Bodybuilding & Fi...
Follow
99.0K views | +15 today
 
Rescooped by AlGonzalezinfo from Healthy Living Lifestyle
onto Bodybuilding & Fitness
Scoop.it!

6 Super foods for your heart

6 Super foods for your heart | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Check out delicious foods that provide powerful nutritional and health benefits Are they part of your family's diet?

Via Abioya S Abramson
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Great article, full of info on great foods.  Thanks Erskine!

more...
Kirk Fontaine's curator insight, February 21, 2013 6:02 AM

 thanks for posting Al

Bodybuilding & Fitness
Resources for advanced and experienced bodybuilding athletes. Fitness information for anyone interested in health related topics.
Curated by AlGonzalezinfo
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by AlGonzalezinfo
Scoop.it!

Strength Based Leadership at Work, Home, or at the Gym!

Strength Based Leadership at Work, Home, or at the Gym! | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

This week on the Fitness Minute:


Every week on #HealthyLeadership,  I will connect leadership to fitness in 60 seconds or less on the Fitness Minute.  


This week, I showcased the following 3 step process that anyone can use to apply strengths at the gym. In the show I share an example of how many of my heavy set friends start this process by doing leg exercises. 


Typically, those of us who cary a lot of weight over the years develop very strong legs.  Starting their gym experience by focusing on their legs is a great way to show them they are strong.

 

This builds confidence and motivation!


Check it out at: http://bit.ly/1iHdZ3y

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Cody Sigmon
Scoop.it!

21 fitness myths debunked!

21 fitness myths debunked! | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
The biggest problem facing American obesity today? Mis-information. With the weight loss industry making millions, companies will say anything to sell. Many of us are trying to do the right things to get in better shape, but are the things were doing actually hurting us? Here is a list debunking...
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Good post here.  Here is my favorite one, fight the fat, forget the myth!


Myth: Your metabolism slows down after age 30, and you will just get fatter naturally.



  • The reason our metabolism slows as we get older is a drop in hormone levels and drop in exercise. As we get older our bodies give us less wiggle room. When you were 20, you may have been able to eat bad and just exercise and remain at a comfortable level. As you get older you can still keep your metabolism up you just must follow a stricter diet and continue a regular exercise routine.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by AlGonzalezinfo
Scoop.it!

Bodybuilding.com - Ask The Fitness Jewell: How Can I Build Arms AND Shoulders Like Yours?

Bodybuilding.com - Ask The Fitness Jewell: How Can I Build Arms AND Shoulders Like Yours? | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
The Fitness Jewell is ready to arm you with the workout you need to help you sculpt killer arms!
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Bodybuilding.com does a great job of showcasing multiple routines that focus on specific body regions.  In this case, they address arms AND shoulders.  


I also love the way they make it easy to see all the different routines.  

more...
Harvey Leon's curator insight, September 26, 6:24 PM

Incredible arms!!

Rescooped by AlGonzalezinfo from #BetterLeadership
Scoop.it!

Forgiveness and Fitness. What?

Forgiveness and Fitness.  What? | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it

Image courtesy of http://www.wallpaperup.com

AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Focus on your goals, not on what others may or may not be doing to you!


Check out the #HealthyLeadership blogcast at:  http://bit.ly/1qXWKU1

more...
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 31, 6:44 AM


During this week's The Fitness Minute, I share the story of how I wasted hours of valuable gym time using the gym to further my negative feelings, anger and grudges towards some co-workers.  

Check out the recording below to find out how I was hurting myself and wasting valuable energy at the gym by allowing my anger and resentment to drive my actions and focus.  

The time we spend at the gym is precious and we should not waste a moment of it on anything other than our goals!   Why let others rob us of the little time we have to work on what WE are can achieve?

While I am in favor of leveraging the gym to let out some steam, I could have helped my health and lead positive change by forgiving others!

Check out the #HealthyLeadership blogcast at:  http://bit.ly/1qXWKU1
donhornsby's curator insight, August 31, 7:03 AM

Check out the recording below to find out how I was hurting myself and wasting valuable energy at the gym by allowing my anger and resentment to drive my actions and focus.  The time we spend at the gym is precious and we should not waste a moment of it on anything other than our goals!   Why let others rob us of the little time we have to work on what WE are can achieve?


While I am in favor of leveraging the gym to let out some steam, I could have helped my health and lead positive change by forgiving others.   

Scooped by AlGonzalezinfo
Scoop.it!

You Asked: How Many Calories Does Strength Training Burn?

You Asked: How Many Calories Does Strength Training Burn? | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Ever wonder how many calories you burn while lifting weights? We've got the answer!
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Sorry about the two popup ads that come up when you access this.  I would not post it if I didn't think it is good info. 


How many calories we burn during weight training is a common and tough question.  I like the approach Nicole and Jen Mueller take on this article:


Be conservative and know what the research is telling us.  


Good read. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by AlGonzalezinfo from #BetterLeadership
Scoop.it!

On Fitness, Leadership and Helping Others with Kat Cannella

On Fitness, Leadership and Helping Others with Kat Cannella | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:
SMART Goals can help us define and measure success, both at the gym AND at the office. Check out my interview with BeachBody Coach Kat Cannella!
more...
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 22, 6:38 PM
Today’s show is all about connecting the dots between fitness and leadership in the context of helping others.  Leaders are people who help create other leaders and our guest is a leader that helps her clients develop the courage to identify their goals and pursue them. 

As you will learn, she helps clients do this at at the gym and at the office!

Beach Body coach and leadership development professional, Kat Cannella, joined us to talk about the strong connections between being healthy, working out and developing her clients ability to achieve their professional goals.   

Check out the blog and podcast at:  http://bit.ly/1pZo4lx
Rescooped by AlGonzalezinfo from Serving and Leadership
Scoop.it!

Are You Sleepwalking Through Life?

Are You Sleepwalking Through Life? | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it

Via donhornsby
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

There is a leadership crisis at the workplace.  


If 80% of organizations disappeared, nobody would miss them! 


This week's show is all about how being accountable to ourselves, having self-respect and trusting ourselves, can motivate us in life AND propel us to lead past the leadership crisis at work.  


And we connect all this to fitness with our guest, author and leadership expert, Rob Peters.


Are you the kind of leader that can leverage the leadership lessons from the gym to confront the  crisis in the workplace?


Check out the blog/podcast at:  http://bit.ly/Wc7hzu

 

more...
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 14, 3:28 AM

Our current organizational structures are not working. 


If 80% of organizations disappeared, nobody would miss them! 


This weeks show is all about how being accountable to ourselves, having self-respect and trusting ourselves, can motivate us in life AND propel us to lead past the leadership crisis at work.  


And we connect all this to fitness with our guest, author and leadership expert, Rob Peters.


Rob and I are going to explore the connection between how "falling asleep" through our careers may be connected to our inability to stay active and and accountable to ourselves in our fitness and at home.  


Check out the blog and podcast at:

donhornsby's curator insight, July 14, 2:56 PM

Self-reflection can be painful but as they say, no pain no gain.  

David Hain's curator insight, July 14, 10:57 PM

http://algonzalezinfo.podbean.com/e/are-you-sleepwalking-through-your-career/


Regularly interesting podcasts on healthy workplaces from [url=/u/441556 x-already-notified=1]AlGonzalezinfo[/url].

Suggested by Fitazine
Scoop.it!

What Are the Impacts of a Low-Fat Diet on Testosterone Levels?

What Are the Impacts of a Low-Fat Diet on Testosterone Levels? | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Testosterone is often held up as the be all and end all of men’s fitness – and indeed, as far as bodybuilding specifically is concerned, it is. The issue with holding it in such high regard, however, is that men who strive for a fitter form are simultaneously reaching for higher testosterone generation, which can […]
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Good read here via @Fitazine.  

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Fitazine
Scoop.it!

The Dangers of Excess Protein Consumption

The Dangers of Excess Protein Consumption | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Excellent post in that it reminds us to keep the marketing in check, we only need so much protein a day!


From the article:


Studies show that the optimum amount of protein lies between 10-35% of your daily intake of calories, with women requiring approximately 46 grams, and men around 56 grams.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by AlGonzalezinfo
Scoop.it!

Bodybuilding.com - Ask The Protein Powder Chef: Do You Have A Recipe For Chocolate Fudge Protein Brownies?

Bodybuilding.com - Ask The Protein Powder Chef: Do You Have A Recipe For Chocolate Fudge Protein Brownies? | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Craving something sweet? Sink your teeth into this gooey, protein-packed, dark chocolate fudge brownie.
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Hummmm, I wonder how these taste....


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by AlGonzalezinfo
Scoop.it!

HowStuffWorks "10 Ways to Cook a Sweet Potato"

HowStuffWorks "10 Ways to Cook a Sweet Potato" | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Are you looking for some delicious ways to cook a sweet potato? Check out this article and get 10 ways to cook a sweet potato.
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

OK, so the sweet potato rules as slow digesting carb, low on the GI Scale.  


Here are some good ways to cook it.  Skip the fried however...  

more...
H2O Alkalizer's curator insight, September 17, 7:15 AM

Sweet potatoes rate low on the glycemic index and are also alkaline. They're sweet and filling. Get creative with them!

Scooped by AlGonzalezinfo
Scoop.it!

Overcoming Fear and Creating the Leader You Want to Be!

Overcoming Fear and Creating the Leader You Want to Be! | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Rita Catolino, fitness expert, motivational speaker and entrepreneur, shares her inspirational story of transformation by using fitness to develop confidence, overcome her fears and become the leader she is today!


We also cover the concept of looking fear in the face and telling it, I DONT CARE!  


Check out this week's The Fitness Minute, connecting the dots of fitness and leadership in 60 seconds. More or less...  8-)


Checkout the blog/podcast at: http://bit.ly/1tkGh9Z

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Eric Chan Wei Chiang
Scoop.it!

6 Astounding Facts About Saturated Fat

6 Astounding Facts About Saturated Fat | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
A new book makes that case that the low-fat obsession has made us less healthy

 

It's nutrition dogma: saturated fat is bad for you. However, in 2013, a prominent cardiologist argued in BMJ that the long-held advice to reduce saturated fats has actually increased the risk of obesity and heart disease.

 

Nonetheless, it will take more than a few studies to sway the court of public-health opinion, but for now. Here are 6 astounding facts about saturated fat:

 

1. The war against fat was started by one man
2. Reducing fat has caused us to eat more carbs, which is not good
3. That’s true even of supposedly “healthy” unrefined carbs
4. Women have been particularly hurt by the demonization of fat
5. We shouldn’t be so quick to ban trans fats
6. We’ve been eating saturated fat for thousands of years

Read more about the 6 facts here:
http://time.com/96626/6-facts-about-saturated-fat-that-will-astound-you/


Read the BMJ article here:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/behindtheheadlines/news/2013-10-23-saturated-fat-link-with-heart-disease-questioned/

AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Great resource with lots of nutritional facts!

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by Health Zoned
Scoop.it!

Types of creatine : What is the best creatine on the market? - HealthZoned

Types of creatine : What is the best creatine on the market? - HealthZoned | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Let’s talk about the most effective bodybuilding supplement and what is the best creatine on the market these days.   Achieving that toned and athletic built is no joke. It takes a good measure...
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Good resource here about Creatine.  


The Benefits of Creatine


So what does it do for your body? Well for one, it jolts up your strength and energy threshold. This means that you can perform shorter, intense strength-building exercises better and will be able to complete more explosive heavy lifts with shorter repetition counts. It boosts your muscles’ ability to build power and endurance, especially when you have plateaued on your usual high intensity interval training. In effect, creatine supplementation enables you to gain significant muscle mass.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by AlGonzalezinfo
Scoop.it!

This Is Your Brain On Aspartame

This Is Your Brain On Aspartame | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

I was talking about possible adverse effects of aspartame with a co-worker today and found this article to be very informational.  


Here is just one segment of their findings:


Aspartame Impairs Cognition

The researchers found that spatial orientation skills were significantly worse for participants after their high-aspartame diet than after their low aspartame period.  Two participants also actually had clinically significant spatial orientation impairment after consuming high-aspartame diets.


Two other students experienced clinically significant impaired working memory.


In an earlier study of 90 university students, aspartame users reported longer memory lapses than non-users.[ii]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by AlGonzalezinfo
Scoop.it!

What is worse that not working out? Working out too much!

What is worse that not working out?  Working out too much! | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

This is a trap I have fallen into more than I would like to admit.  The consequences are NOT good. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by AlGonzalezinfo
Scoop.it!

Comparing Wearables: Fitbit Flex vs. Jawbone Up and More

Comparing Wearables: Fitbit Flex vs. Jawbone Up and More | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Which activity tracker is the right one for you?
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

After 10 years of bodybuilding, I was skeptical about these "Wearables" but after a long battle with illness that kept me away from the gym and two weeks of wearing the Fitbit Flex, I am a true BELIEVER.


This is a great post that compares the most popular brands. 


Check it out at:

http://allthingsd.com/20130715/fitbit-flex-vs-jawbone-up-and-more-a-wearables-comparison/

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by AlGonzalezinfo from #BetterLeadership
Scoop.it!

Parents Lead by Modeling the Way w/Shannon Petralito

Parents Lead by Modeling the Way w/Shannon Petralito | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Lead by example and model the way in the gym, home and work!  


Checkout the blog/podcast at:  http://bit.ly/X17zJE

more...
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 28, 5:01 AM


This week the #HealthyLeadership podcast is all about how parents can lead by setting the example and modeling the way.  


Fitness expert and professional figure competitor Shannon Petralito, joined us to explore how leading by example and modeling the way for our children can help us instill upon them the values of accountability and self-respect.  


Shannon’s inspirational story is a perfect example of how we can show our children that they can be passionate in life, have a vision and go for their dreams! 

Rescooped by AlGonzalezinfo from #BetterLeadership
Scoop.it!

Fitness is key to wellness. Wellness is key to leading well. | ENCOGNITIVE.COM

Fitness is key to wellness.  Wellness is key to leading well.  | ENCOGNITIVE.COM | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it

Image Credit:  http://encognitive.com/node/19004

AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Great graphic, one highlight:  Quality of life improved in 95% of patients when they lost fat!

more...
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 21, 8:40 AM

Leaders, fitness is key to wellness.  Wellness is key to leading well. 


My favorite stat:


When patients lost fat, the quality of life improved for 95% of them!  

Suggested by GymTalk
Scoop.it!

The George Eiferman Full Body Workout

The George Eiferman Full Body Workout | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it

Check out the full body routine that former Mr Universe George Eiferman used to build his legendary physique. Forget trying to replicate those splits outlined by drug-dependent bodybuilders in Flex magazine and try putting in some back-to-basics hard work with this workout. You won’t regret it!

AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Very interesting read here.  As I see the natural cross-fit athletes develop natural looking physiques, this article is making a lot sense.


From the post:


While I believe split routines do have their place (they’re a great way of adding variety), I firmly believe, from a drug free perspective, that they are inferior to the full body approach for building size and strength.


Fact is, every world-class physique before the steroid era was built on this training principle...


Great post!  

 

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by ArtcleWriterPromoter
Scoop.it!

Build the Body You Want Today With Calisthenics

Build the Body You Want Today With Calisthenics | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Great resource on the benefits and the need for stretching.  

more...
No comment yet.
Suggested by CFS Fitness Camp
Scoop.it!

Resistance versus Cardio | CFS Weight Loss Camp Blog

Resistance versus Cardio | CFS Weight Loss Camp Blog | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
Beginning a training program can be a huge investment of time and effort - so what type of exercise should you choose to maximize your benefits and make sure you get the results you're working hard for?
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

This is true for everyone.  The fact that it is good for those that struggle with diabetes is icing is wonderful.


~ Love the infographic!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by AlGonzalezinfo
Scoop.it!

Bodybuilding.com - Fat Loss Fouls: 4 Cardio Mistakes You Might Be Making

Bodybuilding.com - Fat Loss Fouls: 4 Cardio Mistakes You Might Be Making | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
You may dislike cardio, but don’t treat it as an afterthought! Make a good plan of attack and win the war on fat.
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Great article here by Shannon Clark on common mistakes we make with cardio.


Here is a great tip:


A tip: If you "have to" do an hour or more of cardio per day just to burn off the extra calories you consumed, the answer is to look at your diet. You can spend all day on the treadmill and never outrun your bad choices.

more...
Ranjan Pandey's curator insight, July 15, 11:31 PM

Only doing is not correct! You have to do it the right way.

Suggested by Cody Sigmon
Scoop.it!

How To Lose Weight And How To Gain Weight With The Right Diet Plan!

How To Lose Weight And How To Gain Weight With The Right Diet Plan! | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
In America now we cannot walk, drive, watch TV, surf the web, or flip through a magazine without seeing a new weight loss or muscle gain ad. New fad diets, explosive muscle supplements, and diet pills pop up everyday like weeds. The worst part about them? Trying to find out what, if any...
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:

Excellent source for beginners and a great reminders for the more experienced fitness fanatics.  


From the article:


THE IMPORTANCE OF MACROS:

  • Carbohydrates: The brain, kidneys, muscles and heart all need carbohydrates to function properly. Carbohydrates aid in the synthesis of certain amino acids. Fats can only be properly metabolized when carbs are present. All of our tissues have the ability to use the simple carbohydrate glucose as energy. When the body uses carbohydrates for energy, it can use other macronutrients (like protein) for muscle growth and strength.
  • Protein: Enzymes, used for digestion and your immune system, are made of protein. Some essential hormones require protein to be produced. Proteins may be used as a source of energy when carbohydrates are not available. It  is the major constituent of most cells, making up more than 50% of the dry weight of your body. It is  used to produce new tissues for growth and tissue repair.
  • Lipids (Fats): Lipids provide  cushioning for organs and insulation for your body. They control maintenance of cellular membranes. Fats are also used as a high density energy source.
more...
Kirk Fontaine's curator insight, June 25, 5:46 AM

thanks for posting All the informercial and promotions it is mind boggling  Lets get back to the basics and simplification 

Scooped by AlGonzalezinfo
Scoop.it!

On Resilience, Fitness and Leadership with Tosca Reno

On Resilience, Fitness and Leadership with Tosca Reno | Bodybuilding & Fitness | Scoop.it
AlGonzalezinfo's insight:
"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."

Vince Lombardi


After losing a son, a spouse and a successful business, most people would give up on life, but not Tosca Reno.  


Today’s show is all about using fitness and leadership to build our sense of self and overcome the most difficult challenges that life throws our way.  


Nutritional expert, motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Tosca Reno joins us to share her incredible story of resilience and leadership through some of the most difficult challenges anyone can ever experience.  


Check out the blog post at: http://bit.ly/1kQNfUZ

more...
No comment yet.