Monday, February 27, 2017

Prostate Problems?

The prostate can appear to be the bane of older men.
 
With over 50% of men in Westernized countries having some degree of difficulty with it.
 
But the good news is there is a lot you can do about it…without resorting to drugs.
 
And if you support your prostate naturally that means supporting your hormone health too.
 
Check out this ARTICLE for lots of detailed information. 

Here’s the #1 herb I would recommend…NETTLE ROOT 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Ever Heard Of The Non-Workout Workout?

That might sound a little confusing to many but bear with me here. When is a workout not a workout and if it isn't a workout than why call it a workout? Brain getting flustered yet LOL? This is one of the many reasons why I love Animal Exercises; it's simply a more fun way of looking at exercise because when most hear the word W-O-R-K-O-U-T it can be a fitness turn off since it involves the first four letters "WORK." I mean seriously if you want to work isn't that what a job is? When you train, you want to do something that's interesting and gives you inspiration to do more of it (within reason of course).

Animal Exercises  is basically set up more like play and letting you move in different directions, strengthening your body from odd angles and be more of an adventure than work. Yeah I'll tell you it is tough and can be hard at times but when you focus more on the movement and acting out an animal it doesn't become too difficult. You're moving your body in ways you're not used to and it opens up your system in a very unique way. To put it bluntly, the more muscles you hit the greater chance your body will transform and have a functional and powerful physique.

When you move like an Animal for a few minutes a day, here are some of the things that will start to happen as you practice them consistently.....

1. The body will transform into a lean, mean animal machine

2. Your muscles won't just have greater density and definition, they will toughen up to.

3. You will gain incredible agility and speed because when you engage more muscles in a given movement, you're increasing vital nerve force.

4. Your conditioning will skyrocket and you'll have greater durability (Injury Resistance).

5. Develop strong tendons and powerful joints that will give you greater mobility and flexibility.

6. You'll increase the area of the brain that sends nerves into your system that releases endorphins and give you an increased level of health and wellness throughout every area of your body.

I don't know about you but I believe that's a fair deal for doing only a few minutes a day having fun as an Animal. They don't take very long at all and depending on your fitness level you can go for as long as want or what gives you the best benefit. When I started I only lasted maybe 8 minutes if I was lucky, I built up to roughly a half hour and that was brutal for me so don't feel the need to go beyond just for the sake of pushing the limits. Experiment and play around with what you can do,

When you join the Jungle VIP, you will be stepping into a world where not only getting fit is well rewarded but also have the opportunity to create challenges, games & your own adventures based on your pace and your way of becoming a wild animal.

What are you waiting for? Unleash that inner animal within you and get out there.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Indian Viagra

There’s a certain Ayurvedic supplement that has earned multiple names and reputations.
One of those is Indian Viagra (I’m hoping you can fill in the blanks because if I write that word this email would probably be in your spam folder. If you need a hint it is a little pill prescribed by doctors for old men who need help getting it up.)

This supplement is more properly known as Shilajit.

Of course this is an all-natural herbal supplement so it’s not going to work quite in the same way as a drug, and anyone telling you it will is lying to you.

But if that’s the case, why did it get this name?

Shilajit is an amazing substance that does many things. It first and foremost can be thought of as anti-aging.

One of the many things it does is help the mitochondria, the powerhouses of your cells, to work better.

Another thing it does is supply trace minerals.

In all of these cases it helps to restore proper functioning of the human body, or halting or slowing its breakdown in the first place.

When it comes to THAT problem, well that’s a sign of lack of health not just there but elsewhere in the body.

Shilajit goes to the root issues and is not just a temporary quick-fix.
Now this means it may not act as aggressively or quickly. In fact, it could take months of daily dosing before you really notice any major effects…

But all the while it is working in the background changing your cells and affecting your health for the better.

And that, my friends, is how it earned that nickname.

Check out the full details on Shilajit here.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I Love Being An Ape

Acting out like a big primate and doing all sorts of movements, hanging and playing makes up for a hell of a training session. When you play around with Primate (Ape/Monkey) Exercises, you're moving your body in a very unique fashion. Utilizing natural movements of Jungle Animals gives you a muscle building and tendon strengthening entity you can't get from other training programs.

Hanging on a bar alone is not as easy as it looks and the bigger you are, the harder it is. When a gorilla or orangutan hang from a tree, they're supporting their whole body weight which can very from 180-400 lbs. or more. It takes a lot of tendon strength to withstand that kind of power; so when us humans do it it's quite remarkable. Think of how rock climbers, gymnasts, acrobats and other type of athletes that need pure strength throughout their whole body to hang on in a specific hold or move throughout a plane of motion. Chimps have a bone crushing grip to the point where if you had the balls to let one or a monkey squeeze your finger it won't only hurt but chances are you'll hear bones crack.

Not all Primate Movements are created equal so us Homo-sapiens have to adapt in a manner that's more practical and safe for our body's abilities. We don't have the bone strength of a chimp or have the muscular density of a gorilla but we do however have the ability to become stronger than the average person by doing exercises that give our structure greater support. Sure we may get calluses on our hands and build denser forearms but the strength we can develop truly inspires the imagination that it is possible to have stronger bones, thicker muscle and insane tendons than most people.

Moving like an ape gives me freedom to live out my spirit animal and have fun hanging, jumping, walking and running like a primate. Because of my passion for ape exercise, I've dropped weight, starting to slim down from the hanging, move better on the ground, hold deeper squats and lots of other cool stuff. Calisthenics is awesome but yet doing Animal Calisthenics is whole other sport and it generates greater properties of functional strength.    

Monday, February 20, 2017

Energize Your Body With Odin's Blood: A Pre-Workout Formula Fit For The Gods Of Asgard





Many Pre-Workout formulas don't always seem to live up to the hype and most of the time have nothing but horrifying ingredients that can lead to health issues. The Norse Gods were the strongest of warriors in Mythology from Thor to Balder to The All-Father himself and when they drank, it was with ferocious intensity because when you have had the battle of your life, you need the fuel to bring forth the power and durability of a warrior that fought with honor.

Pre-Workout Formulas aren't just an energy booster, it's to prepare you for the battles (training) ahead and give you a jolt of strength to withstand the upcoming exercises that will forge a body that was made for strength, health and the endurance to take on intense training. Odin's Blood doesn't just give you that boost; it turns you into a beast of a being that is ready to give into the powers of the Norse and turn your training from a subtle move through the motions to a high level of enduring power to bust through obstacles and break peak barriers you didn't think were possible. The energy bursting through your veins, opening up the channels of your adrenaline and fire up your energy faster than a Super Sayain Transformation.

 Open your body to the blood of the mighty All-Father and down his power that will give you the ultimate power of the Norse Gods. Make it your mission to carry on a legendary force that will strengthen your body from the inside out and give you overwhelming power through your veins and thrust into your training and achieve legendary status. When you drink this, Valhalla will have no choice but to open its doors for you as you bring forth your legendary strength into its hallowed walls.

Odin's Blood is yours for the taking.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Monkeying Around Is For Me A Compliment

In the short couple days that I've had my Pull-Up Rack, its becoming very addicting and fun to use. When I get too tired from the hanging and pull-ups, I move like an ape on the ground walking, jumping and a lot more. That's the beauty of monkeying around when I exercise, its an adventure and I'm not settling for the "human" structure of sets and reps schemes that can sometimes be overwhelming. Its fun and full of excitement.

Being a primate or the Simian kind; gives off less restrictions and more freedom to test your abilities and see what the body is capable of without needing to go overboard of a structured workout and going to failure. I never truly believed in going to failure because for one, I can't afford to get injured and be out for an extended period of time. I don't go for the "Go big, go home" bullshit; I play and make my training interesting. The only thing serious about my training doing Primate/Animal Exercises is learning to do them well without risking injury and figuring out solid foundations to build the most efficient strength & conditioning possible.

I love to play and that's what drives me to be good at some really tough methods and get strong from all sorts of angles. It is important to have something that works for you and if you train on things you hate or don't suit you, you will learn the hard way. You have opportunities to make your training an adventure and take on challenges that appeal to you and give you something to strive for. For me it's being the strongest possible as a heavyweight using mainly methods that require nothing but myself. Being a primate has opened doors for me to develop my strength and weaknesses that I never really experienced with any other method. Growing up I had an extremely difficult time using my right side for anything; this method has helped me build strength in a matter of months when I started out as oppose to over 2 decades of using only a chunk of my potential for insane strength. When I was 18 years old, I could barely do a push-up, couldn't hang on a bar to save my life and wasn't anywhere near able to do 100 squats or more. When bodyweight exercise and Primate Exercise came around I was in shock on how much I needed to learn and within a couple years I was able to do over 1000 squats in an hour, be able to hang for with one-arm (including my weak arm) for more than 30 seconds, do hundreds of push-ups in a single workout and manage to do Handstand Push-ups in the double digits beyond the 200 lb. mark in Bodyweight.

When you see me playing like an Ape and doing all kinds of crawling, jumping, balancing, hanging, twisting & doing pull-ups its not just because I learned to do all that but because I made a choice to be serious on finding how to gain real strength that I wasn't able to do when I was very young and well into my teens. Everyone has a hard road they have fought and were victorious and had shares of failures. I failed so many times in my life and yet I made something of myself and not only does it make me happy, it gives me a purpose in what I want to do. Be serious about how strong you want to be but make it an adventure and have the best time of your life doing. The moment it stops being adventurous and its not exciting; something has to change. Never underestimate the power of excitement.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hanging At The Bar Works Wonders For Your Health

Thought I'd start off with a little joke. No i'm not talking about an establishment that serves alcohol. For people that really know me know I don't drink and get wasted. For me, going to a bar means something different; more jungle like and developing physical abilities from simple forms of exercise that are actually quite difficult for the average person. Exercises that are not only essential for amazing health but can alleviate back pain and slim the abdominals to a great degree.

Hanging at the bar to me is a literal sense of activity, you are hanging on a pull-up bar and staying for as you can. This exercise alone has insane benefits such as: Tendon Strength Builder, stretches & tones the core muscles including the obliques, strengthens the grip, opens up the shoulders, elongates the spine which can eliminate back pain and develop natural posture. There's far more but you get the idea.

I just got my new CAP BARBELL RACK yesterday and although I don't plan on doing bench presses or squats any time soon, I'm using it for a healthier and more fun approach; building strong primate muscles & tendons. As you know I'm a big believer in animal exercise especially those of the Primate Category (Apes, Monkeys) and developing the ability to hang from different positions and build pull-up strength in a unique way. Some of the most powerful animals on the planet are Primates primarily for their climbing, hanging, running & swinging skills that give them strength no human can truly possess. Sure we don't have the capacity at 100% leveled to be strong enough exactly like them for many reasons however; we can develop strength & pure muscular endurance utilizing exercises that are safe and practical for us humans to do and be in a healthy situation.

The ability to hang is not as easy as it looks, doing so for more than a few seconds can feel like an eternity at first. The average person at first can't hang for more than a few seconds if that. The grip is the key component because without it regardless of how strong the rest of you is, you won't last long and sure as hell won't be doing pull-ups very much. Many people don't understand the required strength to just hang on the bar because when they see a bar all they think is pull-up pull-ups and pull-ups. There's more to be seen than just pulling yourself up which is very difficult in itself. It is one of the toughest body-weight feats whether you're a beginner or an advanced trainee.

To become very strong at pull-ups it is critically important to be able to hang and do so without tiring. The longest I ever hung on a bar was just over a minute and that was brutal. Many crossfitters can't do that because the majority of the time they're seeing how many they can do by kipping which to me isn't anywhere near a real pull-up, unless you plan on rock climbing a mountain and building that jerking strength that's one thing but if you're trying to break records by swinging yourself so damn hard and jerking your shoulder sockets around bad things will happen to you. A real pull-up is when you have complete control of your body, tightening and flexing all the muscles from your fingers to your toes and not jerking or swinging to get your chin over the bar. When you tense the muscles enough so you can move its nearly impossible to completely jerk the movement. The most chin-ups I ever did was 21 at a 225 lb body-weight and there was no jerking or swinging whatsoever.

Having that Gorilla/Chimp type strength to hold your body-weight in those positions and do all kinds of cool stuff is a powerful form of mastering your body. To be able to swing, twist, pull and hang with complete control without being too loose can make your training be legendary. I'm a big dude at nearly 270 and I'm amazed that I have the strength to hang onto a bar even for 10-15 seconds. Even at this size I can still do multiple reps in both pull-ups and chin-ups and trust me, one wrong move or a bad jerking motion can cost me not a torn rotator cuff or series of joints, it will be breaking bones. So you can't possibly understand how hard it is to train on a bar at my size unless you wear a heavy weight vest. It takes a lot of focus and control to be able to just hang. When you can control your body either by hanging or doing pull-ups, it is a beautiful thing to see and do; I have seen guys do pull-ups that would kill most people's shoulders and destroy their elbows but I have also seen guys small and big have control that is just jaw dropping to watch. Hanging is nothing fancy but even something as simple as that can bring a lot to the table when it is mastered.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Every Story Starts Somewhere

Where Does Your Story Begin???

In one of my episodes on my Power & Might Facebook Page, I talked about what comics can do to inspire others to get in shape and build on ideas of using stories as certain aspects of motivation. Here's a piece of what was in that VideoCast.....

Every comic regardless of character, scene, situation & dialogue/monologue start somewhere and in order to get your mind wrapped into the story, it'll hit you at the beginning. Some stories might hit you more in the middle because of the slow process or the story just isn't getting anywhere until the middle act comes but if it captivates you from the very beginning, that's something to look forward to.

Every person has a story that began somewhere in time. Some people's story don't start until they reach a certain age or a milestone in their life. Maybe they're story really begins after hitting rock bottom or their journey from rock bottom you can never truly know until it happens. That's what happens for newbies in fitness as well; they have a starting point and the first chapter of their story or journey starts off low and slowly but surely begin to rise and tell a tale that builds up to climatic ending. Some journeys begin at a higher and faster pace so the observer has to keep up otherwise if they blink they'll miss something.

My journey into full-time fitness began after being in the gym for over 2 years and when I broke my legs. The hard fought road to recovery and what I put myself through to get where I wanted to be. I struggled just doing 3 exercises the first month I started walking again. Self-Rehabbing was a pain in the ass in itself but as hard as it was, I was passionate and full of fire to get passed it and make something of myself. My story still keeps hitting twists, turns and cliffhangers to this very day because even I never really know what chapter of the story comes next. That's the beauty of a good mystery, the anticipation and the build up, never knowing what's going to happen next.

A story is not written just by failures, victories, trials & tribulations; it's written by what you bring to the very moments that are worth reading about and consistently taking it one step at a time and tapping into your own mysteries, finding that big plot twist that's been building for a long time. We all start somewhere and you can build your own fitness journey by creating building blocks; a foundation if you will from your starting point to being able to do things you never thought were possible. That's the biggest plot twist of all in your fitness journey. It's not how much better you are from others but what made you better as time goes on and marking little details that lead to your biggest and most shocking twist by that end of your story.

Wherever you are in your story, make the most of it and let people see with their own eyes the journey you have made and getting to the best parts where you made the story come alive and learn things and do things you nor anyone else ever expected. Your START is what will make your story the best you can make it or it will become something you might need to change along the way to make it the biggest best-seller of your own actions.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Wild Is A Sanctuary

Jungle Workouts or Play is a gift of giving us back our roots to nature. Being able to handle our body's natural abilities of jumping, crawling, swimming, running (Sprint not jogging), balancing and have the strength to move in awkward positions is essential to the power of our lifespan. Progressing at your own pace and having fun and creative can enhance your results larger than that of going through the motions with no sense of imagination and over-analyzing the movements themselves.

When you move like a wild animal, you're using more than just the muscles within a giving movement; you're using the whole body from the inside out as the total package of muscular movement, the strength and mobility of the joints, tendons & ligaments, utilizing the full extent of your lumbar, creating billions of nerves within the brain and the power of your organs to form fresh & oxygenated blood into your veins. It isn't like lifting a typical weight like a bench press or a curl; its bringing the entire system into play otherwise there would be no multi-directional movements.

For me, animal exercise is more than just a workout; it's the ability to unlock areas of strength you can't get from conventional or through a century old tradition. Animals are the originators of Body-Weight exercise and they are the ultimate inspiration of how the body was meant to be used. It is awesome to lift a weight or odd object and its essential to have some of external usage to build strength but if you haven't mastered your own body you're not unleashing your full potential. Not only do Animal Moves build muscle and burn fat, they release unwanted tension out of the body and stretch the muscles at any given time and given some specific movements hit the body in a different way that's functional, empowering and create natural body shape that is more than just a body, it is dangerously strong at the same time. 

Strengthen your body by moving like a wild animal, build a natural and strong physique that not only promotes health but strength as well. Whether you're big or small it is possible and it could even carry over to other areas of your life if you were into sports, carry groceries, bring your energy up if you're lethargic, mellow you out if you're hyper-active, increase your endorphins to create overall happiness in the body, develop great focus whether at work or school and it could even turn a simple workout into a game with friends or family that can be enjoyed. There are so many benefits the list is too long. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Do You Have Jungle Fever?

In the jungle, in order to survive you must move and be aware of your surroundings. In the fitness world, moving efficiently creates better muscular development and acquiring the ability to strengthen the body from awkward angles. Animal Exercise is a complex style of movement and in order to be great at it is to progress from beginner to advanced like an animal in the wild starting out as a baby and growing into adulthood.

The exercises themselves are very powerful, intense and fun but in order to build on getting results the quickest way possible is to visualize as that animal as you move within the action. Unlike being in a stabilized strict position where you go up and down or side to side, animal moves have you going in all sorts of places like the Wonkavator you can move long ways, short ways, move forward, move backwards, move sideways, short jumps, long jumps 10ft or 500 yards in practically any direction; animal movement is freedom to go anywhere you want.

I have been doing animal exercises again for a while now doing 20 min. sessions or play routines and its not only been fun but very addicting and intense. Unlike doing tons of burpees or push-ups and squats, moving like an animal in different directions open up the mind and body to move more freely and openly. Many calisthenic moves are in one spot only and although that is very beneficial and gives you the opportunity to train anywhere, anytime, you become stuck in one spot until you move with an exercise that makes you go to another area. I firmly believe in being able to train anywhere but unless you're in prison or have a small house and the weather sucks, its important to move in any direction possible indoors or outdoors. Because of the winter here, I've been training indoors and although I don't have the space needed like a park or field, I still manage to get in a great animal workout traveling throughout the den, living room and even sometimes the kitchen. You use your imagination and use what you have.

A lot of people feel the need to be one spot to train and that's it, for me I like to move about and do something fun as I go from one place to another. I have climbed stairs doing bear crawls, duck walks & gorilla jumps; I've used small space to do crazy animal jumps & even sprinted only 20ft doing a crab walk. Don't limit yourself to that one spot for exercise, use your environment however small or big it is. You can be very creative being in one spot and there's thousands of exercises for that one spot on the floor or ground however; you're only scratching the surface (no pun intended) and haven't completely opened up that door to much greater possibilities. When you can truly train safely anywhere you want and move wherever you, you're developing greater strength in being open minded and unlocking your potential in more ways than you ever thought possible. Get into that Jungle Fever and move wildly and with PASSION!!!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Fatigued?

Do you have physical or mental fatigue?
If so, there’s a little-known class of herbs that can help you out. These herbs, known as adaptogens, help to fight all kinds of fatigue.
Check this out…

This comes from a paper titled Effects of Adaptogens on the Central Nervous System and the Molecular Mechanisms Associated with Their Stress-Protective Activity by Panossian and Wikman, published in Pharmaceuticals 2010.
It was a review of all the other science and studies on these three amazing adaptogens.
Rhodiola rosea is a root that clearly has some amazing effects here in assisting with fatigue and more. This was the original plant from which the term adaptogen came to be.
Eleuthero, previously known as Siberian ginseng, comes in a close second.
Schisandra, a Chinese berry, may look like a laggard here, but it also has other far-reaching effects helping digestion, skin, liver detox and more.
So why choose just one?
Spartan Broad-Spectrum Adaptogenic Formula contains not only all three of these herbs but also Cordyceps, the amazing fungus from Tibet, highly regarded by athletes the world over.
You can read much more about how you can use adaptogens to fight stress and fatigue right here. 
Be Awesome & Have An Amazing Day

Friday, February 3, 2017

Caffeine vs. Adaptogens

Most people drink coffee for its stimulant and energizing effects. Yet take a look at this…


Stimulants just don’t stack up to adaptogens.
If you’re not familiar with adaptogens, is a group of natural herbs and compounds that, essentially, help the body better adapt to stress.
They’ve got both physical and mental fatigue fighting abilities.
For one of the best sources of adaptogens in a well-rounded blend check this out. 
Whether you need more energy for your workouts, your work life, or just back at home so you haven’t crashed at the end of your day this can help you.
Seems like at the very least you should add some adaptogens to your morning coffee!
Find out here all that Spartan Broad-Spectrum Adaptogenic Formula can do for you.
Be Awesome & Have An Amazing Day
*This comes from a paper titled Effects of Adaptogens on the Central Nervous System and the Molecular Mechanisms Associated with Their Stress-Protective Activity by Panossian and Wikman, published in Pharmaceuticals 2010.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Shifting To Other Methods At Odd Times (Being Intuitive)

I talked last about staying with doing Burpee HIIT Workouts 3x a week and doing 20 min. Animal Workouts 4x a week and see where it goes. Turns out not so good, the animal workout was so addicting I couldn't walk away from it and Burpees & HIIT went out the door for me. I needed to go with my intuition and go with a method of exercise I'm very passionate about.

You see, I think differently when it comes to training. Most of the time I don't stick with the same program for more than a couple weeks and I went practically 8 weeks with the Superhero Workouts & Burpee HIIT so that's a first for me. I needed to shift gears and go with my strong intuition. Training with Animal Exercises makes me feel more alive, open to ideas and just flat out can't get any more excited about it. To me, the animals are about freedom, the ability to move throughout as much space as possible whether its very little or an entire stadium either way I'm bliss.

Changing up your training at odd times doesn't mean you never had a chance of reaching a goal, sometimes you just feel the need to do something that makes you happy and even take yourself out of your comfort zone. Animal Exercise provides greater variety for me than traditional "human" exercises and it teaches me things that take me out of my comfort zone. Believe it or not, I like the idea of not knowing what will happen in a workout or what will come up next. Putting in a program that is so structured and full of pre-setted exercises and rep schemes that it can become predictable and predictability puts you in that comfort zone. In order to come out of that is to not only go into the unknown but never expecting what comes next.

With my Animal Dice Game, it becomes more than just training; it becomes an adventure and I never know what comes next. I know the exercises down to the letter and know all the moves like the back of my hand but with that roll of the dice, that is something that always keeps me guessing and will I have to do an animal in a beginner or advanced variation? I don't go for speed, only going with the movement and let my body tell me how fast I should go or how slow.

Back to intuition, when I feel the need to do something, I go for it and because my intuition is very powerful I go with what it tells me. Denying your intuition or fighting it is never a good thing to do. When it is that strong, there's no need to fight it, flowing with it is the law of the universe and having it give you guidance and support. Why would not want something to guide you to help you be happy and full of life? Go with your intuition.