Rocco Marinelli

Rocco Marinelli

Rocco is the VP here at QuirkyByte, and he has been writing since he could hold a crayon. He is a huge fan of music, nature, the arts and anything unique, or creative. Physical fitness is also a passion for him. Currently Rocco resides in upstate New York.
  • Jan- 2017 -
    10 January
    FitnessPhoto of 4 Amazing Fat Burning Activities To Do In Winter

    4 Amazing Fat Burning Activities To Do In Winter

    I’m sure many of you made some vows/resolutions to get in shape during 2017. But with the cold temps and the short amount of daylight, it might be difficult to get/stay motivated. Here are four fat burning activities to do in winter, that will raise your heart rate and burn off those calories you accumulated over the holidays. Shovel Snow Depending…

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  • Mar- 2016 -
    12 March
    MoviesPhoto of Different Avatars of The Hulk

    Different Avatars of The Hulk

    The Hulk is a fictional superhero that showed up in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, making his first appearance in The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962). Over the years the Hulk is portrayed as a big green monster that has superhuman strength and power, traits that grow increasingly…

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  • 11 March
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    8 Spring Break Mistakes

    [tps_header]Spring break is a U.S. phenomenon and an academic tradition which started in the United States and is observed in some other western countries. Spring break it is also known by names such as Easter vacation, Easter Holiday, March break, spring vacation, Mid-Term Break, study week, reading week, reading period, or Easter week, depending on regional conventions. However, these vacations…

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  • Feb- 2016 -
    27 February
    NewsPhoto of 10 Signs That You Might Have a Drinking Problem

    10 Signs That You Might Have a Drinking Problem

    Alcohol is probably the most acceptable, yet dangerous drug known to  societies around the world. People have imbibed for thousands of years, it is a rite of passage for teenagers and college students. We drink in celebration and we drink to help ease the pain of grief. However, millions of people have found themselves caught up in the disease of…

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  • 26 February
    FitnessPhoto of 5 Ways To Make Light Weight Feel Heavy

    5 Ways To Make Light Weight Feel Heavy

    It is universally understood that the use of progressively heavier weights in your program is what is necessary to make gains. If you were to use the same poundage, doing the same exercises, you would quickly plateau and your gains would become non-existent. But what if you don’t have access to a gym with hundreds of plates laying around, or…

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  • 23 February
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    14 Little Known Lady Gaga Facts

    Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her self-empowering messages, fashion, and live performances. Gaga initially performed in theater, appearing in high school plays, and studied at CAP21 through NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical career. With…

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  • 23 February
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    Coldplay’s 2016 “A Head Full of Dreams” Tour Dates

    Coldplay is a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. Will Champion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey is often…

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  • 22 February
    NewsPhoto of Fight Night 83- “What’s Up Mario?”

    Fight Night 83- “What’s Up Mario?”

    Last night in Pittsburgh, Pa. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone defeated Alex Oliviera due to a triangle choke. Referee Mario Yamasaki was later criticized by Dana White for failing to stop the fight after Oliviera tapped three times, but he waited till 10 taps and Cerronne had to point at his hand. Take a look and see what you think.   Yamasaki…

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  • 21 February
    NewsPhoto of 30+ Years of Metallica

    30+ Years of Metallica

    Metallica was born in October of 1981, when drummer Lars Ulrich got together with guitarist/singer James Hetfield. The two recruited Hetfield’s friend and housemate Ron McGovney to play bass, Dave Mustaine to play lead guitar, and took the name Metallica after a suggestion from Bay Area metal scene friend Ron Quintana. They started warming up for bands in LA’s metal…

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  • 19 February
    NewsPhoto of “You got baby nuts, Dada” Bellator 149

    “You got baby nuts, Dada” Bellator 149

    On Feb 19th, there will be some serious cage action courtesy of Bellator. Bellator 149 will feature two of MMA’s legends and two clowns. Headlining the main event are none other than Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock! The clowns are Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000. In case you haven’t seen this yet, this is what Kimbo had to say to…

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  • 16 February
    NewsPhoto of Ragnar…or Rollo? Which Viking Will Go To Valhalla?

    Ragnar…or Rollo? Which Viking Will Go To Valhalla?

    [tps_header]Vikings is an Irish-Canadian historical drama television series written and created by Michael Hirst for the television channel History. Filmed in Ireland, it premiered on 3 March 2013 in the U.S. and Canada. Vikings is inspired by the sagas of Ragnar Lothbrok one of the best-known legendary Norseman heroes and notorious as the scourge of England and France. The show portrays Ragnar as a former farmer who rises…

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  • 5 February
    NewsPhoto of What We Should Know About the Zika Virus

    What We Should Know About the Zika Virus

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. In May 2015, the Pan…

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  • Jan- 2016 -
    31 January
    NewsPhoto of Move Over Serena!

    Move Over Serena!

    Germany’s Angelique Kerber stunned world number one Serena Williams in three sets to win her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Kerber, seeded seventh, won a exciting final 6-4 3-6 6-4 at Melbourne Park. This is the first time a German has won a major singles title since Steffi Graf at the 1999 French Open.  Kerber is 28 years…

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  • 29 January

    9 All Natural Antibiotics

    Antibiotics or antibacterials are a type of antimicrobial used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infection. They may either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. Several antibiotics are also effective against fungi and protozoans, and some are toxic to humans and animals, even when given in therapeutic dosages. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses such as the common cold or influenza, and may be harmful when…

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  • 28 January
    NewsPhoto of The Fourth Season of Vikings Approaches!

    The Fourth Season of Vikings Approaches!

    The fourth season of the Canadian-Irish historical drama television series “Vikings” is set to premiere on February 18, 2016 on the History Channel in Canada and in the United States. The season will consist of a double order of 20 episodes, which are to be split into two parts of 10 episodes, with the second half set to air later in 2016. Filmed in…

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  • 27 January
    NewsPhoto of The NFL’s Super Bowl 50

    The NFL’s Super Bowl 50

    This year will be the 50th Super Bowl, or the National Football League championship game. The National Football Conference (NFC) champion Carolina Panthers will play the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos to decide the league champion for the 2015 NFL season. The game is scheduled to be played on February 7, 2016, at 6:30 pm Eastern time at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. CBS will…

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  • 26 January
    FitnessPhoto of Fitness for Seniors

    Fitness for Seniors

    In my last post, “Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2016,” the #8 position was fitness programs for the elderly. Which I personally thought was great! The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and HelpAge  International released a fact-finding report on aging, Ageing in the 21st Century, in 2012. Some of the more interesting findings were as follows. By 2020 there will be over…

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  • 25 January
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    10 of History’s Mysteries

    Many strange occurrences have happened throughout the course of man’s existence on this planet. Mysteries that have tried to be solved by some of the best scholars and historians for centuries. Some are ancient, some are current, but these next 10 mysteries will likely never be explained. The assassination of John F. Kennedy JFK, was an American politician who served…

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  • 22 January
    FitnessPhoto of Top 10 Fitness Trends For 2016

    Top 10 Fitness Trends For 2016

    The annual survey of worldwide fitness trends is now in its 10th year, and this time with some very surprising results. In 2014, high-intensity interval training took over the no. 1 spot that was previously held by educated, certified, and experienced fitness professionals, HIIT held that position since 2008 and now appears at no. 5. Body weight training took over…

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  • 20 January
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    All The Rock Stars Are Leaving

    The rockers we’ve lost in 2015 include a number of great artists and important contributors. They range from early rock ‘n’ roll pioneers and key industry figures, to trusted members of bands that helped shape rock music as we know it. It started with the sad news that Irwin Steinberg, a legend at the Mercury and Polydor labels, had died.…

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  • 19 January
    NewsPhoto of Several Reasons Why Conor McGregor Is a Bad Mofo

    Several Reasons Why Conor McGregor Is a Bad Mofo

    Conor Anthony McGregor  (born 14 July 1988) is an Irish mixed martial artis twho competes in the featherweight and lightweight divisions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the current UFC Featherweight Championand the former Cage Warriors featherweight and lightweight champion. As of 14 December 2015, he is No. 3 in the official UFC pound-for-pound rankings and ranked as the…

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  • 2 January
    FitnessPhoto of Consistency in Fitness for 2016

    Consistency in Fitness for 2016

    Happy New Year everyone! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? New job, new relationship, new location… maybe get in shape? That’s great! Every year, people across the globe use the calendar as an extra motivator to change the things we don’t like about our present lives, and the situation we are in. Unfortunately, these positive resolutions are often discarded…

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  • Dec- 2015 -
    29 December
    FitnessPhoto of Do Genetics Really Matter In Bodybuilding?

    Do Genetics Really Matter In Bodybuilding?

    It been a popular opinion among bodybuilders that the world’s top physiques are made and not born. That having less than perfect genetics only slow down the development of muscular greatness, while never preventing huge gains. This suggests that with a great deal of commitment, Woody Allen could have competed with Arnold, or Peewee Herman would be able to hold…

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  • 23 December
    SocietyPhoto of 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Christmas

    7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Christmas

    First of all, I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas! Obviously the word “Christmas” has significance to Christians since it is the recognized day of the birth of Jesus Christ, however people around the world have celebrated this day historically, even though they might not be practicing Christians. I did a little research on this holiday and…

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  • 15 December
    FitnessPhoto of 5 Fitness Friendly Hotel Chains

    5 Fitness Friendly Hotel Chains

    Back in the day, if you had a job that required you to be on the road, it was sometimes difficult to find a hotel that offered a fitness facility. Maybe there were a couple of treadmills, or if you were lucky, there was an old universal machine. But thankfully, those days are over. The hotel industry has recognized that…

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  • 10 December
    NewsPhoto of Seven Reasons Why  Adele Is the Baddest Diva On the Planet

    Seven Reasons Why Adele Is the Baddest Diva On the Planet

        Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on 5 May 1988 in Tottenham, London. Growing up Adele spent most of her time singing rather than reading; the last book she read was Roald Dahl‘s “Matilda“ when she was six years old. She obviously didn’t need to. She is the female boss of the recording industry, shattering records left and right.…

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  • 9 December
    FitnessPhoto of D.C. Training Simplified

    D.C. Training Simplified

    D.C. Training was the invention of Dante Trudel and was popular in the early 2000s. Also known as Doggcrapp Training, (though I’m not sure why?) DC will definitely pack on size and strength if followed properly. The fundamental principles of DC training include: – Heavy weights Rest pause sets Low volume, high frequency workouts Deep stretching Heavy Weights- If you…

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  • 7 December
    NewsPhoto of Rethink Your Skin Care Products

    Rethink Your Skin Care Products

    The global skin care products industry revenue is forecast to reach an estimated $102.3 billion in 2018 with good growth over the next five years. Rising living standards and increased spending power are anticipated to drive demand for newer skin care products. Asia Pacific (APAC) is expected to drive the industry followed by Europe over the next five years. The…

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  • 7 December
    MoviesPhoto of The Amazing Lazlo

    The Amazing Lazlo

    Want to bend your mind? Want Lazlo to do it for you? Here’s the deal…Ambrus and Lazlo are not from this world. They were sent to planet Earth to collect souls, 666 of them to be exact. If they succeed, their Master will be given our planet to reign over. However, if they fail, their planet will be destroyed. It’s…

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  • Nov- 2015 -
    13 November
    Science and MysteryPhoto of 8 Facts About Global Warming That Should Get You Hot

    8 Facts About Global Warming That Should Get You Hot

    Global warming is the term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere and its oceans, a change that is believed to be permanently changing the Earth’s climate. Some people believe global warming is a myth designed to shut down big corporations. However, there is ever-increasing statistics that prove that our planet is gradually…

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  • 7 November
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    7 Diets You Should Never Do

    Over the years, diet plans have been formulated out of a variety of nonsensical theories. Every year, dozens of new claims are made, usually producing less than desirable results. However, people will try them, just because they feel it is the quickest, easiest way to lose weight. Because c’mon, “who wants to actually work out and develop a nutrition plan…

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  • 6 November
    FitnessPhoto of The 3 P’s of Bodybuilding (and Life)

    The 3 P’s of Bodybuilding (and Life)

    There are many different theories and methods when it comes to weight training and bodybuilding. Go to any bodybuilding forum and there are thousands of opinions, giving advice on what you should do. Open any of the magazines and between the pages of ads for supplements, you have elite level athletes on the juice talking about insane training methods. There…

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  • 3 November
    NewsPhoto of 5 Examples of the Worlds Special Forces (CQB)

    5 Examples of the Worlds Special Forces (CQB)

    Man has been fighting hand to hand for a very long time. Before he figured out how to throw a rock at someone, he probably bitch-slapped his neighbor over something. As we evolved and progressed, we quickly learned how to make weapons, with every improvement becoming more and more lethal. Look at where we are today, with smart bombs and…

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  • Oct- 2015 -
    28 October
    NewsPhoto of 8 Natural Remedies to Help Shed Pounds and Find Energy

    8 Natural Remedies to Help Shed Pounds and Find Energy

    Let’s face it, today’s world is a difficult place to live in. It takes a toll on our metabolism and our energy levels. Stress from work/school, poor eating/sleeping habits and any of life’s other numerous hassles have caused most of the society to be stressed out, overweight and tired. Both obesity and fatigue are closely related in terms of how…

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  • 25 October
    SocietyPhoto of 10 Selfies That Should Have Been Kept To Themselves!

    10 Selfies That Should Have Been Kept To Themselves!

    Selfies. Everyone, everywhere has done them. We do them alone and we do them with friends. I’m pretty sure that all of us have taken a selfie, looked at it and decided,  “maybe I should throw this one out.” Well, some people apparently either don’t care, or are confused about what they think looks good enough to share with the…

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  • 22 October
    FitnessPhoto of 6 Ways to Refuel, Re-energize, and Recover

    6 Ways to Refuel, Re-energize, and Recover

    We all know by now that to achieve weight loss and fitness goals, exercise is key. However, what you do between your workouts is just as important. Having adequate time to recover, will not only optimize your results but also decrease the risk of injury. Everyone is different and will respond differently to both stimulus and recovery. There is no…

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  • 20 October
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    Virgilante (The Intro)

    To get the right vibe, hit “Play.” The first time he hit him with the steel, it stuck. So, he twisted it less than a quarter of an inch and leaned a little closer…” How’s that feel?” Virgil whispered. The combined looks of pain, fear, and confusion that registered across Olav’s face brought nothing but a sincere depiction of child-like…

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  • 17 October
    QuirkyByte SassyPhoto of Top 10 Female Fitness Models Who Can Sell Anything With Their Body

    Top 10 Female Fitness Models Who Can Sell Anything With Their Body

    When you think of models, what names come to mind? Kate Upton, Cindy Crawford? Many of us picture skinny little things walking down a runway right? Well, the fitness industry has exploded across the world in recent years and with it comes to a new type of model. These are the top 10 models in terms of popularity and pay.…

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  • 16 October
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    6 Misconceptions About Weight Loss

    I recently came across a great book, “Physiology and Fitness” written by Dean Hodgkin. He is considered an international fitness expert and has given seminars in 136 countries. In this book, he covers a myriad of fitness related topics and this particular section seemed like it should be brought to more people’s attention.  Here is a brief overview of what I…

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  • 14 October
    NewsPhoto of The Body Weight Planner

    The Body Weight Planner

    [tps_header]Forget about the number 2,000, there is a new government calculator that uses the latest research to give you an exact calorie count and exercise regimen you’ll need to achieve your weight loss goals.[/tps_header] The calculator, called the Body Weight Planner, is now available online for public use, but the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been using it for…

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  • 14 October
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    The 5 Richest Indian-Americans

    [tps_header]Five Indian-Americans have been listed by “Forbes Magazine.” This is a list of 400 billionaires, topped by Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.[/tps_header] [tps_title]1)Bharat Desai[/tps_title] Silicon Valley venture capitalist and founder of IT major Syntel. Rank: 239 | Net worth: $2 billion Desai, 59, is the chairman and co-founder of Syntel, which he started in 1980 with his wife while earning…

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  • 12 October
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    5 Fundamentals For Losing Weight

    If you are just starting to work out, your mission may be to lose weight and fat, or maybe you are just focusing on the idea of fat loss. Some individuals start out aiming to simply increase their exercise as much as possible, while others start cutting back on what they eat. Both methods can be effective for promoting fat loss,…

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  • 9 October
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    Top Five Diet Plans of 2015

    [tps_header]Almost everywhere you look these days, you will  see, or hear an ad proclaiming it is the best diet plan to lose weight. Some are ridiculous, “Lose 20lbs in one week!” Some only offer extraordinarily bland foods, ie “The Cabbage Diet.” However, there are some diet plans out there that are healthy, allow you to eat a variety of foods,…

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  • 7 October
    SocietyPhoto of Thank a Teacher

    Thank a Teacher

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said up to 10.9 million teachers need to be hired worldwide by 2020 to meet the goal of universal primary education for all.  Early Childhood Education was highlighted for the October  5th Commemoration. World Teacher’s day has been held on this date since 1994 Do you know what totalitarian governments do first when…

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  • 6 October
    Science and MysteryPhoto of 7 Mysterious Structures

    7 Mysterious Structures

    Why do humans construct things, then mysteriously walk away from them as if they never existed? Financial, societal, or the presence of something we can’t explain, all are reasons that attribute to the demise of these 7 mysterious structures. Check them out. 1) San Zhi City, UFO Pods, Taiwan Taiwan’s other-worldly “ruins of the future” are a set of pod-like buildings…

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  • 5 October
    FitnessPhoto of 5 Awesome Exercises For Your Back

    5 Awesome Exercises For Your Back

    A lot of guys train their “Beach Muscles.” Every day is “chest day,” or “arms day.” I used to see it all the time when I went to commercial gyms. There was always some clown doing curls in the squat rack for an hour. But if you want to put on size and strength you had better hit your back,…

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  • 3 October
    FitnessPhoto of 3 Ways To Turn Your Calves Into Cows

    3 Ways To Turn Your Calves Into Cows

    Hey fitness freaks, when is the last time you gave serious consideration to your calf muscles? They are constantly used when we walk, run, or even stand. They provide stability and aid in our balance, yet sometimes we don’t train them like we should. The quads and hammies seem to be the focus of much of our leg work. I…

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  • Sep- 2015 -
    25 September
    FitnessPhoto of 7 of the Best Bodyweight Exercises Out There

    7 of the Best Bodyweight Exercises Out There

    If you don’t belong to a gym, or your schedule doesn’t allow you to train on a regular basis, I have some good news for you. With the simple investment of a pull-up bar, I will show you 7 of the best bodyweight exercises out there. Not only will these target almost every major muscle group of your body, they…

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  • 22 September
    FitnessPhoto of 5 Fitness Related Careers You Can Get Certified For

    5 Fitness Related Careers You Can Get Certified For

    So, you take care of your body… you work out, eat right and make healthy lifestyle choices, that’s great! Have you ever considered having a fitness related career? There are many accredited schools available, where you can study at your own pace, from the comfort of your home, and get certified. I’m going to show you five options you may…

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  • 18 September
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    5 Facets of Creativity

      I believe that we all have the potential for creativity. As children, we are encouraged to explore all of the realms of our imagination and develop our talents. As we grow older though, these creative urges are sometimes repressed by feelings of “I’m not good enough.”   Imagine if some of the most widely respected creative geniuses in history…

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  • 16 September
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    6 Benefits of HIIT

    HIIT, or (high intensity, interval training) has become a popular form of training within the last few years. It is arguably one of the best methods of burning fat/losing weight out there at this time. Basically, you do repeated bursts of high intensity effort, followed by different periods of rest/recovery. The intense work periods may range from 5 seconds to…

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  • 10 September
    FitnessPhoto of 5 Supplements You Don’t Need To Succeed In Bodybuilding

    5 Supplements You Don’t Need To Succeed In Bodybuilding

    Open any one of the popular bodybuilding magazines today and you will see full-color ads on every other page screaming ridiculous claims. “Gain 20 lbs of muscle in 12 weeks!” or “Boost your Testosterone by 400%!” We have to remember that the ads are how the magazines make their money. The elite bodybuilders featured in these magazine are sponsored by…

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  • 3 September
    FitnessPhoto of 6 Full-Body Complex Barbell Exercises

    6 Full-Body Complex Barbell Exercises

    In today’s hectic world, time is truly of the essence. School, work, family etc. all take up some of the valuable 24 hours that make up your day. So how do you make time to fit in that workout that you know you need to do? The answer to this my friends is complex barbell workouts! Complex barbell routines are…

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  • 2 September
    SocietyPhoto of 5 Athletes Who Changed Their Genders

    5 Athletes Who Changed Their Genders

    By now, the everyone knows about former Olympic champion, Bruce Jenner’s  transformation into Caitlyn Jenner. In April of 2015, the former decathalon star of the 1976 Olympics “came out” during a “20/20″ interview with Diane Sawyer, saying she had gender dysmorphia since childhood and that,”for all intents and puposes, I’m a woman.” This obviously threw the world for a loop,…

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  • Aug- 2015 -
    31 August
    FitnessPhoto of 5 Cardio Workouts You Can Do At Home

    5 Cardio Workouts You Can Do At Home

    Hey guys, by now I have come to the understanding that many of you are serious about your physical fitness and are interested in ways to continually improve and better your physical well-being. That’s awesome! Since I don’t know the amount of knowledge you have on these topics, I’m going to keep things in their simplest form. I apologize if…

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  • 28 August
    NewsPhoto of 4 Seasons in the Adirondack Mountains, New York

    4 Seasons in the Adirondack Mountains, New York

      The Adirondack Park is located in upstate New York, in the U.S. It covers approximately 6.1 million acres of land, which is more than Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon and the Great Smoky Mountains combined! 57% of the land is privately owned and it contains 102 towns and villages, one of which I happened to grow up in.…

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  • 27 August
    FitnessPhoto of 16 Stretches You Should Incorporate In Your Routine

    16 Stretches You Should Incorporate In Your Routine

    Hello again! In my last few fitness articles, we have gone over different exercises to help strengthen your body, using a variety of methods and movements, either with weights, or just using body weight alone. It occurred to me that until now, I haven’t gone into the importance of stretching and the correct ways to incorporate it into your training,…

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  • 25 August
    FitnessPhoto of 10 Exercises That Will Tighten Your Core

    10 Exercises That Will Tighten Your Core

    Hey guys (and gals), last week I showed you 5 tests you could try to see if your core was where it needed to be, in terms of strength and stability. Well, how did you do? I’m assuming that many of you realized that there was some room for improvement in regards to this topic and that’s why you are here.…

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  • 23 August
    Science and MysteryPhoto of 5 Concerns About CERN

    5 Concerns About CERN

    Sitting astride the Franco-Swiss border, near Geneva, sits the CERN laboratory. It was founded in 1954 as one of Europe’s first joint ventures, ratified by 12 Western European nations, and now has 21 additional member states. source CERN stands for, “Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire.”  Translated, this means The European Organization for Nuclear Research. They operate the largest particle physics…

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  • 21 August
    FitnessPhoto of 5 Tests To Check Your Core Strength

    5 Tests To Check Your Core Strength

    By now most of us have heard the term “core” and why it is so important to strengthen it. The definition of core is “the central, innermost, or most important part of anything.” The core of the human body protects our vital organs and spine, helps us to maintain balance and provides stability in our daily movements. Practitioners of the…

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  • 20 August
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    Making the World a Little Smaller With Music

    Music is the universal social network. I can’t think of any culture that hasn’t used the rhythm of a drum, or the melody of an instrument to aid in their communication of messages and emotions to each other and the Gods they worship. People all over the world sing when they are celebrating and they sing when they feel sorrow.…

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  • 19 August
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    Smart Bodybuilding Tips For Beginners

    Here’s the scenario, you’ve been training for around a year, you read all the bodybuilding mags and try one routine after another. You spend your money on supplements and drink gallons of milk. You made some gains in the first few months, but now nothing seems to be working. You’re lifts aren’t going up and your size has stayed the…

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  • 17 August
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    Keeping Kids Fit

    America is in the grips of an epidemic. Its not measles, malaria, or influenza… its obesity. More than two thirds of Americans are obese, making them the heavy-weights of the world. This isn’t just a problem for adults however, over 30% of kids in the U.S. struggle with weight and staying fit as well. These numbers have nearly tripled since…

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  • 5 August
    FitnessPhoto of 5 Tips To Improve Your Squat

    5 Tips To Improve Your Squat

    source If you are truly serious about your training, then you know about Leg Day, and if you are serious about Leg Day, then you will squat. The squat is the grandaddy of all leg exercises. Nothing will employ the hamstrings, glutes and quads quite like this movement. Plus, let’s be real, no one wants to look like this! source…

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  • Jul- 2015 -
    31 July
    NewsPhoto of 9 American Muscle Cars To Get Your Motor Running!

    9 American Muscle Cars To Get Your Motor Running!

    [tps_header] The 1960’s were an interesting time in America. In the beginning, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were at the forefront of the British Invasion that hit the airwaves of radios across the country. source Then came the Vietnam Conflict, costing the U.S. millions of dollars and thousands of young lives each year. In 1969, Jimi Hendrix’s Strat screamed…

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  • 23 July
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    9 Awkward Moments

    No one likes to feel awkward. Whether its a clumsy move, a poor choice of words, or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time, we have all experienced those moments when we really wish there was a place to hide. Let’s take a peek into the awkward moments of somebody else’s lives, interesting how it becomes funny…

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  • 21 July
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    Diet Principles From The Iron Addict

    Wesely Silveira, aka Iron Addict, was the owner/founder of IronAddicts.com. During his career, he trained 1000’s of clients, from the beginner, to the professionals in bodybuilding and power lifting at the upper echelon. His knowledge and insight into training and nutrition has been shared to millions of readers through his contributions to seven different forums. But IronAddicts.com was his. When…

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  • 20 July

    15 Shades of Gray

    When E. L. James released her book “50 Shades of Grey,” millions of readers were introduced to a different side of seduction and passion, as the darker, secretive world of B&D was illuminated for the general public. Over 100 million copies of the “50 Shades Trilogy “have been sold worldwide. I want to show you 15 more shades of gray…

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  • 18 July
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    10 Champions You Probably Have Never Heard Of

    Everyone loves a winner. When an athlete reaches the pinnacle of their career, it seems that the public really sits up and takes notice. Their face is captured and seen all over the media, commercials are made, and the royalties and endorsements come pouring in. We all know the superstars like Serena, Christiano, LeBron and Tiger, but lets take a…

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  • 16 July
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    9 Examples of Extremes

      For people to live balanced, healthy lives, it has been recommended to do all things in moderation. Excess of anything, is usually detrimental to the state of our overall well-being. Whether its work, alcohol, food, or sunshine, warnings of excess leading to disaster are everywhere. Yet, some people traditionally ignore the warning labels and take things to an even…

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