Today we're leaving behind our crazy eating habits and committing to working out on an almost daily basis. Now of course many of you are already hitting the gym 6 days a week, benching 350, walking around swole or lean (whichever you were going for), and you eat damn well for your fitness goals… well, if that's you then maybe you can go even harder during T.U.G's Fitness Challenge Spring 2011. Or even better than that, you can comment/tweet/facebook about your fitness goals, eating habits, and personal workout routines to help others with similar body types and goals.
So here's our T.U.G Fitness Challenge Breakdown again
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Summer's just around the corner, so you know what that means… More beach time, pool parties, weekend visits to the family lake house, just alot of "shirt-off, shorts on" lounging. And with all the shirtless lounging that's about to take place you know you gotta "work on your fitness". So for the next few weeks we've teamed up with CoolSculpting and LSU graduate/former athlete/up-and-coming fitness trainer Starvos to bring you a few health and exercise tips to help get you in that "300/Spartan" type shape… or we'll atleast help jumpstart the process.
CoolSculpting presents T.U.G Fitness Challenge
Each week for the next 3 weeks, we're going to…
1. Commit to one or more small fitness/health change
2. Maintain a daily routine of "quicky" morning calisthenics
3. Bring you focused weekly workouts to Lose Fat, Build Muscle, or Combo (lose fat and build muscle)
T.U.G's Fitness Challenge starts June 1st– so go ahead and order your last $4.99 20-piece nuggets from Mickey D's (McDonald's) because on Wednesday we're eating healthy, cutting fat, bulking up, and getting seriously fit for summer.
As stated above we teamed up with CoolSculpting by Zeltiq for the T.U.G Fitness Challenge. And while the challenge officially starts June 1st, we're going to give you the rundown on CoolSculpting now. Long-story short, it's a really unique, Harvard scientist created, "lunch-time" treatment that freezes away stubborn fat, or more specifically "fat cells". So basically, you "coolsculpt" after you've exercised hard, eaten healthy, and still can't seem to get rid of excess belly fat and love handles… which admittedly is a problem for many people. It's safe, patented, and 100% non-invasive (totally opposite of everything here.)
In celebration of their new launch and the Fitness Challenge, CoolSculpting has a pretty sweet sweepstakes going on. They're giving away 2 free CoolSculpting treatments ($1500 each), REI giftcards, Fitbit, various workout gear (weights, bands, pull-up bars, etc), Nike AirMax kicks, Men's Fitness subscriptions, and much much more. So be sure to enter, HERE.
Checkout more CoolSculpting details below, and check back in 1 day to get started on our T.U.G Fitness Challenge. CONTINUE READING MORE >>>
Guys, we gotta get greener, and the easier it can be done, the better. So of course that means seamlessly integrating it into our lifestyles. Well, here's two products that will make going green so much easier.
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We haven't been able to try it out yet because, well, we have to finish enjoying TWINLUXE and HIMistry, but EVOLUTIONMAN's review is coming within the next few weeks… matter fact we'll just update this one and let you know when we do. We're sure EVOLUTIONMAN will work quite well though, especially if both Patrick Dempsey AND LeBron James are using it.
I haven't been jogging in weeks now, but the last time I went I distinctively remember wishing I had a proper place to store my keys, well, this is it. SPORT+STORE is a lightweight sleek water bottle meant for both the versatility of style and function. You're able to store things in the bottom of the bottle. And it's not just for jogging, if you're about to play ball (or any other sport) you can put your cash and anything else that would have otherwise been in your pocket in there too. And unless your associates read The Urban Gent (they should) or keep up with this type stuff then they most likely won't even know you have items stashed in the bottom of your water bottle.
1. Best workout to get fit and in shape quickly?
2. Advice on how to integrate fitness into a busy schedule?
3. Foods that will aid in slimming down -and- foods that help when wanting to bulk up?
If you’re looking to gain mass: increase your lean protein intake– chicken breast baked (not fried)! Fish and turkey are great foods to increase and sustain muscle mass!
4. What are some of the benefits of your Special “Me & My Chair: The No Excuses Workout” workouts?
5. Let’s say an urban gentleman only has 10 minutes to workout per day, he wants to slim down a little and tone his muscles,what should he do?
Jump outta bed and do 30 push ups, 30 crunches, 30 sit ups, 30 squats, 30 lunges per leg! REPEAT until the 10 minutes are up! Watch what you eat.. that means make clean quality choices when eating! As your body gets use to this workout increase your reps and speed!
6. Top 5 singular workouts? Top 5 foods to eat?
Push ups, squats, sit ups, dips, pull ups!
Turkey, Oatmeal, Eggs, Chicken, Spinach!
7. Anything extra you want to add?
Drink water. Why? It flushes your body and reduces water retention by flushing the system continuously! Enjoy this spring and summer gentlemen, and “be better than yesterday”.
Celebrity Trainer Dolvett Quince
More about the Me & My Chair workout:
One of my friends has the hardest time getting up in the mornings, he noticed that I have alot of energy and wanted to know what my “secret” was– I told him there was no real secret, but I do have a few things I drink or take to make getting up less of a task…
– take Vitamin C each morning (taking the Gummy kind makes this really easy:-)
– take a Centrum Multi-Vitamin
– drink tea, green tea is usually best
– try your hardest to get 8 hours of sleep, obviously this is easier said than done
Bolthouse Farms has a series of drinks that I love- my favorites Berry Boost, Green Goodness, Perfectly Protein (Mocha Cappuccino), and C-Boost. Green Goodness is just a really healthy drink, good to just drink throughout the week. C-Boost is another drink that gives you a boost, it contains lots of Vitamin C. Perfectly Protein is packed with protein and is very tasty, but it’s not a good morning drink because it weighs you down some– it’s actually a good drink for guys before or after workouts since it has whey protein (helps you to gain healthy weight). The Bolthouse Farms drinks are usually found on the fruit/vegetable aisle, they’re all natural with no sugar added. And different stores will have different varieties, to see the complete list go to their website.
Also, alot of my friends and family use the following to maintain healthy energized lives:
– Garlic Supplements
– Omega 3
Check out the Health Corner for more information and to order these vitamins.
This morning routine has helped a few of my friends both male and female, so try it out. And feel free to give your advice on overcoming “morning grogginess”.