Thursday, October 11, 2012

An Apple a Day

Do you like apples?  How about FREE apples?  If you have an Earth Fare in your area, you can get a free pound of organic apples with any $10 purchase:

When you eat your free organic apples, make sure you eat the skin.  Did you know that the ursolic acid found in the apple skin helps prevent muscle atrophy and actually promotes muscle growth?  They also help with a whole other slew of problems.  Check out the link below if you want to read what else they can do for you:
Here is what you will look like if you eat your apple skins:
(results not guaranteed ;)

Guess what else helps with muscle growth...weight training!
Do you have a favorite body part to train?  I go through phases where I prefer training one area over another.  Right now I'm loving back exercises, but for the longest, I was shoulder crazy! So, in honor of my shoulder training fetish, here is a great should series:
Once you get through these 4 exercises once, do 15 reverse lunges, alternating legs.  This will keep your body warm and maximize your caloric burn while you workout (and allow your shoulders a little recovery period).  Repeat the shoulder exercises and reverse lunges again.  The number of times that you should repeat this circuit will depend on your current fitness level.  Listen to your body and if you have questions, let me know (or consult a trainer).  I am happy to provide photos demonstrating each exercise, so please don't hesitate to ask if you'd like to see that.


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