Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 28

Follow SOS Life on Facebook

You can now follow Symbol of Strength Life on Facebook. Follow the link below to access it: Symbol of Strength Life Facebook Page

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Apr 28

Brett’s Boot Camp Workout #10

Segment 1: Warm up (5 minutes) Two Laps Around Outer Hallway Segment 2 (15 minutes): Tabatas: 5 intervals of 20 seconds “sprint pace” and 10 seconds of rest performed back to back. Exercises: Push ups, Squats, Burpees, Planks, Squat Jumps, Lunges *Example: Push ups: perform push ups as fast as you can for 20 seconds …

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Apr 25

The Fat We Need: Fish Oil

Many supplements have very conflicting study as to their effectiveness or possibly even safety. Therefore, supplements should be consumed with caution, both for your physical and fiscal health. It is typically best, to make decisions on supplements that have been widely studied by researchers. One such supplement that has become a research darling is Fish …

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Apr 22

The Miracle Elixir: Green Tea

For those of you not yet drinking green tea, now is the time to start. Just this week I read a short commentary in Men’s Health Magazine citing a new European Study that demonstrated weight loss from green tea. Study participants that took a green tea supplement within two hours of eating actually increased fat …

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Apr 15

Treadmill Fat Buster

Treadmill Fat Busting Workout: The following workout can be applied to any piece of cardio equipment (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, etc). This workout is designed to elevate your metabolism through high intensity training. Your intensity will fluctuate throughout the workout with segments of strenuous intensity and recovery periods. Use the following format for any piece …

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Apr 15

Brett’s Boot Camp Home Workout #1

15 Minute Fat Burning Workout (No equipment needed): Due to the fact that we will not have workouts for over a week I felt it was necessary to provide two workouts that you can do at home. This workout requires no equipment other than a traditional clock or stopwatch. The second workout requires some form …

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Apr 14

Go Greek: Time to Examine Your Yogurt

Yogurt is a popular food often associated with healthy eating. However, as with all foods proposed to be healthy, the type of yogurt you consume must be examined. All too often many name brand and popular yogurts lack nutrtional value and are loaded with sugar. Greek yogurt is the most nutritious option available. Most greek …

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Apr 14

Brett’s Boot Camp Workout #9

Segment 1: Warm up (10 minutes) -Jog to Cafeteria Ramp (1-2) -Jog/Sprint up Ramp and Jog or Walk down Ramp continuously (5-6) -Jog to the Gym (1-2) Segment 2: Circuit (20 minutes) Perform Each Exercise for 10 repetitions except the ropes (50 reps). Perform as many sets as you can in the allotted time. Exercises: …

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Apr 11

Super Grain II: Amaranth

Amaranth is another grain that can be substituted for wheat in recipes. It is both high in protein and fiber. It was yet another grain heavily used by the Aztecs. In fact, Bob’s Red Mill indicates on their package that Spaniards outlawed the cultivation of Amaranth during their occupation of South America. It is my …

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Apr 11

Brett’s Boot Camp Workout #8

Segment 1: Warm up (5 minutes) One Lap Around Outer Hallway Segment 2 (10 minutes) Tabatas: 5 intervals of 20 seconds “sprint pace” and 10 seconds of rest performed back to back. Exercises: Push ups, Squats, Burpees, Planks *Example: Push ups: perform push ups as fast as you can for 20 seconds then rest for …

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