Archive for June, 2012
Thousands of pounds worth of top-quality gymnasium equipment from around the country is to go under the hammer in what is described as a spectacular auction in Scunthorpe next Tuesday (July 3).
The equipment – ranging across everything from rowing machines and exercise cycles to treadmills and cross trainers – has been sent for disposal from fitness clubs based all over the UK.
Paul Cooper, of auctioneers CJM Asset Management, said: “The leading national fitness chains have a policy of replacing all of their equipment on an automatic three-year cycle, regardless of the fact that machines may well be in pristine condition. It is simply an image thing. To attract new members they want everything to look brand new.”
“This auction does present an opportunity for both the public and independent operators in the fitness business to pick up expensive, top notch, commercial quality equipment that might otherwise be beyond their budgets.”
“The online auction extends to more than 80 machines, both cardiac and resistance equipment, including rowers, treadmills, exercise cycles, cable cross overs, cross trainers, tread climbers, Olympic benches, strength machines and dumbbells.”
“At auction equipment in good condition tends to make just a fraction of its new cost. Given that some of this kit can cost three or four thousand pounds a time, there are huge savings to be made.”
“As well as individual fitness enthusiasts, the auction will attract interest from independent gym operators and hotels – for their fitness suites – around the country.”
Details of the lots are available on www.cjmauctioneers.co.uk
There is to be a viewing session at the firm’s auction centre on Dunlop Way in Scunthorpe on Monday, from 9am to 5pm.
The online auction via the Bidspotter platform – www.bidspotter.co.uk – is scheduled to close at 4pm next Tuesday.
The study, conducted on mice, found that this newly discovered hormone produced by exercise converts white fat cells — which store fat — into (good) “brown fat cells” — which burn fat and continue burning calories even after exercise. In addition, the study found that Irisin helps prevent or overcome the insulin resistance that is associated with diabetes.
“Our muscle cells need a source of energy when they exercise,” Dr. Anthony Komaroff, a professor at Harvard Medical School, explained to the editors of the Harvard Health Letter. “Muscles get that energy by burning fat and sugar brought to them by the blood. That’s been known for nearly a century. However, it’s not the whole story.”
“Irisin travels throughout the body in the blood, and alters fat cells,” Dr. Komaroff explained. “Body fat is stored inside fat cells. Most of these fat cells are called white fat cells, and their function is to store fat.”
“Brown fat cells don’t store fat: they burn fat. If your goal is to lose weight, you want to increase the number of your brown fat cells and to decrease your white fat cells,” said Dr. Komaroff.
The new study showed that “Irisin does that, at least in mice,” the Harvard Health Letter reports. “And those newly-created brown fat cells keep burning calories after exercise is over. But it gets better,” says the Harvard Health Letter. “In addition to its effect in creating brown fat cells, [Irisin] also helps prevent or overcome insulin resistance, which leads to type 2 diabetes,” the Harvard Health Letter states.
“Although Dr. Spiegelman did his studies in mice, he found that humans have irisin, too. While not yet proven, it is very likely that irisin has similar effects in humans,” according to the Harvard Health Letter.
“[T]he discovery of irisin also could have some very practical and beneficial applications,” Dr. Komaroff told the Harvard Health editors. “Theoretically, irisin could become a treatment to help us maintain a healthy body weight and reduce the risk of diabetes,” Dr. Komaroff said.
The Study: Background, Methodology and Findings
“There has been a feeling in the field that exercise ‘talks to’ various tissues in the body,” Senior author of the Harvard study, Dr Bruce Spiegelman, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and also professor of cell biology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, told the Harvard Gazette. “But the question has been, how?”
In examining the effect of exercise on a key “master metabolic regulator gene called PGC1-alpha,” which Dr. Spiegelman’s team had identified in previous work, they discovered that in fact exercise appears to produce a new hormone in the outer membranes of muscle cells.
Dr. Spiegelman’s team “named [this newly discovered hormone produced by exercise] “irisin,” after the Greek messenger goddess, and believe it is a promising candidate for developing drugs to treat diabetes, obesity and maybe even cancer,” Medical News Today reported.
For this study, the researchers used lab cultures to analyze the effects of irisin on white fat tissue in mice. Deposits of white fat tissue beneath the skin store excess calories, and produce obesity.
With exercise, levels of irisin in the muscles go up, the researchers found, and this activates a gene that triggers conversion of white fat cells into “good” brown fat cells.
The researchers injected small amounts of irisin into sedentary mice that were obese and pre-diabetic, and found that this mimicked the effect of exercise. The number of white fat cells decreased while the number of brown fat cells increased, and the energy expenditure of the mice increased, even “with no changes in movement or food intake,” the researchers found.
The study authors explained that brown fat, whether produced by exercise or by an injection of irisen, burns off excess calories stored in white fat. And, when produced by exercise, continues to burn white fat, even after exercise.
The researchers also found that, in addition to triggering the conversion of white fat into brown fat, irisin also improved glucose tolerance in mice that were fed a high-fat diet.
“Improved glucose tolerance is a key indicator of metabolic health, and the better a person’s metabolic health, the lower their risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes,” Medical News Today reported.
The mice developed this improved glucose tolerance within only 10 days after treatment, and they also lost a small amount of weight.
Dr. Spiegelman told Medical News Today that he believes the effect could have been greater if the treatment had lasted longer.
The discovery of Irisin “is an important first step in understanding the biological mechanisms that translate physical exercise into beneficial changes throughout the body, both in healthy people and in preventing or treating disease,” Dr. Spiegelman said in the Harvard Gazette.
“The discovery won’t allow people to skip the gym and build muscles by taking irisin supplements, Spiegelman cautioned, because the hormone doesn’t appear to make muscles stronger. Experiments showed that irisin levels increase as a result of repeated bouts of prolonged exercise, but not during short-term muscle activity.”
However, according to the Harvard Gazette, the researchers say that Irisin, which serves as a chemical messenger, is a highly promising candidate for development as a new drug, which could provide a novel treatment for diabetes, obesity, and perhaps other disorders, including cancer.
“[O]ther medicines with a similar promise have come and gone. However, irisin is not an unnatural pharmaceutical. Rather, it’s part of our natural body chemistry,” the June Harvard Health Letter points out. “That may make it more potent and less likely to have adverse effects. So there is justifiable excitement about the discovery of irisin, and about the speed with which science is discovering the chemistry of exercise, appetite, metabolic rate and body weight.”
“The last thing in the world we’re trying to do is substitute for diet and exercise,” Dr. Spiegelman said in a report by CommonHealth, a publication of wbur, Boston’s NPR news station. “But first of all, there are many people who can’t exercise, whether because of paralysis or age or illness, he said. Work on irisin could potentially help them.”
“Second, yes, everybody should exercise and eat right but they don’t,” Dr. Spiegelman pointed out. “Obesity and diabetes are worldwide epidemics costing untold billions. If irisin proves able to help fight them, it could benefit all of us,” he said.
According to the Harvard Gazette, the irisin discovery has been licensed by Dana-Farber exclusively to Ember Therapeutics for drug development. Ember is a Boston-based startup co-founded by Dr. Spiegelman and scientists at the Harvard-affiliated Joslin Diabetes Center and the Scripps Research Institute in Florida.
But, “We don’t have to wait for a magic potion,” says Dr. Komaroff in the Harvard Health Letter. “We already have a proven treatment that profoundly protects our health: exercise.”
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Hypertrophy Max Review For Vince Delmonte and Ben Pakulski’s monthly muscle building program readies to close on Friday along with the bonus package.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
Hypertrophy Max reviews of Vince Delmonte and Ben Pakulski’s new workout program have flooded the Internet. The monthly muscle building will close its doors at midnight Friday and will not open for another 6 months. Guys that are looking to build more muscle and gain strength are rushing to purchase the program because of the name your own price plan plus the bonus package.
To get access to the program one can visit the official site here.
A closer Hypertrophy Max review shows that Vince and Ben are making offers that are not seen anywhere else in the muscle building or fitness industry. They are allowing people to choose the price they want to pay for the first month of the program. Included with that is a 24 page physical newsletter containing workouts, nutrition and supplement tips, and more, 4 DVDs with more content, 90 minute coaching calls, and a private members area, all delievered each month.
As a Hypertrophy Max bonus, the WBFF Fitness pro Vince Delmonte and IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Ben Pakulski are offering free 12-Month All-Access Pass To Live Large TV. This is a weekly show that contains ever more muscle building advice including workouts, question and answer, nutrition tips, plus many more bonuses. Obviously it is only available until midnight Friday.
A reviewer from http://HypertrophyMax.org says, “With all the material that Ben and Vince have included with this muscle building program it almost makes investing in it a no brainer. Workouts, diets, calls and much more. And the price couldn’t be any better! Name your own price and for those who are even more scared they are still offering a money back guarantee. I’d hurry cause the offer ends tonight.”
For those guys and gals who are looking to buy the program and get the bonuses before it closes tonight should go here now.
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When Levittown native Matt Acton began weight training as a junior in high school, he never imagined it would lead to a full-blown career.
Acton traveled to New Orleans this past weekend to compete in the Greater Gulf States Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini and Physique Championship where he took third place overall. In the last year, Acton has competed in several major contests across the country that helped prepare him for the trip to New Orleans.
“I trained a little differently for this show in New Orleans because I was told to put on a little size from my critique in the Orlando Europa,” said Acton, a ’06 graduate of Island Trees High School. “I toned down my cardio intensity, repartitioned more carbohydrates and lifted in a hypertrophy range of eight to 12 reps with power movements.”
“Considering I only had three weeks time to prepare, I reevaluated my carb load,” he added. “With the execution of these two plans, I definitely appeared bigger and slightly leaner than the last show.”
Though health and fitness is what his life is based around now, Acton said it started as a simple hobby with high school friends. He fell in love from the start and slowly immersed himself in training and bioscience.
“I have always been involved in fitness but I decided to make this a lifestyle when I started training for my first show in 2008,” Acton explained. “My friend, Matt Gelormino, had just competed the year before and pushed me. I applied my learnings to the human body in my performance and aesthetics. I embarked on a great journey of finding myself.”
While running a gym and going to school, Acton’s routine consisted of sleep, weight training, class and studying.
“I had a lot of alone time and a lot of time to think,” he said. “With extreme focus on my goals, I was able to do extremely well in school that semester and place second in my first natural bodybuilding competition, but the greatest goal of all was the ability to bring that knowledge with me.”
From there, Acton was scouted as a fitness model and began training even harder to remain in constant shape for photo shoots and time on the stage. With time, he was professionally signed to Red NYC for fashion work while modeling for various fitness campaigns.
“Over the past few years, I have learned that knowledge and hard work are key,” said Acton. “You need to be persistent and believe in yourself. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told ‘no,’ but the only thing that stayed the same was the belief in myself. I’m having fun with all that I do, but it is still work at the end of the day.”
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We first caught a glimpse of the incredible human Whack-a-Mole style training device designed by Nexersys when Matt Serra took us on a tour of Chael Sonnen’s house in between trips to the deli to get some nice gabagool. Chael could not speak highly enough of the revolutionary piece of equipment, so much so that he recently decided to appear in an ad for the product. Sort of.
Basically, the “ad” is nothing more than the “Oregon Gangster” riffing on prison politics and how awesome he is for just under a minute. He not once mentions the product at hand, or even how it works, but that kind of frivolous information is best left for the puny-brained weaklings who think that a few push-ups a day will transform them into the next Ultimate Fighter. So goes the reasoning of Chael P. Sonnen.
As you can tell, the Nexersys device is basically a high-tech version of the Bas Rutten Body Action System, proving once and for all that every genius idea to come along in the history of the sport stems from “El Guapo.” In a way, Rutten is kind of like the Kevin Bacon of MMA. And given Sonnen’s history of “borrowing” ideas from legends of their respective sports, it’s not exactly shocking to see him endorsing a product that was half-stolen from one of the greats. On the other hand, we do appreciate Sonnen’s “Cullman Liquidation” style approach to selling the product, which is undoubtedly the greatest marketing technique of the modern era.
An exercise plan that focuses on increasing levels of growth hormones and testosterone may not help you gain more muscle strength, says new research.
It is commonly believed that these exercise-related growth hormones help in muscle building, but two new studies now say that this is not true.
How to get six pack abs has been a mystery to men for a long time and finally it’s uncovered. Discussed are common myths and facts about how to achieve the best results with six pack abs workout routines. All is revealed on QuickMuscleBuildingTips.com
Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
Six pack abs workout routines are so popular- that’s because most men want that chiseled abdomen to represent their fitness and strength. Having a six pack can signal a high level of physical fitness and strength- an idea only promoted in movies and on TV. The idea may seem simple, but it is important that the person knows what’s true, and what’s not when it comes to achieving the goal of six pack abs. It is for these reasons that http://QuickMuscleBuildingTips.com has posted information and videos on how to get six pack abs.
Weight lifting alone is not enough to get the results of a cut abdomen; while other people try to use cardio to flatten their stomach and make their muscles pop. Building up the abdominal muscle group requires a combination of things- and a well-rounded fitness routine.
Stan from Quick Muscle Building Tips recommends those who want six pack abs to try this program.
At the beginning of one’s journey to six pack abs, they must assess their current physical state. Someone who is overweight, or has a lot of midsection fat is going to need to address that issue as well- if the muscles are covered by fat, then exercising is done in vain.
Starting a cardio program to lose excess weight is essential to trim down on body fat, but should be used in combination with strength training. Many people are often fooled by the timeline of the effective of six pack abs workouts, but with the proper diet plan, and exercise regime, results can be seen soon. The abdominal muscles are just like any other muscle group, they need to be used, fed, and conditioned to grow.
Stan’s QuickMuscleBuildingTips.com has the full scoop on what many people do wrong when trying to build six pack abs, and how to go about the right way for success. The site also has information on the best muscle building exercises, routines, tips, and products.
For those who are looking to build more muscle and to lean down, Stan has put together a special report called “Gain 10lbs of Muscle in 30 Days.” To get access one can go here: http://quickmusclebuildingtips.com/get-free-report
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