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Use Hot Peppers to Douse Your Cold

Use Hot Peppers to Douse Your Cold

Eric November 15, 2010

With cold and flu season here, I figured I’d post a topic that will not only help you burn extra calories (see Ten Tips to Burn Extra Calories) but will also help you fight

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Slow Twitch vs Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers

Slow Twitch vs Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers

Eric November 5, 2010

Skeletal muscle is made up of bundles of individual muscle fibers called myocytes. Each myocyte contains many myofibrils, which are strands of proteins (actin and myosin) that can grab on to each other and

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Hot Bods and Higher Starting Salaries

Hot Bods and Higher Starting Salaries

Eric October 19, 2010

When it comes to landing a job, sex sells.  Well, at the very least, sex appeal sells and it can get you hired too.  That’s what a recent report from the London School of

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Eight Ways to Increase Training Intensity

Eight Ways to Increase Training Intensity

Eric October 11, 2010

Regardless of how you train, one thing should remain consistent: intensity. Unless you’re training at a high intensity level, optimum muscular development cannot be accomplished. Keep in mind there’s a fine line between maximum

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Stretching and My New Favorite Stretch: Prone Scorpion

Stretching and My New Favorite Stretch: Prone Scorpion

Eric October 8, 2010

I’ve really been focusing on increasing my flexibility lately, so I’ve naturally been focusing on doing a full range of motion in all exercises but also I’ve been doing a lot of stretching. No

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The Difference Between “Low Fat” and “Reduced Fat”

The Difference Between “Low Fat” and “Reduced Fat”

Eric October 6, 2010

The semantics of food labels sometimes irk me, primarily because they can be deceiving to those who do not know what some of the misleading words and phrases mean. We talked about what the

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The Benefits of Water on the Body

The Benefits of Water on the Body

Eric October 5, 2010

The human body, which is made up of between 55 and 75 percent water (lean people have more water in their bodies because muscle holds more water than fat), is in need of constant

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The Glycemic Index: Not All Carbs are Created Equal

The Glycemic Index: Not All Carbs are Created Equal

Eric September 15, 2010

I went to a barbecue last weekend, and one of my friend’s there told me he was giving up sugar as a way to lose weight. With a somewhat sheepish grin on his face,

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Q&A: Selecting a gym and personal trainer

Q&A: Selecting a gym and personal trainer

Eric September 2, 2010

We got a lot of good questions this week! Be sure to keep them coming! Send your questions, comments, and feedback to us at thehotbodsquad@gmail.com. Q- I haven’t ever stepped foot inside of a gym.

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