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Here are 7 Reasons You Should Walk at Work

WalkingToWorkWhile working is something that majority of Americans have to do in order to survive, sitting all day can be a killer. Sure, sometimes you don’t feel like getting up and want to send your assistant to get your coffee, but getting up and getting it yourself is really more beneficial to you and your own personal health. Getting up and moving while at work allows you to stretch your bones, and freshen up a little bit. Here are 7 Reasons You Should Walk at Work:

Stress Reliever
Walking is a great time to relax and take a moment for yourself. You can use this time to listen to your playlist, and removing any stress or negative feelings from the day. Now you’re relieved, and doing something positive for your health at the same time. Strap on your Mio Fuse Heart Rate Training and Activity Monitor (Aqua/Black) and see how many steps you can take.

Save Money
When lunch time rolls around, leave the car in the parking lot, and walk to go pick up your lunch. This will allow you time to exercise, while saving on gas simultaneously. Pick up a Pedusa PE-771 Tri-Axis Multi-Function Pocket Pedometer w/ Belt Clip Holster and check out how many steps there are to your favorite restaurant and back. TIP: If you really want to start seeing more savings, leave the car home some days.

Find Something New in the Area
There’s always something new going on or being built, giving you something new to see. This is especially true if you live in a bigger city. During your next break, take a stroll and see something new. Perhaps it’ll be a new store that you want to shop at, or a mom and pops diner that you hadn’t noticed before. Get out there and explore.

It Helps You Live Longer
There are many different benefits to walking. One of the greatest benefits is that walking can help you live a longer life. Studies have shown that people who speed walk at 2.25 mph or more live a longer life than those who walk more slowly, sharing the same sex and age.

It Gives You An Excuse To Enjoy The Weather
Get outside and take in the beautiful weather. If you’re looking to get a tan, walking is a perfect excuse to get outside. These days, you’re not too sure how many nice days you’re going to get, so take full advantage when they’re present. Get out of the lunch room and get out into some sun.

Socialize
While being at work, you usually build friendships and relationships with co-workers. However, if you’re a good worker, you don’t really get much chat time because you’re busy with your day. Getting up and walking around, when permitted, allows you time to stretch your legs and socialize with other co-workers. Your Polar A300 Fitness and Activity Monitor will be a great tool in telling you when it’s time to get up and move.

Help the Environment
Walking more and leaving the car at home is a great way to not only improve your own physical health, but the health of our planet as well. If you’re within a short distance, try walking or cycling with your Polar RCX3 BASIC Heart Rate Monitor Black. If you have to drive due to distance, there are still other ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Try using public transportation or carpooling instead.

Now you have many reasons to get up and move. Who knows, walking around may actually get you employee of the month, as studies have shown that work performance can be improved by between 4% and 15% when people engage in physical activity on a regular basis.

Let Freedom Ring

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 will make 239 Years since the Declaration of Independence has been signed, declaring the United States of America a free country. One on the main reason HeartRateMonitorsUSALet Freedom Ring loves this holiday is what it represents. This is what draws many people to the United States.

While going into the holiday weekend, remember that many people battled in the Revolutionary War that awards us the many freedoms we are allowed to have today. It is this reason we stand behind and support Americans, even if we do not agree with their decisions. Recently we had a dialogue on one of our social media sites because we showed support of marriage equality. While we never specifically stated whether we agreed or even disagreed with LGBT Marriage, we will always support the right for basic human freedoms.

While it was argued to us that we should not take a stand on social issues, we feel a bit different. We feel our brothers and sisters would like to know what we think, how we feel, and where we stand on issues that are important to them. We also feel that staying silent on many issues could leave many feeling like they’re alone. According to an article published in The Guardian, we’re not the only people who feel this way. It seems 2015 is the year for Brands to take a stand. After all, the old saying is “Stand for nothing, or fall for anything.”

While we support marriage equality, we also support our troops, free speech, the right to bear arms, your right to be healthy, and even your right to be unhealthy. However, we will not support your decision to be unhealthy, so browse our Fitness Monitors, and treat yourself to the right to be physically fit. While we understand that many people will not agree with our position, we hope that many others find it in their hearts to embrace the diversity that USA has to offer. It is because of freedom that we have such diversity.

When going into the 4th of July, look at your family and friends and see how different everyone is. Really pay attention to what makes everyone an individual. Now take into consideration that America has approximately 318.9 Million free individuals. We’re all going to be different in many ways, but that’s what makes us unique as a country. Let’s love one another, support each other, and have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

Here are 5 Things You Need for the 4th of July

Here are 5 Things You Need for the 4th of JulyFather’s Day has passed, and Independence Day is quickly approaching. There are many people getting their final plans together, doing last minute shopping, fixing the yard up for the annual bbq and arranging travel plans. After all, the 4th of July is usually an exciting holiday, and you want it to be even better than the previous year. We get it! We want you to have the best 4th of July as you possibly can. Because of this, I wanted to point out a few things you may have forgotten. Here are 5 Things You Need for the 4th of July:

Oregon Scientific AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer
Family and friends will be over, and that grill is already going. However, it’s already hot outside. What’s the point in standing directly over the hot flames waiting for your food to be prepared? Pick up an Oregon Scientific AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer. The Oregon Scientific AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer allows you to program your choice of cooking modes on the user-friendly app on your compatible smart device, and it will notify you on your phone once your food has reached its desired temperature. This makes grilling much easier, and frees up your time to enjoy your guests more.

Aquabot By Lunatec
July usually brings the heat with it. While sitting out in the sun, waiting on the next hot dog to come off of the grill, why not cool yourself down a little bit. The Aquabot makes your water bottle spray 25-feet and has shower, stream and mist spray patterns. This is perfect for having impromptu water fights on those really hot days. Now go blast someone and get the war started!

Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker Plus Smart Notifications
Planning and prepping for the entire family to come over can be very time consuming, and can easily throw you off of your workout routine. However, chances are you’re still getting a workout between cooking, cleaning, bringing out new drinks for the cooler, lifting bags of ice, and more. Because this is an accidental workout, I suggest strapping on a Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker Plus Smart Notifications (Blue) and compare your accidental workout to your planned routine.

GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition HD Action Camera with 32GB Ultra Memory Card
We all know that the best moments are usually caught unexpectedly, which is why I suggest having a GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition HD Action Camera with 32GB Ultra Memory Card on hand during the festivities. Mount it onto a wandering dog to pick up random footage, or put it on a camera stand and capture as many memories as possible. You can even send the footage to the family as a keepsake, to remind them of the good times you all shared together.

H2FidO Bottle and Bowls Hydration System for Dogs
Of course, we can’t forget about the pups. Usually, during my bbq’s my girls are out in the yard roaming among the visitors. Because they’re out in the sun as well, their hydration is very important. The H2FidO Bottle and Bowls Hydration System for Dogs are a BPA-Free lightweight, reusable portable hydration system for dogs. It makes it really easy to give them water, without having to pack up their indoor bowls and bring them outdoors.

Now that you’re all prepared for the fourth, get out there and enjoy your independence and freedom. Food, family, fun, and fitness should be your main goals for this day. Happy 4th of July!

Here’s is Your Father’s Day Lazy Man’s Fitness Guide

Here's is Your Father's Day Lazy Man's Fitness GuideSunday, June 21, 2015, is Father’s Day. While many of you have plans and adventures scheduled throughout the day, there are many others who plan on being just being lazy. It’ll just be another day to kick back and put your feet up and enjoy. While this may sound pleasing, your body may be telling you a different story. This is especially true if these “lazy days” are way too frequent. If you’re a self-proclaimed lazy individual, a good idea would be to look into fun ways to be fit or even discover “Lazy Ways To Fitness”. Because it’s Father’s Day, we’re going to do the work for you, that way it’s one less finger you have to lift. Here’s is Your Father’s Day Lazy Man’s Fitness Guide:

Exercise While Watching TV
It’s Father’s Day! Of course there will be many of you sitting back, with your feet up, watching Sports Center, just relaxing the day away. Rather than sit on the chair, replace it with a fitness ball. Maybe not for the entire day, but try 10-15 minutes, or switch from the chair to the fitness ball during commercial breaks. Using a fitness ball will strengthen your core and give you better balance. The beautiful part is you won’t even feel like you’re working out.

Get Out and Play
How often do you really get a chance to get out to play and have fun? Call up a few friends and plan a Sunday Father’s Day Game. This can even be made into a family affair. While all fathers and sons are on the field, wives and daughters can be cheerleaders and even help get water or snacks. While you’re getting a great cardio and strength training on the field, you can also burn up to 800 calories per hour. If you’re really into fitness, strap on your Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Monitor during the game, and really see what you did out on the field. Don’t feel too bad for the girls. Cheering and jumping up and down will surely give them their daily workout too.

Take a Romantic Stroll
After you’ve made all of your rounds, and thanked everyone for the Happy Father’s Day wishes, it’s time for you to take a moment to yourself and your wife or partner. After supper is served, and the dishes are cleaned, take a romantic stroll with your better half. At this point today, many of us are well aware of the benefits and advantages there are to walking. However, this walk is different. It doesn’t even feel like exercise. You’re walking in the summer air, hand in hand, without a care in the world. Do this for 20 minutes, and you can easily burn up to 100 calories from that Father’s Day Dinner. Just for fun, grab a Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker Plus Smart Notifications and see how many steps you take.

Walk When You Talk
If you’re anything like me, you cannot stay still when you’re on the telephone. I literally walk around anything from the kitchen or dining room table, to the living room chair or up and down the hallway. Whatever the reason is, I just have to pace while I am on the telephone. On Father’s Day, I’m sure you’ll be receiving an abundance of phone calls from various family members and friends. During each of these calls, just pace a little while you are on the telephone. This is a great way to accidentally exercise, as pacing can burn approximately 90 calories per hour. Yes, those phone calls do add up. You should also try leaving your cell phone across the room. Because we live in an age where many people may text Happy Father’s Day, this will force you to get up and walk across the room to retrieve your phone.

Drink Water
The easiest thing you can do for yourself and your health on Father’s Day isn’t even an exercise. Drink plenty of water. Studies have shown that individuals who consumed two glasses of water before each meal lost more than 4.5 pounds over the course of 3 months. The consumption of water helps you to feel fuller, which has you to consuming fewer calories at a meal. Pick up an Eco Vessel AQUA 24oz Insulated Filtration Water Bottle and keep your water handy. This BPA Free water bottle will keep your water cold up to 36 hours.

Now you have a reason to get off of your butt for Father’s Day, while still enjoying the activities at hand. Don’t be afraid to make changes to these activities. If you’re more of a basketball family than football, a 3 on 3 or a full court 5 on 5 is also a fantastic workout. Chances are you won’t even feel like you’ve had a workout. Happy Healthy Father’s Day!

Here are 10 Fun Ways to Burn Those Calories

Here are 10 Fun Ways to Burn Those CaloriesGetting into top physical shape can be a daunting task for many people. It just seems like they can’t find the best way to burn off those calories, and everything seems like a chore. When you think of physical fitness, the last thing you want is to make your exercise routine seem like hard work. Fitness should be looked at, not only as being fun but also as being an investment in your health and longevity. Here are 10 Fun Ways to Burn Those Calories:

Just Dance
Dancing is an excellent calorie burner. Invite some friends over and cut a rug. Getting up and doing a few fun moves for just 40 minutes has the ability to burn 100 calories, and possibly more. Strap on your Polar A300 Activity & Sleep Tracker and see how many you can burn.

Give Your House a Makeover
It is now bbq season, which is a great reason to makeover your home. Before you call your friends over for that cookout, freshen up your home’s exterior with a new coat of paint. Do it yourself and save not only money but also get a workout. By putting on that new coat of paint yourself, you can burn off over 200 calories per hour. Call up a few friends and have a paint party. You can grill them a thank you lunch while you’re painting, and be notified when your food is ready on your smart phone, if your using your Oregon Scientific AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer.

Go to the Supermarket
Going food shopping is a workout, even if you don’t realize it. Spending just 45 minutes shopping can burn over 115 calories. You’ll burn another 40 calories carrying your bags into your home and up the stairs, and yet another 40 putting them away. Who knew food shopping could be so physical?

Work on the Garden
Simply uprooting weeds for 25 minutes can burn more than 125 calories. If you decide to plant new plants, this can burn another 75 calories. Combine that with watering the garden, carrying the trash away, squatting down and standing up and you’ll learn that gardening is a calorie killer. If you’re growing vegetables in your garden, you’re putting yourself in an even healthier position. Physical fitness and organic eating is always a good thing.

Shop till You Drop
Grab your Garmin vivofit 2 Fitness Activity and Sleep Tracker and hit the mall for a little shopping. Walking from store to store is exercise alone, but did you know that you also burn 11 calories for each outfit you try on? Track you steps and burn those calories. If you have to shop your way to fitness, I am all for it.

Wash Your Car
Washing and waxing your car can burn 204 calories in 40 minutes. Partner that with cleaning out the inside of the car as well, and you’ll see those calories burning faster. Now your car is shining, and you have quite a few reasons to feel better about yourself.

Cycling
Grab a few friends and go bike riding for 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your fitness level. Just 30 minutes of casual cycling can burn over 100 calories from a person weighing approximately 150 pounds. Strap on your Polar RCX3 BIKE Heart Rate Monitor Black and track your progress.

Swimming
Who really doesn’t like to take a dip? Not only is it fun, it’s a great way to physical fitness, and an excellent cardio workout. Just 15 minutes of swimming at a moderate intensity can burn approximately 100 calories.

Water Skiing
Water skiing is not only fun and super cool, but it’s also a great way to burn calories. While it is fun, you can burn over 100 calories by taking 20 minutes out of your day to have fun. Be careful not to fall off, although swimming would still give you a workout.

Mini Golf
Had I known that mini golfing burned as many calories as it does, I would have probably started doing this a long time ago. While you’re having fun with friends and family, you’re also burning well over 100 calories in a simple one hour game. Chances are you wouldn’t even realize it. You know they say time flies when you’re having fun.

Go ride a bike, or paint a wall. Perhaps you’d rather go swimming or water ski. It doesn’t matter which method you choose, as long as healthy is the destination. Burn those calories and enjoy a new you. Happy Fitness!

Here are 8 Gadgets That Will Get You Outside and Moving

8 Gadgets That Will Get You Outside and MovingThe beautiful weather has completely made its presence known. Now is the time to get outside and do as many outdoor activities as you possibly can. After all, who wants to be stuck in the house all summer? There are plenty different events, concerts, sports and activities that will get you outdoors. If that’s not motivation enough, try purchasing different gadgets that will get you up and outside. Here are 8 Gadgets That Will Get You Outside and Moving:

TomTom Golfer GPS Golf Watch (Grey/Green)
The TomTom Golfer GPS Golf Watch allows you to see the precise yardage to hazards, lay-ups, and greens. Know the best way onto the green with unique graphics, and receive course updates wirelessly from your smartphone. Know every inch of the course with the TomTom Golfer GPS Watch. What’s more? The TomTom Golfer GPS Golf Watch is also weather and waterproof, allowing you to play in any weather.

Oregon Scientific AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer
The summer bbq’s are in full effect. However, none of them would be complete without the use of the Oregon Scientific AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer. The Oregon Scientific AW133 Grill Right Bluetooth BBQ Thermometer will alert you via your smartphone when the meat is cooked to your customizable perfect temperature. You simply program your choice of cooking modes on the user-friendly app on your compatible smart device. Note : Bluetooth 4.0 is required for connectivity.

Action Cameras
Action Cameras should definitely be enough to get you up and out of the house. Since you never know what you’re going to see, a great idea is to leave the camera rolling and browse your neighborhood. It’s very possible for you to catch really exciting footage. These are also a hit at family gatherings or vacations, the beach, and more. HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com offers both GoPro and Garmin VIRB HD Action Cameras, which are both top of the line.

Oregon Scientific WMR86 Backyard Pro Wireless Weather Station
The perfect addition to your home, this wireless weather station offers robust data at a reasonable price. At a glance, you’ll see the iconic weather forecast, Atomic time, wind speed & direction, indoor & outdoor temperature & humidity, barometric pressure with bar graph, and rainfall reading with bar graph. An integrated wireless wind sensor tower has separate wireless sensors for rainfall, temperature and humidity for easier setup.

Runner’s Belts
If you’re an individual who doesn’t run as often as you should because you’re always misplacing items, help has arrived. Runner’s Belts straps comfortably around your waist, and keeps all of your personal belongings right where they should be… Which is with you! Smart phones, keys, cash, and credit cards are just a few items that can be held inside of your runner’s belt. Check our full inventory and choose from options like Double or Single Pockets, and several color options.

Red Ledge Unisex Rain Jackets
Waterproof and durable, the Red Ledge Thunderlight Jacket is a good option for budget-conscious hikers and backpackers seeking reliable protection from wet or windy weather at an affordable price. Very lightweight, the Thunderlight Jacket uses a rip-stop nylon shell and offers protection from rain and wind using Red Ledge’s T-Core polyurethane coating.

Garmin Monterra GPS Navigator with US Topo Maps
The Garmin Monterra is a full-featured Wi-Fi enabled GPS navigator that combines powerful mapping with the versatility of Android. Get Android apps for Monterra on Google Play, including Peak Finder, Star Constellation charts and Ballistic Calculator. Or access professional apps such as construction estimators and ArcGIS to extend your office to the field. The rugged and durable Monterra has the power and flexibility to go anywhere.

Timex Ironman Run x50+ Smart Activity Monitor with Heart Rate (Black/Lime)
We love fitness apps too, but it’s hard to see your progress with your smartphone strapped to your arm. Wouldn’t it be nice to stream all that great info to your wrist? We thought so. And we even added music controls and text alerts. You don’t have to be running to appreciate getting your calls and texts on your wrist. Vibration alerts tell you if you’ve got a call, text, email, or notification. Our app works with most smartphones with blue tooth 4.0. You can set the watch, upload your workout data, and even find your watch. Android: 4.4.2 KitKat or higher, Bluetooth Smart compatible or iOS: iOS 8.0.2 or higher, Bluetooth Smart compatibilities are required.

Now you have a few reasons to get outside and enjoy some sun! As always, remember that proper hydration is always required. This is especially true when staying out in the sun for extended periods of time. Grab one of our BPA Free Water Bottles to stay properly hydrated.

Don’t Miss Your Chance at Winning $200 Gift Certificate!

Don't Miss Your Chance at Winning $200 Gift Certificate!From the best reporting pedometers like the Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer that keeps you on the right track of meeting your fitness goals. Along with the wide selection of Heart Rate Monitors, like the Mio Alpha 2 Heart Rate Sport Watch. HeartRateMonitorsUSA.com strives to provide you with the latest in health related products available on the market at a great price.

Since we constantly promote our products via internet marketing, we have found, like anything else, word of mouth seems to get the best results. With an eCommerce based website, the ‘Word of Mouth” we look for is “Product Reviews!” We are always happy when one of our customers take the time to rate our products on their performance and also with the interaction they have with our store and staff in placing an on-line order. That is why we have for the first time, created a contest that will reward you, our customer when you place a product review in our store. We appreciate your helping us to spread the word about our great line of health related products, because we believe we have the best product offerings and at the best price.

See our Contest information below. But don’t wait, this contest ends on May 31st. with the winner being announced on June 1st.

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Don’t let this chance for easy money pass you by. Take advantage of this great offer and cash in on the products you want to buy from our store but have been waiting for a super deal like this!

Capture The Moment With GoPro

Capture The Moment With GoProHave you ever had one of those moments where you thought to yourself, ‘Man, I really wish I had my camera with me?’ If you answered yes, like many of us have, then a GoPro is right for you. GoPro action cameras are light, versatile, and even waterproof (depending on the model). The GoPro camera can go virtually anywhere with you, making it easy to capture those ‘Wow!’ moments. What do I mean by you can take GoPro virtually anywhere? I mean, you can take GoPro any and everywhere cameras are permitted.

If you live in the inner city then you know the amount of action you can see is priceless. I remember as a child, growing up, I would see some of the best talent around, just by going outside. Riding the bus, you’d hear some of the most beautiful voices known to man, in the back, singing. Going to the park was always an adventure as well. I’d see some of the best sports players (non-professional) playing right there on the city courts, then there were the wild police chases. Every day was an adventure, and there was never a shortage of action. I can only imagine the footage I could catch today with my GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition HD Action Camera With 32GB Hi Def Memory Card. Perhaps I could have discovered the next R&B/Pop sensation. Perhaps I still Can!

How about a weekend getaway to the beach? I’m in! You never know what’s going to happen when you hit the Jersey Shore. This is the exact reason you must take the GoPro Hero3 White Action High Definition Camera! Mary Lee, the Great White Shark, recently traveled past the Jersey Shore, showing up approximately 700 meters off the Coast of Toms River on Sunday before heading past Asbury Park further offshore. Just imagine how cool it would be to capture a quick video on your GoPro Hero3 White Action High Definition Camera, sharing this amazing experience with all of your friends. Don’t worry. Your GoPro would have been fine, as it’s waterproof to 131’ (40m).

I’ll admit it. I’m not a surfer. However, sometimes I wish I could master the sport. Aside from the physical benefits, it just has to be cool to really be able to ride the waves. It’ll be 10 times cooler if the entire experience was captured on film. With the GoPro Hero4 Black Edition HD Action Camera Surf Bundle you can do just that. Ride the waves while wearing a mounted GoPro to capture the most amazing moments. With basic features like: 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video; 12MP photos up to 30 frames per second; Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and Protune™ for photos and video; and Waterproof to 131’ (40m) you really can’t go wrong!

Skydiving has always been something that I wanted to do. Believe it or not! But the GoPro Hero High Definition Action Camera makes me want to do it that much more. Sometimes I am a big kid at heart. When I get something new, I just don’t want to stop using it. When I first purchased my GoPro Hero High Definition Action Camera, it was to record my nephews birthday party. After the party, it kind of became my own entertainment tool. I’d take footage of everything and then, when one friend said, “I wonder how I’d look jumping out of a plane!” It was then that the idea was birthed. Now if only GoPro offered courage as another one of their features!

Family bbq’s are usually pretty exciting… And if your family is anything like mine, prepare to be entertained. These are the moments when the precious memories are usually created. You get everything from relay races, to red light green light, a few people playing football and basketball, kickball, and even singers… Or so they think (perhaps adult beverages helped). It is in these moments that you bring out your GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition HD Action Camera with 32GB Ultra Memory Card and capture those memories. Be sure to have the 32GB memory card inserted, you want to make sure you don’t miss anything.

You never really know when life is going to throw a GoPro opportunity your way. Don’t miss out on the chance to record that special moment in time. Be sure to check to see what is included with your GoPro, as some accessories are sold separately. Click here to view all GoPro items and accessories. And get out there and see exciting things that life has to offer. Take your GoPro and Capture Life!

9 Tips to Quickly Build Muscle

9 Tips to Quickly Build MuscleIt’s shirtless season, and everyone is scrambling to try and get into the best physical shape they can before they put on that bathing suite. The beaches will be packed with wash board abs and six packs, and you don’t want to be left out. You’re doing everything you can to build muscle, but you’re just not seeing it happen. Perhaps you’re impatient and want those results overnight. However, I’m more willing to bet that you’re doing something wrong. Here are 9 Tips to Quickly Build Muscle:

Reduce Cardio
If muscle is what you’re looking to build, cutting back on the cardio is one of the first steps you should take. Rather than running every day, try two days of light jogging for approximately 30 minutes per session. Strap on your Garmin Forerunner 210 (Black) Club Bundle with Foot Pod and Premium Heart Rate for your next run and track your results.

Less is More
To gain muscle, you do not have to lift iron all day, every day. In fact, most trainers would advise you against doing so. The next time you go to work out, try doing no more than 20 sets per muscle group, with each rep being between 6 and 12. To make up for the reduced time, try adding heavier weights. Be sure to keep your workout under one hour, as you don’t want to over-work yourself.

Don’t Expect Miracles from Supplements
I am not on a mission to bash supplement use. I’ve used them myself. However, one shouldn’t think that taking supplements alone is going to give them the muscles they want. A supplement should not be looked at as being anything more than a supplement. Exercise and a proper diet will also be required to reach your desired weight. If you are going to include supplements in your workout, try to stick with protein products.

Know the Daily Calorie Intake Needed
The amount of the calorie intake you need, is usually determined by factors such as age, gender, weight, and how active you are. One easy way to determine how many calories you need each day is to take your current weight and multiply it by 20. If you’re a female who weights 120 pounds, multiplied by 20, you should be eating 2,400 calories each day.

Lift Progressively
As your muscles get used to the heavy load, you may need to shock it by constantly changing the weight you lift. If you used 100 pounds on your bench press during your first week of training, try to add 10 pounds for the second week. Add another 10 pounds on the following week and so on. The same goes for other body parts.

Go Multi-Joint
Going multi-joint is another great way to gain muscle. Moves like biceps curls are great routines, but they’re not going to quickly build muscle. Replace single joint movements with other options like bench-pressing, dead-lifts, and even squats. These routines work more muscle groups in less time, while also allowing you to lift a heavier weight.

Rest
You’d be surprised at how many people underestimate the power of rest. Working your muscles too hard, without allowing them a chance to rest can cause the muscle fibers to become damaged beyond repair, prohibiting growth. To quickly gain muscle, try working a specific muscle group until it is exhausted. Then, allow these muscles to rest until there is no sign of pain or stiffness before working these muscles again.

Recover
Proper recovery also plays a vital role in muscle building. Proper recovery allows your body to be in a state where it manufactures some of its best growth. Ice baths or cold showers are great tools used for recovery. Compression Apparel, Thermophore Moist Heating Pads, Ice It! products, and sleep are also great recovery aides.

Protein
Protein is by far the most important macro-nutrient needed for muscle building. Because everyone’s nutritional needs are unique, you should consume one gram of protein per pound of body weight. This provides the body with the nutrients is needs to repair and produce new muscle tissue.

When performing any of the routines mentioned, be sure to not overdue it. As always, with any new routine, it would be wise to check with your physician and get a physical. Now get out there and show us your gains! Happy Fitness!

5 Calorie Burning Exercises that You Can Do At or Close to Home

5 Calorie Burning Exercises that You Can Do At or Close to HomeBurn calories! They say. How? You say! Giving directions without proper instructions is always a recipe for disaster. It’s very often that I hear people say, ‘Just burn calories.’ However, there are never instructions provided. If I were new to fitness, this would leave me scratching my head. The first thing I would think is, ‘What exercises burn calories?’ The simple answer to your question is most exercises are calorie burners. This list will point to 5 Calorie Burning Exercises that You Can Do At or Close to Home:

Cycling
Cycling is one of the best ways to burn calories. It doesn’t have to be your favorite exercise, but knowing that a person can burn up to 1000 calories per hour by simply cycling definitely makes it sound benificial. This means that a 160 pound woman, cycling at maximum intensity, can lose up to 850 calories. This would be about 950 calories for men. Grab your Garmin Forerunner 910XT Multisport GPS Training Watch and hit the road. Don’t own a bike? Give the Pedlar Pro 316 Exerciser a try!

Swimming
Taking a dip in the swimming pool is not only fun, but an excellent calorie burner. Men can enjoy burning up to 840 calories per hour, while women can burn up to 720 calories. Grab you Garmin Swim Watch and track your distance, pace, stroke count and more.

Running
Running is one of those exercises that you expected to make this list and we will not disappoint you. Running can burn more calories in the amount of time spent than any other form of exercise, while simultaneously reducing stress and depression, so consider this a win, win for you. A female weighing approximately 130 pounds can burn up to 600 calories running. Even a light jog can burn up to 550 calories. Grab your Polar M400 GPS Powered Fitness Watch and see how much you can burn.

Jump Rope
The art of jumping rope can be seen as a game, sport, and even a talent. It’s also happens to be a great exercise that burns quite a few calories. Get the kids together and make it a game. Challenge each other to see who can jump rope the longest. Be sure to include both mom and dad in the fun, as this exercise would be beneficial to both parties. One hour of jumping rope can help men burn up to 850 calories, while women can enjoy demolishing 750 calories. Jumping rope, a kids activity….  not anymore!

Stair Climbing
There is a reason why you see athletes running up and down the stairs in stadiums. This is a calories killer. Climbing / running the steps not only works your lower body and glutes, but it also makes your upper body strain as well.  Grab your Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity Monitor and see how many calories you burn!

Now that you’ve been armed with some helpful calorie burning routines, get out there and burn, burn, burn!