Banish Pain Permanently: Correct Your Alignment

After being in a wheelchair for almost a year, I realized my problem was a simple alignment issue. Once this was corrected, my pain was gone.

In the twelve years I have worked in the fitness industry, I have observed a lack of effectiveness in the techniques used by most athletes to combat chronic pain. Today I am on a mission to set some things straight with regard to what it takes to address pain issues effectively.

 

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Banish Pain Permanently: Correct Your Alignment

After being in a wheelchair for almost a year, I realized my problem was a simple alignment issue. Once this was corrected, my pain was gone.

In the twelve years I have worked in the fitness industry, I have observed a lack of effectiveness in the techniques used by most athletes to combat chronic pain. Today I am on a mission to set some things straight with regard to what it takes to address pain issues effectively.

 

read more

from Blogger http://corneliussteinbeck.blogspot.com/2015/12/banish-pain-permanently-correct-your.html

3 Mind Hacks to Streamline Your Training

Whenever your training feels a bit wayward, these resets in your mindset will enable you to make more effective training decisions.
Charles is here on a weekly basis to help you cut through the B.S. and get some real perspective regarding health and training. Please post feedback or questions to Charles directly in the comments below this article.
 
I’m always considering new ideas to help me get the most from my training. This week, I thought I’d share a few of them with you. I hope these ideas stimulate your thinking, generate some discussion, and help you make the best possible decisions.
 

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Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos

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Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 8 small corn tortillas (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Optional toppings: fresh salsa, cilantro, hot sauce and plain Greek yogurt

Directions

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add in cooking oil and then garlic, red onion, and a dash of salt to heated oil. Sauté until softened, ~3 minutes.

Next, add sweet potatoes to the pan with a generous pinch of salt and spices (paprika, cumin, cayenne). Add 2 tablespoons of water to the pan, cover with a lid, and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, until sweet potatoes are softened.

Add beans to the pan and toss everything together until beans are heated through. Season to taste with more salt or spices.

Warm tortillas according to package instructions, and fill with a few spoonfuls of sweet potato and bean mixture. Top with sliced avocado, fresh salsa or other desired toppings and a squeeze of lime juice.

Source: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos – MyFitnessPal

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Open-Faced Steak Sandwich

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 pound (225 grams) skirt steak, trimmed
  • 1/2 medium (55 grams) yellow onion, sliced
  • 4 slices (30 grams each) Italian bread
  • 4 slices(30 grams each) sharp cheddar
  • 1 medium (120 grams) bell pepper, sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F, and spray a baking sheet with cooking oil. Season the steak with salt and pepper.

Preheat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat with cooking oil. When pan is hot enough for oil to slide around easily, add the steak. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until steak reaches desired doneness. Set aside until cool enough to handle; slice thinly.

Meanwhile, sauté onions in the same pan, on medium-high heat, until golden brown. Set aside.

Add the bread slices to the baking sheet. Top each bread slice with one slice of cheddar cheese. Bake for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted. 

Layer the steak, onions, and bell peppers onto each bread slice, and serve.

Source: Open-Faced Steak Sandwich – MyFitnessPal

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Detox Foods for Winter to Add in Your Grocery List

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With all the festivities over the past weeks, the majority of us are at the lowest points of our diets. Guilty? Well, it’s really hard to avoid loading up on cheat meals, especially the foods that have zero nutritional content.

Our body needs some detoxing to do to flush out all the unhealthy ingredients we’d consumed. And that’s the issue – it’s hard to consume more of these detox foods for winter.

So to start, here’s a guide laid out for you by registered dietitian Gloria Tsang on Health Castle:

Winter Nutrition Guide

When winter days are cold, and you want to warm up fast, a bowl of cream soup or stew can certainly be appealing. But there is no excuse to throw all your healthy eating habits out the window just because it’s dark and cold outside! Read more…

In addition to that, here are the foods to incorporate into your grocery list, as listed by Rida Bukhari on Fitness Republic:

15 Amazing Detox Foods For Winter

Considering doing detox this winter? It’s time for nourishment and restoration without starvation! Reset your body with these amazing winter detox foods, shed the extra pounds and rid your body of toxins. Read more…

You may have noticed that these are all plant foods – they are packed with vitamins and minerals that naturally reduce the inflammation in your body. You can use them in making soups, casseroles, teas, and other winter dishes that will also help heal your flu.

For more healthy tips, read this article written by Catherine Roberts on Active Beat:

10 Tips to Help you Stay Healthy This Winter

In just a few short weeks, winter will officially begin. But depending on where you live, the winter weather is already here and it may already be taking a toll on the healthy lifestyle you’ve worked hard for. Whether you typically eat too much comfort food and desserts, or exercise less (or not at all), winter can really hurt your health. This year, instead of sitting back and accepting the unhealthy changes in your life, make an early resolution to stay active, eat right, and in the process, help ward off seasonal depression. Sounds easy, right? Read more…

It may be hard to resist the temptation of holiday meals like rib roast, chocolate, candies, and cocktails, but I swear sooner or later you’ll regret that you overindulged at this time of the year.

But hey, it’s not a bad thing to at least keep your body clean and healthy by consuming more detox foods for winter. Plus, they will boost your metabolism, which in turn will help you avoid the unwanted weight gain.

Don’t forget to drink plenty of water every day – at least 8 glasses, to be exact. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean your body won’t suffer from dehydration. Consider a vitamin D supplement as well, since the sun is hardly shining these days.

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Workout and Training Tips for Hulking Up

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One of the most popular Marvel superheroes, the Incredible Hulk is a pretty big, green humanoid that serves as a body inspiration to a lot of bodybuilders. Not the green part, though.

But his bulky body will make you wonder how many times he works out every day.

Even though he’s a fictional character, you can also sculpt your body the same way as he does. Check out this workout and training tips for hulking up, from the movie’s Incredible Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno, as written by Greg Merritt on Flex:

Lou Ferrigno’s Mass Class

Before and after he was the Hulk, Lou Ferrigno was bodybuilding’s ultimate behemoth. When Arnold Schwarzenegger was winning Olympias at 235, Lou was 275. And when Dorian Yates was collecting Sandows at 265, Lou was 315. In fact, the future not-so-jolly green giant first broke the 300-pound barrier in the off-season at the age of 20—an unprecedented muscular body weight in the early ’70s. At 6’5″, he towered over competitors, but whereas most tall bodybuilders have trouble filling out, Ferrigno carried his mass proportionately with pleasing symmetry. Read more…

In addition to that, IFBB professional bodybuilder Ben Pakulski shares a workout program, on Muscle and Fitness:

THE INCREDIBLE HULK PROGRAM

Take a look around the next time you’re walking down the street. You’ll notice a lot of dissatisfied men—men who feel they have a bit too much Bruce Banner in them and not enough Incredible Hulk (the size and strength of The Hulk, mind you, not all the rage and destructiveness). Afterward, take a look in the mirror. Read more…

Finally, you can achieve any superhero body by following this workout from certified strength and conditioning specialist Sean Hyson on Men’s Fitness:

THE SUPERHERO WORKOUT

As The Incredible Hulk rages into theaters next month, we thought we’d show you how to hulk up your own chest and shoulders. We also put together some lifts, tips, and drills for getting Wolverine’s forearms, the Flash’s speed, and Spider-Man’s agility. Improve your physique, gain strength and athleticism, and become a hero yourself. Read more…

See? It’s pretty easy to sculpt your body like a superhero, you just have to follow these workouts and training tips for hulking up. These moves will reward you with lean and strong muscles from head to toe!

Remember that a toned body starts in the kitchen, too. This means that you have to follow a balanced diet, eating enough amount of meat, poultry and dairy, while loading up on fruits, nuts, vegetables and seeds. Eat your greens – just like the Hulk!

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