching for college classes on Physical Fitness... he is quite an expert and has lots of credentials to his name... most of all he and his wife are fabulous people! - 5/10/2013 2:26:54 PM
  • HOOKTONTRAVEL
    I would say tunes at the gym are great (though you might miss out on interactions with fellow humans if you've got the 'phones on!). However I see so many runners out on the street with them and I think you should consider NOT cranking tunes if you're running outside. You have the potential not to hear things like TRAFFIC, ANIMALS, and risky PEOPLE approaching you if the volume is too high. Maybe it's just because I live in a rural area with no sidewalks, but i'd like to be able to get out of the way of a cement truck, and if it's coming from behind i need to be able to hear it! Otherwise, great article and i'm going to try a few of these things! - 5/10/2013 11:54:13 AM
  • The last point is the most important I feel. Many people have this notion that when you are exercising or trying to lose weight, you should skip meals or eat food is less quantities.

    That is very bad and makes the body devoid of nutritious food. Continue eating in moderation but don't go hungry. That can be detrimental. - 5/10/2013 9:47:18 AM
  • How about an article on how to build muscle while avoiding "bulking" up. - 4/28/2013 4:05:39 AM
  • Hi my name is Cindy and i am looking for an exercise buddy in the NH seacoast area. - 10/7/2012 3:30:13 PM
  • The gym is not for me. - 8/28/2012 9:00:47 PM
  • HAHA! I learned something new!! way cool! - 6/20/2012 9:58:11 PM
  • typo... hit instead of it. - 6/20/2012 11:42:34 AM
  • On my screen there are buttons on the left side. Just it save and it will go to your favorites. - 6/20/2012 11:41:42 AM
  • I just wanted to know that if i wanted to add this article to my favorites, how would I do that? - 6/20/2012 9:52:26 AM
  • will there be any future articles on what to eat prior to and after a workout to maximize results, as set forth at the end of this article? Thanks!! - 6/20/2012 8:50:54 AM
  • CIRANDELLA
    No doubt about it! - 6/20/2012 8:14:37 AM
  • A few nuggets of inspiration. Every now and then it is important to mix it up while working out.

    An awful lot is 'promised' by the title...and I feel it was setting unrealistic expectations.
    There are no shortcuts... - 6/2/2012 12:02:09 AM
  • Music is a great motivator for me. I downloaded alot of uptempo disco songs to my iPod and I know how long I've worked out by the order of the songs. It helps when doing cardio (which I find boring) and strength training. Of course, I don't blast the music. I listen at a volume that's loud enough for me to hear the music (and any extraneous street noise if I'm exercising outdoors). I just remember to use common sense and do what works for my body and fitness level. - 5/29/2012 1:11:42 PM

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