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What is the Best Exercise to Strengthen my Lower Abdominals?

February 21, 2014 |

DIAKADI DIY Tips Series: Episode 8

Author: Billy Polson

Many of us want to strengthen our lower abdominals and most of us NEED to strengthen our lower abdominals, but frequently gym goers are performing incorrect movements and exercises to remedy this situation.

In this segment of DIAKADI’s DIY Tips Series, Fitness Performance Coach Billy Polson explains the anatomy and structure of our abdominals and teaches the correct movements for strengthening these muscles while avoiding the error of building greater muscle imbalances in your body.

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Thankful for a Time of Change

December 3, 2012 |

Commit to Fit | Week 33-35

Author | Commit to Fit 2012 Winner, Karl Mason

Two weeks ago, for the first time during my participation in the Commit to Fit program, I plateaued and didn’t lose any weight during my weigh-in. Sarah, my nutritionist, advised that this is typical as individuals lose weight and is most likely attributed to the body adjusting to the changes which are happening to it. Sarah advised to expect additional plateaus in the remaining course of the program. I understood but was somewhat disappointed. On 12.01.12 when I weighed in, I lost an additional 4 ½ lbs. Total weight loss to date: 59.6lbs. No plateau this time. I was surprised but thankful, still feeling the Thanksgiving glow from last week’s holiday, a holiday very different for me this year compared to past Thanksgivings.

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Can a black sheep conquer Midoriyama?

July 27, 2012 | 3

Commit to Fit | Week 17-18

Author | Commit to Fit 2012 Winner, Karl Mason

All seems well and put together in the world of Karl at this point. Looks can be deceiving though. I will explain further so there are no misunderstandings. For the most part, some aspects are moving forward at a great pace and seem right on track. Other aspects of my life are suffering from my lack of attention to those areas.  I am still on track with the main goal of losing weight and building muscle. I have lost more weight over the last 2 weeks and down by a total of about 34 lbs (unofficially since I have not been weighed in at Eating Free in several weeks).

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Must-Needed Tips For A Gourmet Grilling Feast

July 5, 2012 |

Author | Sarah Koszyk Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Coach

The summer is here and grilling season is in full-fledge. For all those who love partaking in the all-American barbeque past-time, here are some gourmet grilling tips to keep your food flavorful, delicious, and healthy all in one perfect package.

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Happy Pride!

June 27, 2012 | 3

Commit to Fit | Week 13-15

Author | Commit to Fit 2012 Winner, Karl Mason

The past 3 weeks have been hellish and the most challenging as far as balancing my professional and private life. At times I didn’t know if I would make it through, but I did by taking one day at a time, taking some deep breaths and am stronger for it. One of the causalities of that challenge was my blog entries but they are back! Now that that mess is over and I am starting a new week, I am focusing my attention on the positive things that happened during the past three weeks and looking forward to the weeks ahead.  I have tried hard to put the last weeks behind me as I continue to break through my mental wall and two events stand out most for me as examples that there is light at the end of the tunnel for those of us that believe we can do it and make it happen.

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Stay Fresh. Stay Hydrated. Jazz Up Your Water.

June 4, 2012 |

Author | Sarah Koszyk

Hydration is necessary and water is essential for life. Up to 60% of the human body is comprised of water. We need water to balance our system, lubricate ourselves, assist with internal chemical reactions, regulate body temperature, and much, much more. Muscles are also comprised of water so the more muscle mass one has, the higher percentage of body water one will have. With all this important knowledge of water, are you drinking enough to maintain that daily balance?

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Manuel Villacorta Book Signing

May 15, 2012 |

DIAKADI is excited to announce that our nutrition partner, Manuel Villacorta who founded MV Nutrition and Eating Free, is having a book signing for his new book: Eating Free: The Carb Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep the Weight off for Good.  The signing will take place at Books Inc. at 2275 Market St. on May 17th at 7:30pm. Light appetizers and wine will be served.

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Making it Happen

April 20, 2012 |

Commit to Fit | Week 7

Author | Commit to Fit 2012 Winner, Karl Mason

Last Saturday, I had my second weigh-in at the Eating Free office with Sarah. I lost another 4.8 lbs for a grand total of -10 lbs in about 6 weeks. I was happy but knew I could push myself even more. I knew that there may be some obstacles in the upcoming week and I had to figure out how to deal with them though since I was going out of town. I kept wondering, “would this upcoming week derail my efforts so far?” Sarah provided some great advice and reminded me to make smart choices.

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