Friday, January 23, 2015

TATTOOS: The Bodies New Art

Damn! Baby got body and tattoos!
TATTOOS…you either love them or hate them. Why are tattoos so popular with athletes, entertainers, celebrities and in today’s society period? Most people who have tattoos will say that they got it for a specific time or person in their lives that they will never forget. Others say that they feel more adventurous and don’t really have a specific reason for getting their tattoo. For some people, tattoos make them feel different from other people. Some people say it is art. In an NBC News article a young man said, “Your body’s an empty canvas, so you almost want to continue to add to it.” Fads and styles come and go. However, I am pretty sure tattoos will never die! By the way, twenty-four percent of Americans between 18 and 50 are tattooed! What's your take on tattoos…do you love them or hate them?  We like to hear your feed back!

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BICEPS AND TRICEPS: Intense Arm Training

Do you want bigger and stronger arms that rip through your shirt? Of course you do! Well, incorporate our Intense Arm Training workout routine that’s certain to spark growth and ignite pumps like never before to your biceps and triceps. Start off with the Standing Barbell or EZ-Bar Curls. Since you can move the most poundage with standing free-weight curls choose a very heavy weight so you reach failure within a relatively low rep range.

Biceps Training workout
Standing Barbell or EZ-Bar Curls 3 x 5-8 reps.

For both the Seated Alternating Dumbbell Curl and Preacher Curls the seated position reduces body swing. However, the alternating dumbbell arm curls and one-arm dumbbell preacher curls introduce a short rest period.

Seated Alternating Dumbbell Curl 3 x 8-10 reps
Preacher Curls 3 x 8-10 reps
One-Arm Dumbbell Preacher Curls 3x8-10 reps
Hammer Curls 3 x 8-10 reps
Concentration Curls 3 x 8-10 reps (2) 

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PLAYING SPORTS: Can Improve Your Health!

Sports and other physical activities have innumerable physical health benefits, including improved cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, bone health, increased life expectancy, and coronary health. Sports can also help prevent various types of cancer and weight gain and have positive effects on mental health by reducing depression and improving cognitive function.

Friday, January 9, 2015

THE EMPIRE: Normalizes gay romantic relationships

This week, Fox's Empire premiered on Fox to 9.8 million total viewers. As TVline notes, it's the network’s highest-rated series launch in three years (since Touch), and broadcast TV’s No. 2 debut of the season (trailing ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder).That's a game changer. Not only because it's the first TV show from director Lee Daniels. Or because it involves black Oscar-caliber actors working in the network TV idiom. But, as Kelly Carter wrote on BuzzFeed, it means Being Gay and Black on TV will never be the same."

The Empire is a musical soap opera that focuses on  Lucious (Terrence Howard) and his estranged ex-wife mother Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), and their three handsome sons: Andre (Trai Byers); Jamal (Jussie Smollett), and Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray).

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Flex of Body Boyz United 'Chest Workout'

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GYM ETIQUETTE: The 7 Rules of Gym Etiquette

Whether you realize it or not, you and those you share a gym with form a community. Making that community an entity that can work together for everyone’s benefit means following a few sensible rules—rules that aren’t posted on the walls of your gym but probably should be. Follow this simple code of conduct to ensure the safest, most productive—and least annoying- training environment for everyone around you. Go ahead and print these pages and tape them to the wall of your gym. It’s time everyone got the message.

GYM ETIQUETTE #1 'Don't hog the bench and a bunch of weights for yourself''
The first one should be the most obvious and self-explanatory, but many guys just don’t get it. The gym is a public space, and the weights and bench belong to everyone. If the gym is nearly empty, rest on the bench all you want or circuit train throughout the entire gym. But if it’s packed (as it is on most weeknights after working hours), don’t hog a bunch of equipment and bench for yourself. If you absolutely need several pairs of dumbbells for a long giant set, be prepared to let other people work in. The same applies with sharing the bench during your rest!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

BREATHE: Your way into better health!

Breathing is so natural, we hardly ever think about it. But have you ever wondered why your doctor ask you to take breathe in deep breathe and exhale slowly?...What are they looking for, and why does it feel like this is the first time you really BREATHE?  Well, every part of the body is affected by breathing properly.  And there's a way to do it right and incorrectly

The Importance of Breathing Properly

Dr. Adrew Weil said: "Improper breathing is a common cause of ill health. If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply to learn how to breathe correctly. There's no single more powerful--or more simple--daily practice to further your health and well-being than breath-work." Dr. Weil, author of "Breathing: The Master Key to Self-Healing," claims that because breathing is a controllable event that can be regulated, it's useful for attaining a relaxed and centered state of mind.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

LEG PRESS MACHINE: For greater emphasis on the quadriceps

Leg press machines provide an alternative to the traditional squat by bringing the weight to you. These machine types feature either a 45-degree tilted “sled” that features a platform and moving weight rack or a lever platform that moves horizontally from a seated position. The leg press machine has some distinct advantages over other exercises and machines like it, especially for its muscle targeting purposes. The leg press machine acts as a guide to proper leg and back positioning for you as you work your quadriceps.  Body Boyz United workout plan:

Emphasizing the Quadriceps

The quadriceps muscles are a group of four muscles in the front of your thighs that help you kick and lift your legs. Although the action of a leg press machine may closely mirror a squat, the leg press machine places greater emphasis on the quadriceps, according to “Muscle & Fitness” magazine. While you utilize less stabilizer muscles, such as the glutes and hamstrings, having your legs in the air and pushing against the platform places greater emphasis on the thighs. When you are really working to build your quadriceps, the leg press machine especially targets these muscles.

Foot Position Changes

The leg press machine typically features a wide platform that allows you to change your foot positioning to target different aspects of your legs. For example, moving your feet higher up on the platform helps to target your butt muscles in addition to your thighs. If you move your feet lower on the platform, you will further target your quadriceps muscles. 

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Monday, January 5, 2015

STRETCHING: Is best after your warm-up and workout

Stretching used to be considered the main activity before a workout. That has all changed now. Stretching is still a beneficial activity prior to working out, but only after you have sufficiently warmed up. The reason for this is that stretching cold muscles can directly contribute to pulled and torn muscles. It's also now known that stretching is important after a workout as well. Stretching properly may reduce muscle injuries and provide benefits like increased flexibility and joint range of motion, correct exercise posture and relaxed muscles.

Stretching Tips
1.      Maintain each stretch for 10-30 seconds. Holding a stretch for any less won't sufficiently lengthen the muscle. Stretch the muscles gradually and don't force it. Avoid bobbing or bouncing while stretching for this may damage the muscle you are stretching.
2.      Practice equality. Make sure you stretch both sides equally, so all of your muscles are evenly ready for action.
3.      Stop if it hurts. If you have reached a point in your stretch where it hurts, relax to where it feels comfortable and hold the stretch.
4.      Remember to breathe. Breathing is a necessary part of any workout, including stretching.

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WARM-UP: Your body before any physical activity

It's important to warm up your body before any physical activity. Warming up goes a long way toward preparing the body for exercising, both physically and mentally. Most importantly, it can help prevent injuries. The term "warm-up" describes many light-aerobic and cardiovascular activities, which should last about 5-10 minutes, and done before stretching. Yes, stretching works best when performed after warming up. When you warm up, you are literally warming up the temperature of both your body and your muscles in preparation for your intense gym workout.

Benefits of Warming up:
·         increases your heart and respiratory rate
·         boosts the amount of nutrients and oxygen delivered to your muscles
·         prepares the body for a demanding workout
·         makes it easier to burn calories
·         extends your workout

Types of Warm-Ups:
Is simply the activity you are about to do but at a slower pace.
Brisk Run or Sprints:  If you're about to go for a brisk run or sprint, warm up with a light jog.
Weight Training: Lift and lower your weights slowly. If you have to swing to get the weight up, chances are you're using too much weight.

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Friday, January 2, 2015

The perfect time to get fit!

Model: Glenn Miller - Photo by: Steven Williams

It's a New Year! That means its the perfect time to be committed to a new fitness lifestyle! In your quest for a better and healthier you, its important to set small goals that you can achieve. Also, its important to have a fitness plan. We recommend starting with Body Boyz United fitness model "Glenn Miller Weekly Workout Plan." Glenn Miller's workout plan is great for beginner and intermediate trainers. The plan covers all the muscle groups in a simple four (4) day week exercise regimen, and the fifth day as a mix and match to work on muscle groups that need extra attention. Also, remember a healthy diet with daily vitamins and supplements are equally important. For this and  other workout plans visit: Body Boyz United   ~ Empowering U2B-Body Fit! Follow us: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter