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Divide And Conquer

by The Next Family April 21, 2010

By: Susan Howard

Split up your strength workouts this week to all lower body one day and all upper the next. At least two sets of each exercise.
This is more of an old school theory with the dudes wearing the weight belts and getting pumped up.
The thought these days is a more full body approach –trying to engage a bunch of body parts in one workout.
I agree with this more current idea, but it’s fun to go rewind sometimes. Those muscle dudes didn’t have it all wrong.
The cool thing about nailing one area is you get a bunch of micro tears and then it repairs and boom! –you have muscle.
If you haven’t been sore lately this is a surefire way to get some gains.
I won’t give you specifics, but if you aren’t sure what to do email me.
Change is good.

SONG PICK- for the rewind workout





I went old school with “It’s the end of the world as we know it.” REM

Get out your hair gel and ROCK this one.


Eggs are the new BLACK

Scrambled, fried, hard-boiled, however. If you can start your day with EGGS, protein in the morning is best for controlling your appetite through out the day.
Unlike cereals that tend to spike your glycogen levels, eggs are like The Little Engine That Could -they digest slow and steady.
Eating breakfast every morning starts your metabolism going.
There used to be boycott on the yolk part because of its cholesterol content, but it has since come out of it’s evil step sister statutes ?is this the right word? due to the fact that it is the good cholesterol HDL that the yolk has.
(If you have high cholesterol, 240 or higher, stick with the whites or do two whites and one yolk.)
My Grandma Eddie’s scramble.
So basic, but so good, I have spent years chasing these gems.
Crack two eggs in a bowl with a generous splash of 2% milk.
Then whip the pants off of them, using a fork in speedy circular motion.
Get your pan hot, medium high heat. (Don’t blow this step off, make sure it’s hot)
Throw a thin slice of butter in the pan and let it cover the bottom.
Toss the eggs in and start moving them around in the pan.
Sprinkle on some kosher salt and pepper.
Once eggs have firmed up, pop them on a plate.
Add a few fresh slices of tomato on the side and you have one of your veggie servings done for the day.
Add a piece of wheat toast dry or with a bit of jam and there you have it.
I know some mornings this is not possible, but it really is done start to finish in 5 minutes.
Either way eat something in the AM, you must. You simply must.



[Fitness image: About.com]

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