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  • You May Be Forced to Wear a Fitness Tracker at Work

    03/13/2015 2:26:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/12/15 | Nick Tate
    Millions of Americans are embracing health and fitness tracking devices — such as Fitbit and the new Apple Watch — to boost their health and wellness. But a new study suggests a potential downside of the new med-tech devices: Employers may begin to require them for some workers to hold down rising healthcare costs. MarketWatch reports that millions of the devices are expected to be introduced into the workplace by 2018 as employers adopt incentivized wellness programs to tackle rising health care costs, according to a study by Verizon Enterprise Solutions. “Tracker information will become part of your health record,”...
  • (Vanity) The 23rd Paleo Psalm

    11/28/2014 8:05:05 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 11-28-2014 | grey_whiskers
    Paleo is my shepherd, I shall not want carbs It maketh me to lie down with leafy greens, it leads me to drink gallons of water it refreshes my gut flora It guides me along nutritional paths for health’s sake Even though I walk through the valley of chocolate I will fear no eclair For thou art with me thy whey protein and thy reduced portions they comfort me You prepare a table before me in the presence of my trainers You anoint my head with fish oil my cup overflows. Surely glucagon and Omega-3s will follow me all the...
  • CrossFit Games 2014 (Vanity/Chat Thread)

    07/23/2014 2:44:13 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 49 replies
    CrossFit Games ^ | 23JUL14 | FSE
    EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS ESPN 3 WEDNESDAY (23 JULY)THE BEACH 9AM Pacific Points Available: 100 For time: Swim 250 yards 50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.) 30 burpees Swim 500 yards 30 burpees 50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.) Swim 250 yards OVERHEAD SQUAT 6:30PM Pacific Points Available: 100 1-rep-max overhead squat Athletes will each have 3 attempts.
  • 51 Wall Streeters Who Are Ridiculously Cut [RBC Decathlon]

    06/23/2014 1:54:31 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    business insider ^ | 6-23-14 | Julia La Roche
    The strongest and fastest people on Wall Street faced off this weekend to determine who is the best athlete. Wall Streeters ranging in ages 22 to 62 participated in the annual RBC Decathlon at DaSilva Memorial Stadium at St. Johns University in Queens on Sunday. In a span of four hours, the athletes completed a 400 meter run, football throw, pull ups, 40 yard dash, dips, 500 meter row, vertical jump, 20 yard shuttle, bench press and an 800 meter run. The annual event raised $1.4 million for pediatric cancer research and treatment at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Mark...
  • Semper Fail: The sad reality is the majority of female Marine recruits fail fitness test

    01/10/2014 8:35:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/10/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    Reality and social engineering recently collided, and reality lost. Beginning in 2014, female U.S. Marines were supposed to meet a minimum standard of three pull-ups for their annual physical fitness test. Unfortunately, when that standard was tested at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in South Carolina last year, only 45 percent of the women could meet it. As a result, that part of their fitness requirement has been delayed until 2015. The change, quietly announced during a November report on its TV show, “The Corps Report,” raises serious questions about the push to put women soldiers in front-line combat roles...
  • Marines delay female fitness plan after half fail pullup test

    01/02/2014 1:58:35 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/02/2014 | Associated Press
    More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to integrate women into combat jobs. The delay rekindled sharp debate in the military on the question of whether women have the physical strength for some military jobs, as service branches move toward opening thousands of combat roles to them in 2016. Although no new timetable has been set on the delayed physical requirement, Marine Corps Commandant Gen....
  • Sarah Palin visits 'Duck Dynasty' Robertson family

    12/08/2013 4:15:39 PM PST · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Zap2it ^ | December 8, 2013
    On Saturday (Dec. 7), Palin met the Robertson family from "Duck Dynasty" and the Duck Commander team supporters in West Monroe, Louisiana. "Had a blast meeting the Duck Commander gang as well as the great folks who came to the book signing yesterday evening," Palin writes. "A happy happy happy Christmas to all of you and a big shout out to the staff at Books-A-Million!"
  • Suck it out: Chubby military personnel are getting liposuction to pass Pentagon's body fat test

    10/29/2013 7:48:48 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 28, 2013 | AP reporter
    The soldiers often call Dr. Adam Tattelbaum, a plastic surgeon, in a panic. They need liposuction, and fast. A number of military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from around the waist so they can pass the Pentagon's body fat test, which can determine their future prospects in the military.
  • Michelle Obama set to promote water drinking on NBC ‘Biggest Loser’ show

    10/16/2013 4:12:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    First lady Michelle Obama is poised for a second appearance on “The Biggest Loser,”NBC’s reality show to help contestants lose weight. Her reason for doing the show? To promote her campaign for the need to drink more water, The Hill reported.
  • CrossFit Games 2013 (Vanity/Chat Thread)

    07/23/2013 5:49:21 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 61 replies
    CrossFit Games ^ | 23JUL13 | FSE
    EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS2013 CrossFit Games Coverage ScheduleESPN 3 WEDNESDAY (24 JULY)THE POOL8AM PacificPoints Available: 100 points 10 rounds for time of: Swim 25 yards 3 Bar muscle-ups Swim 25 yards Time Cap: 25 minutesROW 1 & ROW 21:30PM PacificPoints Available: 100 points each For time: Row 21,097 meters Row 1 will end at the 2,000 meter checkpoint. Athletes will receive points based on their times at this point. There is no scheduled rest at the checkpoint as the race continues. Row 2 will be scored by the total time to finish the entire 21,097 meters. Finishing order at the 2K...
  • Joe Weider, titan of bodybuilding...dies at 93

    03/27/2013 5:00:22 AM PDT · by HomeAtLast · 16 replies ^ | 03/24/13 | WaPo staff
    Joe Weider, a legendary figure in bodybuilding who helped popularize the sport worldwide and played a key role in introducing a charismatic young weightlifter named Arnold Schwarzenegger to the world, died March 23 in Los Angeles. He was 93...
  • Joe Weider Legendary Bodybuilding and Fitness Icon Dies at 93

    03/23/2013 12:07:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Business Wire ^ | March 23, 2013
    Joe Weider, the legendary fitness and publishing figure who popularized the modern conception of fitness and nutrition, and is considered the father of the sport of bodybuilding, died this morning in Los Angeles of heart failure. He was 93 years old. Joe Weider’s influence is felt in every area of fitness and health. He created a massive fitness publishing empire, which included Muscle and Fitness, Flex, Shape, and Men’s Fitness magazines. He popularized the use of fitness equipment in people’s homes and was a leader in establishing the use of nutritional supplements. The company he founded, Weider Health and Fitness,...
  • Steven Seagal Helps Vladimir Putin Promote Fitness Plan

    03/15/2013 6:44:54 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 40 replies
    Time ^ | March 15, 2013 | Ollie John
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has enlisted Hollywood action man Steven Seagal to help him promote a return to Soviet-era fitness. The unlikely pair opened a new martial arts center outside Moscow on Wednesday, reports Reuters, to kick off Putin’s attempt to bring back a mass physical training program first introduced in the 1930s under Joseph Stalin. The revival of the GTO system (an acronym in Russian which translates as “Ready for Work and Defense”) could bring major benefits to the country, said Putin, according to a transcript published on the Kremlin’s official website: ... “Putin and Seagal have long been...
  • Michelle Obama Fitness Plan Starves Kids for Hours

    03/05/2013 7:56:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Lisa Putnam is a fifth grade teacher in the Chicago Public School system. She and her students were very excited about participating in the Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move kickoff even in the Windy City. The event was being held at the McCormick Place, billed as the largest convention center in all of North America. Their day of fun and excitement turned out to be anything but fun and exciting. The students spent over 7-8 hours without food for what turned out to be nothing more than a commercial for Michelle Obama who literally ignored the 6,000 kids brought in for...
  • Why Women Can’t Do Pull-Ups

    10/31/2012 1:16:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 75 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCTOBER 25, 2012 | TARA PARKER-POPE
    <p>While the pull-up has been used by everyone from middle-school gym teachers to Marine drill instructors to measure fitness, the fact is that many fit people, particularly women, can't do even one. To perform a pull-up, you place your hands on a raised bar using an overhand grip, arms fully extended and feet off the floor. (The same exercise, performed with an underhand grip, is often called a chin-up.) Using the muscles in your arms and back, you pull yourself up until your chin passes the bar. Then the body is lowered until the arms are straight, and the exercise is repeated. The Marines say a male recruit should be able to do at least 3 pull-ups or chin-ups, but women are not required to do them. In school, 14-year-old boys can earn the highest...</p>
  • Obama, Romney, Other: Who Should Christians Vote for in the 2012 Election?

    10/10/2012 1:56:42 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 96 replies
    America is like a train going rapidly toward a cliff. The election of 2012 may determine if we fly off the precipice, or slow down enough to get the train turned around. (snip) So then, who should we vote for this November? In regards to the upcoming presidential election, I have heard some Christians say they will not vote for Barack Obama since he clearly supports and promotes issues contrary to the Bible, like abortion and homosexual marriage. But, they say, they cannot vote for Mitt Romney because he is a Mormon, and they point out the unbiblical doctrines of...
  • Rep. Rosa DeLauro: Congress Should Consider Federal Tax on Soda Pop

    07/22/2012 4:55:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies ^ | July 20, 2012 | Kendra Alleyne
    ( – Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) said on Wednesday that Congress ought to look at imposing a federal tax on soda pop. “We have to address the situation in the marketplace," DeLauro said at a press conference on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. "Right now, the least expensive beverages are often those with the least value to our health like regular cola or juice drinks that are only 10 percent juice. “But I will tell you that if you’re paying $3.49 for juice and 79 cents for soda, if you are in a low-income family and you have...
  • U.S. Citizens Detained for Smuggling…Chocolate Eggs

    07/21/2012 11:56:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | July 21, 2012 | Michael Minkoff
    Justice prevails: two Seattle men were detained for a few hours by U.S. Customs when they tried to smuggle …chocolate… into the United States. That’s right. These menaces to society were trying to bring [gasp] Kinder Eggs into our fair country. Everyone knows those particular treats have little choking hazards inside them: choking hazards disguised as toys! How diabolical. And the worst part is, these confectionary terrorists were going to give these chocolates to… their… kids. It’s a good thing Nanny Guvment is there to save us from ourselves. Otherwise, who knows what terrible things we would do. We might...
  • Will the Government Pass Laws Requiring Exercise?

    07/20/2012 6:12:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | July 20, 2012 | Gary DeMar
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg loves us. He wants us to be healthy. So he’s taken it upon himself to pass laws to stop people from eating too much salt, trans fats, and big sugary drinks. He believes these new laws will make a difference. Of course, they might, but so will passing a law that requires everybody to eat only 1800 calories per day. When Mayor Bloomberg gets a hold of the new exercise study, there’s no telling what new laws will be passed. According to the medical journal The Lancelot, “a third of the world’s adults are physically...
  • Global Action Must Be Taken To Stop Physical Inactivity

    07/20/2012 6:33:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | July 19, 2012 | Sarah Glynn
    The fifth and final paper in The Lancet Series on physical inactivity explained that because of the global reach, high prevalence, and colossal harms of inactivity, it should be considered pandemic. Harold W. Kohl, III, leading author and from the University of Texas Health School of Public Health, said:
  • DOJ lawsuit: Physical test for police officers discriminates against women

    07/03/2012 4:08:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/3/12 | Joel Gehrke
    The Corpus Christi, Tex. Police Department has found itself on the business end of a civil rights lawsuit after the Justice Department concluded that a physical ability test used when considering job applications discriminates against women. As a condition for employment, new applicants must pass a physical ability test (PAT) involving: pullups, a 300-meter run, a 1.5 mile run, and sit-ups. Only 19 percent of female applicants passed this test between 2005 and 2009, compared to 63 percent of men, the DOJ complaint records. The Justice Department says that the test discriminates

    02/07/2012 1:23:59 PM PST · by mamelukesabre · 69 replies
    Is it normal for a male in his 40s to experience a rapid increase in muscle strength? I am mid 40s, and about 6 months ago I discovered by chance that I can now do one handed pushups. I just did 20 of them each hand (just to see how many I could do)just minutes before posting this. I have NEVER been able to do one handed pushups in my life. I am not working out either. In my 20s I was a fitness fanatic and did weight training, boxing, cycling, and running. I was never this strong even then....
  • P90X2: Taking workouts to the limit

    12/31/2011 7:26:54 PM PST · by Altariel · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 20, 2011 | Vicky Hallett
    To give you a sense of what you’re up against if you attempt to make it through P90X2, the sequel to the phenomenally popular P90X fitness program, here’s a sample exercise: the four medicine ball push-up. Yes, that means having a ball under each hand and foot. “It’s like doing push-ups during an earthquake,” says Tony Horton, the 53-year-old former stand-up comedian who created the original program eight years ago. That 90-day, 12-DVD regimen has sold 3.5 million copies, spawned an astounding number of before and after photos, persuaded politicians from both sides of the aisle to sweat it out...
  • Congress Grills NASA Chief Over Next Big Rocket Design (Answer was due in Jan of 2011)

    07/12/2011 2:46:33 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 35 replies ^ | 07/12/2011 |
    A congressional panel grilled NASA chief Charlie Bolden today (July 12) on Capitol Hill, repeatedly asking him why the space agency has yet to choose a design for its next-generation heavy-lift rocket. Last year Congress gave NASA until mid-January 2011 to pick a design for the rocket, known as the Space Launch System, that will carry astronauts on deep space missions. NASA still has not made an official decision, and members of the House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology took Bolden to task. "We've waited for answers that have not come. We've pleaded for answers that have...
  • ACSM American fitness Index™ --

    06/19/2011 7:26:55 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies ^ | June 2011 |
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  • The Power of P90X

    04/25/2011 5:36:18 PM PDT · by Immerito · 103 replies
    Men's Health ^ | December 18, 2010 | Joe Kita
    Tony Horton used to be a stand-up comedian. Now he's the front man for P90X and a millionaire exercise guru. So is he an infomercial salesman? Or a fitness savior? ***** Beyond the compelling marketing, there are two reasons why P90X is so popular. First, Horton is the perfect front man. At 5´10* and 180 pounds with 9 percent body fat, he is genuinely ripped. He says he can consecutively do 110 pushups, 80 dips, 35 pullups, and eight 260-pound lat pulls. Plus, he can hold a handstand for a minute and even do a backflip off a wall. To...
  • Get Fit Like the First Family: Q&A with Michelle Obama's Trainer

    03/24/2011 9:03:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Shape Magazine ^ | March 25, 2011 | Melissa Pheterson
    If All My Children really does get cancelled as rumored, at least we can count on warmer weather to get ourselves (and all our children!) off the couch for an outdoor workout — like Michelle Obama does. SHAPE scored an exclusive Q&A with Cornell McClellan, fitness consultant and personal trainer to the First Family — who love to play outside. Q: How does the First Family like to work out? A: The First Family believes in working out together, outdoors, when they can find the time. They are an active family and want to inspire the whole country to get...
  • President Obama Making Sure His Employees Work Out

    03/02/2011 6:13:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Lakeland Ledger / The New York Times ^ | March 2, 2011 | Ashley Parker
    Michael Strautmanis had no sooner started his White House job as a deputy assistant to the president when his boss began badgering him. "Am I working out? Am I eating right?'' Strautmanis recalled President Obama asking. "And then he told me that I should use his trainer.'' The very fit president has sent other White House aides to Cornell McClellan, the trainer, a genial master tormenter who is the secret weapon behind Michelle Obama's famously toned arms and who has overseen both Obamas' exercise programs for more than a decade. Strautmanis made one — and only one — appointment with...
  • Obama's jetset fitness trainer helps shed pounds, adds to global warming

    02/28/2011 8:31:31 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/28/11 | J. P. Freire
    With a schedule as hectic as President Obama's it must be hard to stick to a training regimen without help -- but why does he insist on having his old trainer fly out from Chicago to D.C. regularly when Obama and his wife exhort the rest of us to drive less? And in a recession? According to Ashley Parker at the New York Times, Obama's fitness czar Cornell McClellan comes out to D.C. every week: Mr. McClellan grew up practicing martial arts, eventually earning a black belt, and as a college student realized that he had a knack for working...
  • Ring the kettle bell. School's back in.

    02/23/2011 10:42:30 AM PST · by Immerito · 13 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | October 11, 2010 | James S. Fell
    I don't know much about proper kettle bell techniques. Neither does Jillian Michaels. I have an internationally respected fitness certification and 17 years' experience with free weights, yet I lack the audacity to pretend I am qualified to teach kettle bells. Jillian Michaels, on the other hand, is lacking in shame. At least that's what I thought until I realized Michaels is not actually a real fitness trainer — she's an actress playing the role of fitness trainer on TV and in a line of popular DVDs. It's analogous to Jesse Ventura's choice of a Gatling-style minigun to mow down...
  • First lady presses ahead with fitness campaign

    01/28/2011 7:20:17 AM PST · by Gennie · 46 replies
    AP / Yahoo News ^ | January 28, 2011 | AP
    WASHINGTON – First lady Michelle Obama says her "Let's Move" physical fitness campaign isn't about telling the American people what to do. Obama tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that improving diet and exercise habits is "a national security issue." The "Let's Move" campaign will be a year old next month, and President Barack Obama's wife has recently been taking it to military installations. She says in the interview broadcast Friday that too many young military men and women are "unable to train" because of weight, fitness and nutrition programs.
  • Face of Defense: Guard Soldier Loses 100 Pounds

    01/25/2011 3:08:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Army Sgt. Rebekah Malone
    PINEVILLE, La., Jan. 25, 2011 – Army Spc. Alejandro Zuniga of the Louisiana National Guard scored 401 points on his most recent Army physical fitness test -- something even he found hard to believe, considering the state he was in less than two years ago. Army Spc. Alejandro Zuniga of the Louisiana National Guard runs four miles a day, six days a week. His workout routine -– which led to a 100-pound weight loss -- allowed him to exceed a perfect score on the Army physical fitness test. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Scott M. Mucci (Click photo for screen-resolution...
  • Fitness guru Jack LaLanne, 96, dies at Calif. home

    01/23/2011 9:17:47 PM PST · by Justaham · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1-23-11 | ANDREW DALTON
    Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down, eat well and pump iron for decades before diet and exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday. He was 96. LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay on California's central coast, his longtime agent Rick Hersh said. LaLanne ate healthy and exercised every day of his life up until the end, Hersh said. "I have not only lost my husband and a great American icon, but the best friend and most loving partner anyone could ever hope for," Elaine...
  • Fitness Guru Jack LaLanne, 96, Dies at Home

    01/23/2011 8:26:19 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | 1-23-11 | CBS News
    Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down and pump iron for decades before exercise became a national obsession, has died. He was 96. LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay on California's central coast, his longtime agent Rick Hersh said. Lalanne ate healthy and exercised every day of his life up until the end, Hersh said. "I have not only lost my husband and a great American icon, but the best friend and most loving partner anyone could ever hope for," Elaine LaLanne, Lalanne's wife of...
  • Jack LaLanne Dead at 96

    01/23/2011 7:25:35 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 36 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/23/11 | TMZ
    Fitness legend Jack LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia Sunday afternoon at his home in California. He was 96. LaLane hosted a popular workout show for several decades, opened a chain of gyms, and created a popular line of juicers. His agent said he worked out and exercised every day of his life, even up until the end.
  • Is anyone on FR doing P90X?

    04/20/2009 9:36:48 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 47 replies · 1,288+ views
    4/20/09 | self
    I am curious if any freepers are doing the P90X fitness program....i have to say that it is an excellent system...chime in if you like....would be interested in your experience or maybe questions.
  • Metabolic Fitness is the Key to Living a Healthy Lifestyle

    08/18/2010 8:07:32 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 36 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03/05/08 | Sal Marinello
    The weight-centric approach to health is the most common, but least effective philosophy. A healthy metabolism is more important than numbers on a scale. Despite what personal trainers, nutritional gurus and the diet industry have been telling you all of these years, weight loss and weighing less is not the key to living a healthy lifestyle. As a matter of fact, there have been studies that show weight loss can increase the risk of premature death from heart disease. But these findings haven’t dissuaded the forces that perpetuate the notion that thin is in. Rather than worry about numbers on...
  • Face of Defense: Brothers Manage Fitness Operations

    06/28/2010 12:39:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Face of Defense ^ | Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol, USAF
    SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 28, 2010 – If you walk into one of the fitness buildings for the 380th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron at an air base here and yell, "Sergeant Ramos," you'll probably get more than one person answering. Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Ramos, left, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Gavin Ramos work in the fitness center at an air base in Southwest Asia. Both sergeants are brothers who are deployed from the 154th Force Support Squadron of the Hawaii Air National Guard. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • America's Fittest Cities

    05/24/2010 12:27:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 852+ views
    Forbes Magazine ^ | May 24, 2010 | David Whelan
    Not all cities are equal from a fitness standpoint. In some big cities one in three people are obese; in others it's only one in five. In some cities there is one baseball diamond for every 10,000 people; in others there are five times as many ball fields. So says this year's American Fitness Index report, published by the American College of Sports Medicine. It takes the biggest 50 metropolitan areas and ranks them by fitness levels. The top city on the list, now for three years running, is Washington, D.C. The least fit is Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Army drops bayonets, busts abs in training revamp (Army revamps basic training)

    03/16/2010 4:35:47 PM PDT · by rawhide · 38 replies · 1,168+ views ^ | March 16, 2010 | By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER
    FORT JACKSON, S.C. — (Adapting to battlefield experience, the Army nixes 5-mile runs and bayonet drills in favor of zigzag sprints and honing core muscles. ) New soldiers are grunting through the kind of stretches and twists found in "ab blaster" classes at suburban gyms as the Army revamps its basic training regimen for the first time in three decades. Heeding the advice of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans, commanders are dropping five-mile runs and bayonet drills in favor of zigzag sprints and exercises that hone core muscles. Battlefield sergeants say that's the kind of fitness needed to dodge across...
  • Study on running finds going barefoot good for the sole, better for the heels

    01/30/2010 8:35:53 AM PST · by La Lydia · 38 replies · 977+ views
    LA Times ^ | January 30, 2010 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    Biologist and runner Daniel Lieberman had a simple question: "How did people run without shoes?" The answer he got is: Much better. At least running barefoot seems better for the feet, producing far less impact stress compared to feet shod in fancy, expensive running shoes, according to a study by Lieberman in the journal Nature. The study concludes that people seem to be born to run — barefoot. The research was funded in part by a company that makes running shoes that try to mimic barefoot running. But Lieberman, who disclosed the grant, said the company...didn't influence the outcome. People...
  • Users pumped about P90X

    01/14/2010 7:26:04 PM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies · 906+ views ^ | 01.11.10
    You might catch one late at night as you devour that leftover moo shu pork with a beer, watching TV in your underwear. The P90X infomercial. It's a guilt-inducing display in which a smiling 50-year-old man and several young cohorts, all rippling muscles and enthusiasm, knock out a couple of choice moves from what appears to be a scary-hard workout. That's followed by “regular” people vouching for the effectiveness of the workout, showing off their own pale, moo shu-ravaged bodies in pictures labeled “before,” and their newly rippling abs and rocky arms under “after.”
  • Boy Scout helps fitness levels soar

    12/17/2009 5:58:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 383+ views
    Air Force ^ | Capt. Alysia Harvey,USAF
    12/17/2009 - ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England (AFNS) -- One local Boy Scout's vision, some brand new equipment locked away in a store room for more than 13 years, a passion for fitness, and love for the RAF Lakenheath community. This is the recipe for the base's new outdoor fitness stations and for a member of local Boy Scout Troop 219 being one step closer to Eagle Scout. Joshua Kent, 15, took on the project of the erecting 15 fitness stations along the base's running trail with the help of his family, a few active duty Airmen and some of...
  • CrossFit Glory Box…The Women of Crossfit (video)

    09/12/2009 5:56:43 PM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 15 replies · 1,646+ views
    Women who do Crossfit are amazing…and this is my favorite video of Crossfit of them…they kick @ss! Anyone can do it (there’s a program for kids and seniors…just start slowly, stick with the program, and build carefully).Video Link
  • Ex-Navy Seal building a fitness empire

    08/28/2009 3:11:25 PM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies · 781+ views
    SFGATE ^ | August 28, 2009 | Janny Hu
    Randy Hetrick had a problem. As a special ops squadron commander deploying on ships, submarines and safe houses, he needed a way to keep his team in world-class shape without having access to world-class gyms. So during a deployment in Southeast Asia, Hetrick grabbed some parachute webbing and began stitching away. He anchored the straps, and, using his body weight for resistance, started doing presses. And flys. And curls. The prototype for his TRX Suspension Trainer was born, and since hitting the market in 2005, the portable straps have recorded more than $20 million in sales. "This thing has become...
  • Liberation Wellness - Interview with Kevin Brown (audio)

    07/16/2009 11:16:40 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 138+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 15 Jul 09 | EC
    What's the best way to stay out of Obama's crappy hospitals in the future? Stay healthy! EC interviews author, patriot, dietician, and now radio host Kevin Brown. You can listen to him every Saturday on Liberty Works Radio Network at noon EDT.
  • President Obama's diet: fitness and french fries

    06/18/2009 5:51:10 PM PDT · by Neverforget01 · 30 replies · 907+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/17/2009 | ERIKA LOVLEY
    Until Michelle Obama writes a mega-selling diet book — be it “First Ladies Don’t Get Fat” or “The South Lawn Diet” — two questions loom: What do the Obamas eat at home, and how do they stay so thin? snipNutrition experts, too, say Americans need a much better glimpse of what’s being dished up behind the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. “We have no idea what their regular breakfasts, lunches and dinners are like,” said American Dietetic Association spokeswoman and D.C. nutritionist Katherine Tallmadge. “Burgers, that’s all I ever hear about. They go to burger joints because it shows they’re...
  • Men with big muscles cut cancer risk by 40 per cent

    05/23/2009 5:53:11 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 37 replies · 1,392+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 5/23/2009
    The findings, by an international team of researchers, suggest muscular strength is as important as staying slim and eating healthily when it comes to protecting the body against deadly tumours. The scientists who came up with the findings are recommending men weight train at least twice a week, exercising muscle groups in both the upper and lower body. In recent years, experts have recommended a healthy diet and lifestyle - including regular aerobic exercise such as jogging or cycling to reduce the risks of the disease. But the latest study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, suggests...
  • Higher Fitness Levels Tied to Lower Heart, Death Risks (calling Capt Obvious)

    05/20/2009 9:31:30 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 45 replies · 1,030+ views ^ | 5/19/2009
    Staying healthy means a quality life that lasts longer, review finds! Getting in shape really does help you live longer, new research says. People with high levels of physical fitness, called cardiorespiratory fitness, have a lower risk of dying from all causes of death, including coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease, than people with low levels of cardiorespiratory fitness. Researchers analyzed data from 33 previous studies that included 102,980 participants and 6,910 deaths from a variety of causes and 84,323 people with coronary heart disease or cardiovascular disease and 4,485 deaths caused by those conditions. Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) was estimated...
  • Too Fat for the Boy Scouts? New Weight Requirement Angers Some

    05/06/2009 1:59:51 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 84 replies · 3,005+ views
    abcnews ^ | May 6, 2009 | By SARAH NETTER
    Larry Armstrong has been volunteering with his local Boy Scout branch for years, chaperoning trips, serving on the council committee, even becoming certified in archery instruction for a day camp. But Armstrong, at 6-foot, 2-inches tall and about 370 pounds, may no longer qualify for some scout outings because he's overweight, part of a new push by the national organization to ensure the scouts and their volunteers are healthy. A new mandatory weight requirement by the national Boy Scouts of America that will take effect next January has some longtime volunteers concerned they will be left out of trips they've...