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Morning Routines

Blogging is definitely not the perfect ‘job’ when you are trying to watch your weight. My weight has gotten up to about a steady 215, but ideally 180 is my target. I’ve tried fasting, with the Master Cleanse Diet, however since then I’ve gained the weight back. I’ve also cut down drastically on soda and [...]

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Wake Up to the Treadmill!

Ever feel tired and sluggish through the day? I do, a lot. I’m a very unmotivated and lazy person, I’ll admit it. But, I force myself (or my workout partner forces me to do it), and the best way I’ve found to keep my energy up through the day, was to do something unorthodox … [...]

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Pushing Around a 5500 lb. Car

Car pushing can help build muscle and strength in ways you never would have imagined. I first came across car pushing and pulling while watching The World’s Strongest Man competition on ESPN as a kid. It can help train your body in ways that conventional weights, exercises, and machines can’t. It’s also a great total [...]

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Exercise Your Way to Better Blogging

It seems to me that you can hardly go one day without hearing health related news. There are new miracle pills developed on a seemingly daily basis, medical reports are published frequently debunking some previous health myth, and it seems as though half of all TV commercials deal with some aspect of health. There’s no [...]

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How Many Sets Should You Do Per Exercise?

This article was submitted by Mehdi, author of the strength training blog StrongLifts.com Israel invited me to make a post about how many sets you should do per exercise. For a lot of people going to the gym, the amount of sets you should remains unclear. This post will help you out. Benefits of Sets. [...]

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The Ultimate Laptop Workout

So you make money with your laptop, right? Cool, the handy slim, rectangular circuit box puts bread on the table. It also keeps you in contact with love ones, that’s an enriching component to its repertoire. It may even get you laid, thank God for Craig’s List…you know what I’m talking about horn dogs. But [...]

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Carry The World On Your Shoulders

This is the first of a new series of weekly posts by Kalvin C. Chinyere, M.D. (Dr. Kal). Along with being a Doctor of Medicine, he is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health and Fitness Instructor and personal trainer. To top it all off he was once a fat bastard, [...]

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Early Morning Workouts: 6 AM Lifting

Today I finally performed an early morning workout. Not my typical morning cardio only session, but instead a strength training session. I was up at 6 AM and it was still dark outside. Not only was it dark but it was pretty damn cold too. My initial reaction was to go back to bed, especially [...]

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Elastic Resistance Training for Strength Gains

If I told you that you that you can significantly improve your strength simply by using what essentially are elastic bands would you believe me?Sports scientists, personal trainers, physiotherapists and athletes will tell you that it’s true. The basic principle behind training with elastic resistance is simple, as a person stretches the band, the resistance [...]

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Attack of the Killer Abs

Follow this quick abdominal routine to take a step towards shredded abs. You are also going to need to adjust your diet, but we will leave that open for discussion. First exercise: Cable Crunch – Kneeling Assume the position on your knees. Place your head in between the rope. Now you’re ready for the movement. [...]

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The Blogger Proof Workout, Vol. 1

A Simple Workout for Fat Ass Bloggers You Know You Need to Read This! There aren’t many of us bloggers that take good care of ourselves. For the select few who do, congrats. This isn’t only for bloggers, but for folks that spend way too much time in front of a computer. That’s right. YOU! [...]

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Tom Platz: The Lumberjack of Quadriceps

Tom Platz was a lumberjack because he chopped and carved his tree trunk thighs into freakdom. One cannot deny his genetic predisposition to develop large muscular thighs. But it was Tom Platz’s barn-burning intensity and sheer bravery to train past the limits of his potential that made his thighs legendary. Platz’s training principle was simple: [...]

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Lifting Weights After Surgery

I am so glad that I can workout again. I haven’t been able to lift any weights since my appendix surgery in December. I wanted to and felt I could, but my doctor told me to lay off until January. Well, it’s January dammit and I’m back with a vengeance! There is nothing like lifting [...]

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New Year’s Resolution: Kick Start Fat and Weight Loss

Let’s face it, you’re lazy. I’m lazy. We are all lazy. That is the first step in ultimate healing and change: acknowledgment. Now let us start the cycle of change with a little help from some weight loss catalysts. Here are some awesome fire starters that will ignite your internal body furnace and get the [...]

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Stop Stretching!

Stretching has a direct correlation to injuries in weight training. Performing static stretching before a workout not only leads to injury prone muscles but weaker muscles. Want to be weaker before strength training, just stretch. Stretching the muscles that are to be worked out is a no-no. Stretching in between sets is okay only if [...]

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Mike Mentzer’s Heavy Duty Triceps Routine

This is the first in a series of installments that will highlight the greats and the training routines that they employed. Mike Mentzer’s owned a pair of seriously full blown triceps. They were “ham-like” from deltoid to elbow. His triceps we not missing an ounce of development. His triceps sweep was down right scary-good. So [...]

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Brain Power Equals Muscle Size

Picking up where I left off yesterday on morphing how the greats trained, brain power can increase muscle size. With that being said, what is the next step in this progression? How infrequent will training become? Will we even touch weights anymore? HA! Blasphemy folks! No, not really. Picture this: mental training, working out in [...]

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Morphing How the Original Greats Trained

Hence the timeless logo of FatManUnleashed.com, the brain is without a doubt the optimal muscle when it comes to growth. Public opinion on the frequency of working out has changed quite a bit over time. Steve Reeves employed the whole body workout method which didn’t allow for training more than three times a week. That [...]

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Cardio Training 101

Most everyone who is in the gym does cardio at one time or another, it’s the best way to burn calories – period! Intense work, get the heart pumping and keep it pumping. Well what most don’t know, and don’t realize about cardio is what it takes to make it effective, and most important – [...]

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Morning Cardio Can Boost Your Day

Today was a good day. I was actually able to get up early in the morning and perform some cardio exercise. I got up as soon as I heard the alarm clock go off. Didn’t hesitate one bit. I would normally just let the alarm keep going or would get up to turn it off [...]

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Stretching Exercises are Underrated

Stretching is an integral part of my exercise program, and it should be the same with you. Unfortunately, stretching is often times neglected by many individuals. I work out at home now, but when I used to go to the gym I would see many people go straight into their workout without the slightest thought [...]

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Lazy College Kid with No Workout Routine

I know this college kid that is extremely lazy when it comes to working out. He doesn’t do any kind of exercise and wishes that he was muscular and diesel. The guy can’t even do one push up! Don’t get me wrong, when I first started out I couldn’t do any push ups either. I [...]

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Given the Okay to Perform Cardio Exercise

Today was the day that I had to meet with my doctor for a follow up. I am happy to say that he gave me the okay to perform cardio exercises. He said it was fine for me to perform any kind of cardio: HIIT, long distance running, jogging, or biking. That’s great news because [...]

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Not Working Out is Getting to Me

Not being able to work out due to my surgery is starting to get to me. I feel a lot better than I did a few days ago and feel like I could indeed start some moderate exercise. I just want to get on my recumbent bike and give it a go, regardless of what [...]

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A Fun Activity Will Keep You Slim

As any trainer would tell you – the best fat burner is cardio. Jogging is great – but for some reason, I never had the motivation to jog on a daily basis, it’s just too boring. Swimming was another option I tried – but after a while I couldn’t help myself, as the jacuzzi was [...]

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Jillian Michaels: Ultimate Cyborg Babe

Jillian Michaels, the raven haired tough gal who can kick my butt any day has a great site! The site is the perfect complimentary tool to aid you in your weight loss journey. If you need motivation, Jillian delivers. She is big on the mental strength aspect of physical change. Jillian has put together a [...]

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Motivation and Anxiety

Tired of the gym, tired of days where it seems like more work to get up and go do the workout than the workout takes? Well, sounds like you’ve lost your motivation. Take a 2 minute break, walk to the bathroom, and look at yourself in the mirror. Don’t like what you see do you? [...]

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Who Said Fat Men Can’t Run?

This video is from late August 2007 when I started jogging on my treadmill. It’s so weird seeing myself not being able to complete a little 10 minute jog on the treadmill. I was jogging for a minutes when I started feeling some pain. I am happy to say that those days are over and [...]

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Fat Mean Jogging Machine

A couple of weeks ago I decided to stop running/jogging for a while. Why? Well, for a couple of reasons. One reason was because I was feeling sluggish on my runs. The second was because my left knee was feeling a bit out of whack. I thought that by taking the pressure and stress off [...]

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My Current Fat Man Workout Routine

The following is my new weekly workout routine. I decided to switch things up a bit after reading John’s post about multi-joint exercises. I try to switch things up every six or so weeks so that my body doesn’t adapt. Now was the perfect time. Right now I am going to focus on working in [...]

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Multi-joint Exercises, Benching is Good but Curls are for Girls

Yesterday John from Total Transformation wrote a great piece on multi-joint exercises. He pointed out their benefits which include time saving, fat loss, and muscle building, which is something that I am in need of. When he first mentioned multi-joint exercises to me I was at a loss for what they were. I had never [...]

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Tae Bo Aerobics Kicked My Butt

On Monday I did Tae bo for the second time in my life. Every now and again my wife convinces me to work out to her tune. Last time I did Tae Bo with her was in our cramped apartment in New York City about 4 years ago. I ended up pulling a back muscle [...]

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I Fell Off But Got Back On Track

Last week I fell off the path for a couple of days, but I managed to get back on. I got a bit happy and cocky when I realized I had lost 20 lbs. So I decided to celebrate by eating some pasta, which isn’t that bad. But then I didnt workout on Wednesday and [...]

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Tipping the Scales: 4 lbs. Lost this Week

Another week gone by and another weigh-in. I had been looking forward to today’s weigh-in all week because I was having a huge week workout wise. I estimated that I would lose about 5 lbs. I was off by one pound. Not bad. I think it’s good weight that I am losing, not just water [...]

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