Archive for April, 2009

What is Swine Flu? and 29 Other Swine Flu FAQs

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Cute Pig
Could this piggy kill you?

The current Swine Flu fears are both justified and overrated.

The fears are justified because of the 7-8% death rate in Mexico of a contagious disease, for which we currently have no direct vaccine.

The fears are overrated because that death rate seems only to apply to Mexico, and the virus itself does not seem to be replicating uncontrollably throughout the world.

Currently the status of the disease warrants Mexican quarantine, worldwide concern, but not yet worldwide panic.

Hopefully this document will allay some of your fears and answer some of your questions about Swine Flu.


The Resveratrol Diet

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Recent studies say that resveratrol may counter diabetes and insulin resistance, two well-known culprits of obesity.

Some studies have recently reported that the supplement resveratrol, most commonly found in red grapes and wine, aids in preventing and treating obesity. In fact, consuming a full wine bottle’s worth of resveratrol reportedly has the same effect as being on a reduced calorie diet. Of course the calories in wine offset that particular effect. =)

Let’s examine how and why we can use resveratrol to help us lose weight.


NSAIDs Are Pain, Brain, and Muscle Growth Killers

Monday, April 27th, 2009
Neck Pain
Neck Pain

You lifted really heavy yesterday, you took your post workout amino acids and fish oil, but you are still really sore.

How do you treat the pain?

One possible answer is that you might toss back some NSAIDs like aspirin, naproxen, or ibuprofen. Unfortunately we are now finding out that NSAIDs might not be the best choice when it comes to dementia or muscle growth.

This post might change your mind about popping aspirin after a particularly grueling workout.


Why Women Need Muscles

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

This article is written by Kat Sanders, who regularly blogs on the topic of online surgical technician school at her blog iScrub. She welcomes your comments and questions at her email address:

Weightlifting Girl
Weightlifting Girl

Why Women Need Muscles

There was a time when women were referred to as the weaker sex, but not anymore. While the feminists are doing all they can to prove that anything a man can do, a woman can do better, the women who are endowed with common sense are going ahead and putting their money where their mouth is by doing what’s good for them – training with weights and building their muscle mass even as they go in for regular cardio workouts.

Strength training is no longer a man’s world, and women are building muscles for reasons that vary from good health to looking good. And if you’re a woman who’s reading this and shaking your head that you’re never going to be seen with weights around you, read on to see why you must work on increasing your muscle mass:


ZMA for Deep Sleep, Muscle Gain, and Fat Loss

Monday, April 20th, 2009
Dr. John Berardi
John Berardi

Since the late 1990’s Dr. John Berardi has published 8 scientific abstracts; 15 scientific papers and textbook chapters; presented at nearly 50 scientific, exercise, and nutrition related conferences; and published countless articles online.

His first articles at Testosterone Magazine so many years ago, provided me with the basis for everything I know about nutrition today. Now I will turn some of that knowledge over to you in the form of Nutrition Tips written by Dr. Berardi himself.

Today’s Topic – ZMA for Deep Sleep


Woman Knocks 20 Years Off Her Appearance With Diet and Surgery

Friday, April 17th, 2009
Mom and Daughter
Mom and Daughter

I found this article today about a woman who started dieting and went under the knife in an attempt to look more like her daughter.

Fifty year old Janet Cunliffe started dieting and spent tens of thousands of dollars to look more like her 28 year old daughter. Honestly if I looked like she did pre-surgery and had the resources to look like she does now, I would diet and get the surgery too. (If I were a chick.)

Self-image issues always come back to celebrities. The pressure by Hollywood and the media to look young, slender, sleek, and sexy.

I find this to be more disturbing for teenage girls who feel the pressure to be something other than who they are, although it is a bit different for a mature, experienced 50 year old Mom who just wants to turn back the clock.


Deep Dish Protein Pizza Quiche

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

How to Make Deep Dish Protein Pizza Quiche

Pizza Quiche
Pizza Quiche

Pizza quiche fortified with protein.

How can you go wrong?

Pizza is so good. I don’t care who you are or what kind of diet you are on, right now you want to eat pizza. I do too. That’s why I am showing you today, a super-tight recipe for protein fortified deep dish pizza quiche.

There is a ton of protein in this recipe and quite a bit of fat if you choose to use the original ingredients. I have suggested ways to eliminate fat by substituting lower fat versions of cream (milk), eggs, cream cheese, and cheese. You can use the full fat versions for a fattier, tastier, greasier pizza quiche.

You are encouraged to experiment with toppings as well. Meat and vegetables are great toppings for pizza quiche!


MovNat Gets You Out of the Human Zoo and Back Into the Jungle

Monday, April 13th, 2009
Erwan Le Corre
Erwan Le Corre

I recently read a couple articles about a type of training called MovNat, derived from something called Methode Naturelle. As a training philosophy based on functionality, I found it to be a breath of fresh air.

This, along with some of the principles of CrossFit, odd object training, and strongman training, comprise the recent direction of my training focus. I still primarily lift weights, but this is the type of fitness that is really starting to interest me.

Being able to jump, climb, throw, run, defend, lift, and swim, really makes you feel good about yourself, and this type of functional training is what MovNat is all about.


Zola Acai Juice Free Product Giveaway

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Acai Berries
Acai Berries

It’s Project Swole’s second ever product giveaway!

Note: This contest is now over. To read more about my Zola Acai Juice products reviews, go here: Zola Acai Juice

If you play your cards right you can win good stuff:

  • 3 bottles of Zola acai juice
  • 4 bottles of Zola acai smoothies
  • one acai seed bracelet
  • one Zola t-shirt

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Core Training with Sandbags

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
Josh Henkin

Josh Henkin is owner of Sandbag Fitness Systems, and the creator of the Ultimate Sandbag. Josh is a graduate of Arizona State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science/Physical Education.

Josh is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist, certified club coach with USA weightlifting, and certified Russian kettlebell instructor and a certified corrective high performance exercise kinesiologist. Coach Henkin is well known nationally as an expert in fitness and sports performance training and has been invited to appear at national conferences and write for numerous fitness magazines.

Core Training With Sandbags

Abs, six pack, ripped wash board!

Got your attention?