by Princess Harris, Sports Model, Fitness Consultant
So many people find it hard to lose those “love handles” or what we all know as belly Fat. Just like losing weight or building muscle it takes hard work, dedication, and commitment. the first thing one needs to remember when trying to lose belly fat is to avoid eating late at night. This is a problem because after a late night snack there isn’t much activity afterwords and most people go to bed – which will cause high sugar levels in the blood stream and not much energy spent after that – And a fluctuations in blood sugar causes an increase in ones appetite that will simply turn into belly fat.
Rid yourself of Sugar/Saturated Fat and Junk food
Like they say, “you are what you eat,” so don’t eat junk. The problem with junk food and sugar is that its considered to be the greatestcause of belly fat. The best way to wing yourself off of junk is to not buy it or keep it in your House. This is true because if you do not have these bad food lying around, you will not think about it and after sometime the habits will be broken.
Identify the Good Carbs/Bad Carbs
While the consumption of carbohydrate is essential – Refined flours created by foods such as white bread, cakes, and pasta should be avoided. Instead, incorporate good carbs such as, vegetables and fresh fruit. Other good carbs that should be incorporated and are beneficial to ones diet are oats, brown rice, sweet potatoes. However, a dieter that consumes most of their carbs from fruits and vegetables as opposed to refined flours are usually healthier.
Exercise/Exercise/Exercise/Exercise which is essential to burning belly fat. While some people don’t work out at all – some may workout 1 or 2 days per week and feel as if that is sufficient enough to reach a balanced health and fit lifestyle. The truth is – you should be exercising at least 5-7 times per week.This does not have to be done in a fitness center or gym- a sprint or a walk makes no difference, so long as you do the work. The key is to find a physical activity that you love and do it. In a later article I will discuss exercises that works best for targeted areas but for now the main thing to remember is that there is no single good exercise to lose your belly fat – what I find to be most important is that you exercise on a regular basis and try to burn as many calories as you can.
The Burpee similar to ‘Squat Thrusts’, is an all conditioning exercise that focuses on all major parts of the male and female physique…the Shoulder, Pecs/Chest area, Abdominals, Glutes, Hamstrings, Calves and it is an overall Cardiovascular workout and good for the heart.
According to the Wikipedia , ‘The exercise was named in the 1930s for American physiologist Royal H. Burpee, who developed the Burpee test. He earned a PhD in Applied Physiology from Columbia University in 1940 and created the “Burpee” exercise as part of his PhD thesis as a quick and simple way to assess fitness.The exercise was popularized when the United States Armed Services adopted it as a way to assess the fitness level of recruits when the US entered WWII. Consisting of a series of the exercises performed in rapid succession, the test was meant to be a quick measure of agility, coordination and strength.’
In my research on this ‘Celeb’ workout, many seem most excited about the fact that you can do it anywhere, yet get major results, many sharing their love-hate relatiosnhip with the exercise:) Gentlemen, according to many fitness experts, the Burpee is the most effective exercise for men to achieve that overall ‘masculine’physique… Do your own research, then try it and share if you think it works.
Ladies imagine how quicker we can get tight with this…being the beast I am…Im about to try it then stop or slow down if I start seeing more than the desired ‘feminine’ results, haha..Its Summertime, lets start burpeeeing….
Below are varied demos of Burpee, choose which one works for you:
Warning: Video below has Graphic lyrics in background Music
For those who may not be the best at coordination (lol), I also found a ‘beginner’s burpee’ video to get you prepared for the regular burpee. See below:
by Natalie Monique
May sound crazy, as CJ Senter may only be 12 years old, but be assured this kid has some serious business going on. One of the youngest fitness coaches around, but possessing the drive of any grown folk, truly passionate about fitness.
The well-sculpted tween, has the body of an experienced workout guru and the determination and energy to go with his well cut, ‘physique’.
Yahoo Sports spoke with his Dad, Carlos Senter who say he is constantly in shock at his son’s abilities. He went on to highlight the fact that he climbed out of his crib at the tender age of seven months old. He already has a workout video, which his father told sources, is being demanded so much, he had to hire a PR, has his own website, workoutkid.com and little CJ also teaches a class in his hometown in Georgia.
Young CJ is also an avid football player and Yahoo says he actually gained this deep love for working out, one day after his football coach sent the team home and told them to do some exercising. He saw a P90X informercial and the rest is history…
CJ’s father told Yahoo: ‘He doesn’t really eat candy…I have no idea why.‘ “This kid will score a touchdown, take the football to the ref and act like nothing ever happened…” He has already been named MVP for the state of Georgia in an Under 8 tournament and represented in an Under 10, at the age of nine. CJ’s aim is to become an NFL player.
The aim of the workout DVD is to keep kids in shape, but I must add, adults should not have an excuse either seeing this kid’s dedication, lol..check out little Coach CJ in action below:
Read about another young star athlete, 9 year old Dominican-American Jaffi Alexis.
Now this is WELL deserved!! Congratulations to Jamaican professional Coach Glen Mills, now Dr. Glen Mills on receiving his honorary Doctorate.
Earlier today, posted on Jamaican athlete, Warren Weir’s Facebook page, was an Instagram photo (above) of himself, with teammates Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake proudly supporting their Coach, Glen Mills, at the Awards Ceremony, held in Kingston Jamaica.
The caption stating, ‘Coach Mills at a ceremony where he was conferred his honarary Doctorate. He deserves it. Congratulations’
He sure does!! Mills coaches top Jamaican sprinters, Bolt, Blake and Weir..three athletes who did superbly well at the recent Olympics held in London. Not to mention his ongoing success witht he world’s fastest man, Usian Bolt.
Congratulations Dr. Mills..the man behind the mission!!!!
Jamaican Olympic Gold Medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce brought her bubbly, island spice to BET’s 106 and Park. She spoke of her experience being a World Champion and her 2012 Olympic experience in general.
Oh, recently, it was rumored that 106 and Park, BET’s staple show was coming to an end after 12 years..hmm, well this is what the network had to say:)
BET’s President, Stephen G Hill was also asked on Twitter if the rumor was true, he responded, ‘No its not. Not even close!”
Love this!! Shelly-Ann taking her island home Jamaica and the Caribbean to the world….
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