Monday, May 25, 2009

What is your reason for staying fit?

Firstly, let me begin by apologizing for the long silence on my part. I have been travelling a lot for work which caused me to be out of the office and my regular routine for the most of May, and most times, I had no access to a computer… so I was unable to post up anything. Hence the lapse in postings.

Now that I am back and my calendar looks relatively empty for the next month or so, you can expect more frequent postings like the earlier days. All that travelling and not being able to hit the gym regularly has put quite a strain on my workout routine, but I must say I managed to keep pretty fit during the whole time even when I had no access to a gym. How did I do it? That will be the topic for my next posting. So check back next week.

For today, I would like to talk more on the Survey results on the right.

We got a total of 40 votes, slightly more than the previous one, and I must say that I am happy with the results, as I figured as much, that staying healthy and looking good are the primary reasons for people slogging at the gyms. My answer was to look good… and I must admit, I am a little vain when it comes to how my body looks.

5 people actually voted that they go to the gym to pick up members of the opposite sex, and maybe for some, members of the same sex… if that is what meets they fancy. I don’t know if this were honst answers or just jokes, but I am not surprised as I see many people just coming in 2 or 3 times a month, and all they do is “oral exercise” with whoever they are trying to prey on.

For sports… only 1 person voted that… surprised a little with that as I thought more people were into sports these days (even older people who are usually into golf) and working out was a means of improving their game. Oh well… I will let the results speak for itself.

So that’s all for now. Do feel free to share what your vote was and as always look forward to hearing your thoughts on the results.

Thanks for voting and look out for next weeks posting.

Monday, May 11, 2009

How to firm up your Breasts

Ok, this posting is specially for women who feel they would like to firm up / lift up their breasts but not sure what to do in terms of exercise. Guys, please stop drooling. I know many women are afraid to attempt anything because they are afraid of becoming totally flat. To be fair, its important to explain a few facts about breasts and hopefully with a better understanding, more women will take this on.

Breasts are mainly made up of fat tissue. So just like your cup size will grow when you put on weight, inevitably, your breast size will shrink a little when you start losing weight. The amount you gain or lose depends on your genetics. Some women who are lucky can have a 28 inch waist but a nice 36 inch chest, while others may need to have a 32 inch waist before they can enjoy a 36 inch chest.

To firm up and lift up your breasts, you need to strengthen your chest muscles. Your stronger your chest muscles, the more firm your breasts will be. Don’t worry…. the aim of these exrcises is not to train your chest like women body builders. It is aimed to strengthen it a little to help you with that little “lift” that you need.

So what is the routine?

Dumbbell Pull Overs – Start with extending your arms behind as shown in the picture. Stretch as far as you can without letting the ball roll. In one movement like an arc, bring it up as shown in the 2nd picture.

Perform 12 to 15 reps of this for 4 sets. Rest for 1 to 1½ minutes between sets.

Incline Dumbbell Press – Start with your arms pointed above as shown. Bring it down as shown till your arm is parallel to the floor. Raise it back to the starting position. This counts as 1 rep.

Perform 12 to 15 reps of this for 4 sets. Rest for 1 to 1½ and a half minutes between sets.

Perform 4 sets of both exercises 3 times a week and you will be able to see some visible results. The weights you choose should be a little heavy…. Heavy enough where you have considerable difficulty reaching 15 reps, but not too heavy where you can’t even do 12. Ensure its not too light where you can perform 15 with ease.

So ladies...Go Ahead. Try out this routine and soon you will have guys dropping at your feet.

For the Guys.... all i can recommend is to tell your GF or wife to try this so you can "enjoy" the results too. hehehehe

Look forward to hearing your comments as usual.