Sunday, September 27, 2009

Flat Abs Without Crunches

So you know I'm a big fan of the Crunchless Abs program. It's the smartest workout series I've ever tried. Crunchless Abs demonstrates workouts for real people - starting from the ground up and getting more advanced as you get stronger. It really pushes you toward flat abs in a supportive way and without crunches. But I just ran across this new product, also from Linda LaRue: Core Transformer. Do you know what it is? I haven't clicked around yet. It looks like a fancy resistance band type of tool - have you tried it?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Healthy Weightloss: Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Haven't you always wondered how much weight a person can reasonably expect to lose in a week? I sure have. And you know what? It isn't much! Only a pound or two. Here's a great piece about healthy weightloss on Crunchless Abs creator Linda LaRue points out invaluable pieces to the weightloss conundrum. Check it out, especially if you've been discouraged about your weightloss rate. Turns out, you might actually be doing it the right way!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Recycle Energy

OK, so some of us are the smarty-pants types who are using the Crunchless Abs program at home. Yay for us. Because we're not spending big bucks on gym memberships, driving the gym, etc. But here's the coolest thing. Linda LaRue just wrote about this gym that captures the energy people are spending in cycling classes and using it to power the gym and sending excess energy back to the grid. Way Cool!! We need to implement more of these innovative ways of recycling energy!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Green Your Workout

Linda LaRue has got it going on. I stumbled upon this list of hers that details ways to get you all greened up. These Green Workout Tips are SO easy and can make a massive difference. The one I want to point up right now is how we should all stop using disposable plastic water bottles. They are a ridiculous waste of natural resources and are filling up the landfills like nobody's business. We all know that. But an even scarier part of the problem is that many of those plastics contain endocrine disruptors that are causing frightening, irreversible genetic defects in our children. Bisphenol A is an example of an endocrine disruptor that is super common (it's even in the lining of all those canned foods in your pantry) that causes irregularities in the reproductive systems of boys. OK, so this blog entry isn't exactly about Crunchless Abs, is it? No, but it's an issue that is slowly emerging as a topic of great concern in some science circles and is hitting the major media outlets, albeit slowly. Read a little bit about it, won't you? I've got my stainless steel water bottle all picked out. Very cute!