Archive for March, 2011

Introducing the Project Swole Forums

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Allow me to direct your attention to the Project Swole Forums. Build muscle and lose fat by sharing your training secrets, diet strategies, progress updates, and supplement reviews; or discuss anything remotely related to health and fitness.

Visit the Swole Forums at forum.projectswole.com

Fitness ForumThis will be a great way for me and all you Swole readers to talk about health and fitness topics that I just don’t have time to write individual posts about. There is also an area for posting progress pics, workout routines, or anything else you can come up with to show off your goods. My only request is this: let’s not make it a sausage fest on the pics forum… if you guys are going to post progress pics, can we please get some ladies to pose and post once a in while?

Down with the Swole Contact Form!

I want to transition from using the Swole contact form to the Swole Forums, for asking questions about health and fitness. Lord knows I get way too many e-mails on a daily basis, and I just can’t keep up with them.

The Swole contact form can still be used to ask questions about advertising, guest posts, or anything extremely private, but again I can’t guarantee a timely response.

Forum Moderators Needed

Months ago I posted about the upcoming forums and had several volunteers to help moderate. Well, now that the forums are actually up and running, I will need some moderators. So, anyone who has a couple hours a week to help answer questions and/or keep the forums clean of spam and trolls, I need YOU!

Unfortunately this is 100% volunteer work. I won’t be able to pay you for your help, but you will get a ton of kudos and I’ll help promote any projects you have going on. Leave a comment on this post to volunteer, and let me know if you have any relevant experience with moderating forums, developing websites, personal training, health topics, or nutrition advice.

That’s it! Let’s get the forums rockin’ ASAP and we’ll really have a sweet community going on at Project Swole.

Visit the Swole Forums at forum.projectswole.com

I’m also going to link to the forums up on the top menu, so you don’t have to bookmark it if you don’t want. 😉

By the way, even if you registered with the blog, you’ll still have to re-register at the forums. I’m not about to try to code a bridge between phpBB and WordPress, sorry.

The Best Low Carb Diet Beer

Monday, March 21st, 2011
Want Beer
Want Beer?

Today we’re going to depart a little bit from perfect health and spot-on nutrition. I’d like to take a minute to discuss beer.

Beer is good. It is a man’s drink. Arnold reportedly devoured several pints of beer and whole chickens after grueling squat workouts. I’m not saying that’s how he won any of his trophies or awards, because it’s not. I can almost guarantee you Arnold didn’t touch alcohol during his contest prep.

However if you are not competing or scheduled to compete, then I have to ask you: What is the harm in having a beer or two with dinner a couple times a week?

Everything in moderation. Here are my favorite low carb, low calorie, “diet” beers.

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Resveratrol Supplements for Anti Aging and Weight Loss

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Resveratrol Supplements

The Resveratrol Supplements Review

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What is Resveratrol?

Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant that is found in the skin of certain plants such as red grapes, raspberries, mulberries, blueberries, cranberries and red wine.

It is called a ‘phytoalexin’ because plants naturally produce this antibiotic agent to fight against bacteria and fungi caused by the environmental stress and the severe of weather conditions.

Resveratrol can also be found in peanuts, certain pine trees and knotweed. It has numerous health benefits, promotes a healthy longer life to consumers, and is free from unwanted side effects.

The downside? Until now resveratrol has only been available as a component of red wine, but no longer! Resveratrol supplements now offer us a concentrated dose of resveratrol without the calories.
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P90X Male Weight Loss Testimonials

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Order P90XWith so many at-home cookie-cutter workout routines out there, I figured it would be a great idea to discuss one of the best: P90X. After all, P90X is pretty cheap compared to paying a gym membership and hiring a personal trainer.

Will P90X turn you into a bodybuilder, a powerlifter, an Olympic gymnast, a marathon runner, or a sport-specific athlete? Oh, hell no!

Could P90X possibly get you in the best shape of your life with a minimal initial investment? Could P90X strengthen your body, improve your cardiovascular fitness, help heal nagging injuries, and dial in your 6-pack abs for summer? Oh, hell yes!

Click here to check out all of the Project Swole P90X articles, tips, tricks, hints, and reviews.

P90X Has Transformed These Five Men

Dale Bramall, Altaf Rahamatulla, Kellend Brookover, Nick Baker, and Derek Wheatley all have written testimonials about their motivation for and their journey using P90X workout DVD and their full weight loss program, which is a 90 day program with an exercise DVD, training in how to portion foods, which foods to choose, and a coaching system that has worked very well for all five of these men.

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Staying Motivated to Lose Weight with P90X

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Order P90XWith so many at-home cookie-cutter workout routines out there, I figured it would be a great idea to discuss one of the best: P90X. After all, P90X is pretty cheap compared to paying a gym membership and hiring a personal trainer.

Will P90X turn you into a bodybuilder, a powerlifter, an Olympic gymnast, a marathon runner, or a sport-specific athlete? Oh, hell no!

Could P90X possibly get you in the best shape of your life with a minimal initial investment? Could P90X strengthen your body, improve your cardiovascular fitness, help heal nagging injuries, and dial in your 6-pack abs for summer? Oh, hell yes!

Click here to check out all of the Project Swole P90X articles, tips, tricks, hints, and reviews.

How to Lose Weight with P90X

PX90 suggests that a ninety-day weight loss regime jumped into with both feet will start you on your weight loss journey. The program implies that shocking yourself with the first 30 days of their system will get your metabolism going, and because of the results you see, you will be gung-ho for the rest of their ninety-day program.

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I Have 10 More Copies of Jillian Michaels DVD Ripped in 30 to Give Away

Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30
Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30

If you don’t know, well now ya know!

Bad news first

The sixth copy of the new Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 DVD that I had planned on giving away to a lucky Project Swole reader had gone missing. It was recently found to have been destroyed by a dog. It is not salvageable and will never be given away.

Now the good news

The publishing company has sent me 10… count them TEN… more Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 DVDs to give away for FREE.

Therefore, for the next 10 weeks I am going to give away one copy of the DVD every Monday night, starting on 3/14/11.

You can find the original post with all the qualifying instructions here:

Jillian Michaels DVD Ripped in 30 Giveaway

It is very easy to qualify… over 30 people have qualified to date. Just check out that post at the link above and follow the instructions.

I’m closing the comments on this post because I don’t want any activity here. Whatever you have to say or ask about the FREE DVD, please submit a comment at the original post.

Thanks for playing!

30 Chocolate Shakeology Protein Shake Recipes

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Chocolate Shakeology Recipes

Shakeology

Need high quality protein powder?

Need meal replacement shakes?

Check out Chocolate flavored Shakeology – it is more than just an average protein shake!

  • Made primarily from whole-food ingredients, Chocolate Shakeology is designed to optimize your intake of vital daily nutrients, which helps your body to more efficiently burn stored fat, and decreases your appetite.
  • More than 20 different antioxidants and phytonutrients help to reduce the damage cause by free radicals. Damage that can lead to heart attacks, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease.
  • Probiotics, prebiotics, and fiber contribute valuable digestive enzymes that help your body to efficiently eliminate toxins and improve the absorption of important nutrients.
  • Based on my own experience, you can mix Chocolate Shakeology with cold water for an awesome chocolate protein shake. It’s WAY better than chocolate whey protein mixed with water, which is nearly unbearable.

Click here to order or learn more about Chocolate Shakeology or switch to Greenberry Shakeology recipes.

If you are looking for a pure whey protein powder, check out Optimum Nutrition. Optimum Nutrition protein powder comes in about 20 different flavors, and is available in 1 lb, 2 lb, 5 lb, and 10 lb containers.

Click here to order or learn more about Optimum Nutrition.

If you decide to go with Optimum Nutrition protein powder and need some alternative recipes, read about the other 107 protein shake recipes. But for now, let’s take a look at some Chocolate Shakeology recipes.

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What is the P90X Home Workout System?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Order P90XWith so many at-home cookie-cutter workout routines out there, I figured it would be a great idea to discuss one of the best: P90X. After all, P90X is pretty cheap compared to paying a gym membership and hiring a personal trainer.

Will P90X turn you into a bodybuilder, a powerlifter, an Olympic gymnast, a marathon runner, or a sport-specific athlete? Oh, hell no!

Could P90X possibly get you in the best shape of your life with a minimal initial investment? Could P90X strengthen your body, improve your cardiovascular fitness, help heal nagging injuries, and dial in your 6-pack abs for summer? Oh, hell yes!

Click here to check out all of the Project Swole P90X articles, tips, tricks, hints, and reviews.

What is P90X?

You may already of heard of P90X (other names: Power 90X, X90 Workout, and PX90) either by way of TV and radio commercials or word of mouth. And you may be intrigued by the numerous reports of success enjoyed by people who have shed unwanted pounds, and by the images of people who have used the P90X program to work their way to a toned and attractive physique.

The collection of articles I will be presenting delves into the potential of the P90X program and whatit has to offer you as an individual. I consider it my job to provide sufficient information in this series to answer any and all questions you might have about P90X.
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Extra Workouts Part 1: Neural Activation Training

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Extra Workouts Part 1 – Neural Activation Training

Today I am going to unleash your next greatest training tool.

First we are going to talk about training frequency and extra workouts, then I will get into something I call Neural Activation Training, which you can use upwards of 2-3 times a day in addition to your regular workout routine. This type of training won’t induce overtraining and can help you develop speed and power like you’ve never had before, which leads to increased strength and size. Neural Activation Training also just happens to increase fat loss.

*** Do I have your attention? ***

Good! Read on.

Extra Workouts

If you want to know about adding extra workouts to your routine, you are on the right track. If you don’t know what an extra workout is, which many of you don’t judging by my recent poll, then this is the place to learn.

For some time now I have written about using extra workouts to increase training frequency, and the benefits of increased training frequency over time. When I say increased training frequency, I don’t mean increased volume in a single 60 minute workout. I mean putting varying types of stress on every muscle group as frequently as possible, such that the target muscle group can still optimally recover. Volume is increased over time, but frequency is maximized.

I referenced increased training frequency in my Werewolf Training routines and in my Fat Loss for Men & Fat Loss for Women routines. In fact, I base most of my workout routines around increased training frequency at this point because I know how effective it is.

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At What Age Did You Start Exercising and Why?

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

This post was written back in 2008, but the poll didn’t get many votes and the post didn’t get any comments. Now that Project Swole has much more traffic and somewhat of a loyal community, I went and rewrote some of this piece and I’m re-posting it today so that we can get more comments and votes. I think it will be an interesting study into the training background of most Swole readers.

When and why did you first learn about exercising?

Question of the Week

We all know how beneficial exercise is to maintaining a healthy body. Kids don’t usually know this and teenagers don’t usually care. Typically it is up to parents and schools to educate kids about exercise and nutrition, ’cause quite frankly they aren’t very likely to do it themselves.

I learned about exercising in junior high school when some of my friends started curling and bench pressing to build the “show muscles” for the girls. I even did some curling and bench pressing myself, but not more than a couple times a week, and I didn’t build any significant muscle mass. My real education in weight training came in high school… I’ll talk about that more below.

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