Five Tips for Healthier Backs

Posted by on Apr 24, 2009 in Fitness |

It’s not uncommon for middle-aged persons to experience chronic back pain. Unfortunately, the careless actions that we take early in life can come back to haunt us later on, but if we know how to combat them, we can save ourselves half a lifetime of physical strain. At UltimateBodyPress.com, we understand the importance of a healthy back, and we’d like to share a few tips for keeping it in the best possible condition. When sitting...

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Want to look better, runner faster and feel great? Suck in your gut.

Posted by on Apr 20, 2009 in Fitness |

We have all done it before.  Someone is about to take a picture of you so you suck in your gut to look thinner.  You probably do the same thing when you look at yourself in the mirror.  Well guess what.  There is more to that reaction than vanity alone.  It is your mind telling your body to straighten up and it is a key change in your posture that you can practice ALL THE TIME.  The benefits are overwhelming and it won’t take a single extra...

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Who would you rather play like? Roger Federer or Jimi Hendrix

Posted by on Apr 16, 2009 in Fitness |

It may surprise you to find that many top athletes also enjoy playing music and vice versa. This is true because top athletes, musicians and artists all have something very important in common.  They all enjoy exploring their personal potential.  Whether you want to be a world class musician or an international sports star you will follow the same path to success.  This quest is called practice.  Practice is all about bringing yourself closer...

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Make Strength Training the Core of Your Fitness Plan

Posted by on Apr 15, 2009 in Fitness |

According to a recent report from the Mayo Clinic, researchers are finding that strength training is more important than ever for a stronger, leaner, and healthier body. “If you don’t do anything to replace the lean muscle you lose, you’ll increase the percentage of fat in your body,” says Edward Laskowski, M.D., a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and co-director of the...

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Homemade Protein Bars

Posted by on Apr 10, 2009 in Nutrition |

After a workout or while you’re on the go, it’s important to keep your body nourished and hydrated. While water may be easily accessible while you’re at the gym, food may not be. To ensure that your body is getting the protein and carbs it needs to keep going, use this recipe for homemade protein bars to boost your body no matter where you are. Simply toss a few squares into your bag and you’re good to go. Ingredients 1...

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