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Looking for a cardio workout that will drip the fat off and that will also change it up from the boring treadmill or elliptical?

Why Rowing?

Rowing is an all-over body workout because it’s cardio that utilizes your back, core and arms, says Claudia.

“[Rowing is] obviously excellent for cardio and you use, in order, your legs and then your back and then your arms. So there are other sports that are good [for fitness], but they usually focus on one or two body parts as opposed to all of them,” says Claudia.

In fact, rowing is not only a good workout for those who want to get in shape, it can also increase an athlete’s performance in other sports. “A lot of colleges are now having basketball teams sit on rowing machines to teach them body discipline,” says Claudia.

Another positive aspect of rowing is that it increases core strength. It also increases flexibility, balance, and can even be used in rehab for an injured shoulder or back. “I think it’s great, and you can do it forever,” says Claudia. “Once you learn how to row, you can do it when you’re 90.”

Prepare to Row [click to continue…]



The Truth About The Caveman Diet

So what makes this diet so popular? Well the title really says it all. The Caveman Diet or Paleo Diet as most refer to it by, is based on food the caveman ate back in the Paleolithic Age. The whole concept of this diet is to eat healthier by consuming the food that our bodies are intended to eat, food that is natural and comes from good old mother nature. In other words hunter gatherer foods, which is the only thing that was available to ancient man before the big agricultural boom some 10,000 years ago.

Contrary to what you may be thinking, cavemen were actually athletic individuals. Seeing as how they had to hunt and gather their food and even travel long distances at times to do so, made them very fit. The food that they ate played a big role in their athletic abilities as well as their health. Ancient man knew what foods to avoid in order to survive and got plenty of exercise.

So what does the caveman diet consist of? [click to continue…]



We all know good old fashioned milk can do us all the world of good but did you know? There is another type of milk actually much more beneficial in terms or properties? It may be a bit harder to find in the supermarket but well worth looking for a variety of great reasons.

It also tastes great! Well in this feature you’ll discover a lot more so read on and be prepared for some surprises along the way thanks to almond milk!

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10 teaspoons of SUGAR hit your system. This is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake, and the only reason you don’t VOMIT as a result of the overwhelming sweetness is because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.


Your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into FAT. [click to continue…]


Knowing the best heart rate to burn fat is crucial when you do cardio to get rid of some extra weight. Usually we tend to imagine that the more cardio, the more fat we burn. But is it always true?

The answer may surprise you as it surprised me when I found out.

I think it is normal to think that, if some cardio exercise burns some fat, much more cardio will burn much more fat.

It is not true, or at least it is true only in part.

More cardio clearly burns more fat than less cardio but only when you exercises at the same heart rate.

Pushing your body to exercise at a very high heart rate makes you burn more calories, this is true, but not so many from fat.

For example, exercising at 90% of your maximum heart rate will burn only around 15% of calories from fat. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t train at that intensity because it’s still a great workout for your heart which is the most important “muscle” of your body. [click to continue…]


Reasons to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Every Day

Apple cider vinegar is our new obsession in the Pumpd fit family.

I recently began taking apple cider vinegar shots (1 tablespoon) a few times a day for a quick and effective energy burst.

However, I’ve since discovered several other useful ways to incorporate apple cider vinegar (which I will refer to as ACV in the blog post going foward) into my daily routine.

ACV is just crazy effective for pretty much anything—your skin, your hair, your house, and even your pets can benefit from its qualities. Raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized, apple cider vinegar is so much more than a salad dressing!

1. Apple cider vinegar can detoxify your home.

It’s made from apple juice and is fermented to hard apple cider through a process. It’s then fermented a second time to become apple cider vinegar. By you using ACV instead of other products, we instantly decrease the consumption of unnatural chemicals in our homes and daily lives (thus reducing environmental elements that can be cancerous).

2. It will make your hair shine.

ACV can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing, and will boost your hair’s body and shine. I recommend recycling an old shampoo bottle, then filling it with 1/2 a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold water. Pour the solution through your hair after shampooing several times a week for dramatic results. [click to continue…]


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