Recipe of the Week: The Best Healthy Chocolate Brownies

The Best Healthy Chocolate Brownies

BY LORI SHEMEK PH.D.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

-Hippocrates

Craving chocolate? Bake this ultimate healthy brownie for yourself or a group!

PLUS there will be plenty to share or give away this holiday season.

INGREDIENTS
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil
  • 4 Tablespoons raw honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon stevia powder
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar (optional – helps the brownies rise)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (175C).
  2. Mix all the ingredients together well (add in the baking soda last).
  3. Pour into 12 muffin cups
  4. Bake at 350ºF for 17 minutes.

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Recipe of the Week: Yogurt Covered-Strawberries

Yogurt Covered-Strawberries

BY LORI SHEMEK PH.D.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

-Hippocrates

Easy, Quick, Delicious, and Healthy,Yogurt-Covered
Strawberries are the ultimate guilt-free sweet treats.
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Container Greek yogurt
  • 1 Fresh ripe strawberries

DIRECTIONS

  1. Slice strawberries in half.
  2. Spoon Greek yogurt into a shallow dish.
  3. Dip strawberries in the yogurt, and thoroughly coat.
  4. Place dipped strawberries in a plastic storage container lined with wax paper, and freeze.

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It’s important to stop by from to time to time to add a new experience or give people a cool tip that will make their workout easier, and more efficient.
Let your opinion be known. Also, you may be surprised when you see a certain tip from the community.

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21 Day Extreme Lean Halloween Challenge: FINAL COUNTDOWN

21 Day Extreme Lean Halloween Challenge

Final Cchallenge Countdown!

💥☠️💥 Keep it up challengers!! Zombie, and ghost trainers may scare you, but the thought of another Halloween costume not looking its best should send chills down your spine. 👻 BOO! 👻

Don’t forget, the 21 Day Extreme Lean Halloween participant who loses the most body weight/fat will receive a FULL REFUND for the cost of the challenge. 💰

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Animal Style… Isn’t What You Think It Is

Animal Style… Isn’t What You Think It Is

The Ways Animal Style Workouts Can Increase Gym Productivity

By Siarra T. Mong


When you see the phrase, “Animal Style,” the first thing that comes to your mind shouldn’t be a burger! Animal style workouts have been known to greatly improve core strength, and awaken rarely used muscles. Moving like an animal will awaken the beast within. By incorporating workouts on increasing range of motion, and fluidity you will add variety to your usual routine.

By evoking your primal side, you’ll be able to tone areas you never knew you could. Besides, its fun to play sometimes, and give you a new outlook on what a good workout really is. This beast inspired flow is relatively new as a workout style, but the moves are simple enough for most to incorporate into their workout. Additionally, there are modifications for those training at all experience levels.

Best for

Burning fat, igniting muscle growth, and fit in a fun, total-body workout almost anywhere

Focus

Strength, mobility, weight loss

How to do it

Perform each animal inspired exercise for 40 seconds, resting 20 seconds between them. Do three circuits total, or more if you have it in you. (total 15 minutes)

Firm Up Your Physique

By constantly moving you’ll blast away fat to chisel more toned shoulders, abs, arms, back, legs, and butt. It’s estimated that this kind of toning work can burn nearly 350 calories per hour for some. These playful moves will help warm you up thereby reducing injury during other activities.

With this kind of variety your body will never grow accustomed to your workouts. These movements promote shoulder, wrist, hand strength, core stability, and total-body mobility. Your body, and spirit will thank you for the change in your standard routine.

It’s Fun!

Many athletes, used to being constantly mentally stimulated, get bored with training in the weight room. Many get excited when we do Animal Flow training. They find it both interesting, and challenging. Animal Flow can be performed in several different ways, but the best way is to set up some music, and just practice your flows for a set amount of time.

Mobility and Flexibility

Many athletes get injured because of a lack of mobility in their joints. When a joint cannot move properly, the body compensates, and these compensations can lead to injury in the long run. Doing Animal Flow, even as just a warm-up, promotes mobility in the joints.

Rotational Stability

What sports use rotation? All of them. Many Animal Flow moves require you to stabilize your core while lifting opposite limbs. Also, the movements require you to control your body before placing your limbs back on the ground.

One of the rules of Animal Flow is that “limbs lift, and land lightly.” To follow this rule, you must have a ridiculous amount of rotary stability, because they place such a high demand on your anterior chain.

Muscle Pattern Connections

Too often in training programs, athletes perform a ton of isolation exercises for specific muscle groups, most of which offer no athletic benefits. Animal Flow requires you to train muscular patterns through full ranges of motion. Many moves require you to engage your entire posterior chain.

Training these patterns promotes better movement, which can lead to a stronger, better-communicating body. Training these patterns teaches better neuromuscular control, and helps prevent injury in athletes.

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Recipe of the Week: Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Chicken

Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Chicken

BY LORI SHEMEK PH.D.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

-Hippocrates

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 chicken breasts, halved
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 c sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil
  • 1/4 c cream
  • 3/4 c plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • Salt, and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with 3 tbsp of olive oil.
  2. Toss in 3 cloves of garlic, then chicken, and sun-dried tomatoes.
  3. Salt, and pepper as desired.
  4. Cook chicken until browned.
  5. Flip, and cook on the other side lowering heat as needed to cook the chicken all the way through.
  6. Add cream, and yogurt to skillet, mix well, simmer until warm, and drizzle over chicken. Garnish with fresh basil.

Serves 4

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GYM WARS 2016

EVENT DATE: Saturday, November 12th, 2016

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Who is ready to show Los Angeles who has the best gym in the Valley?!

Join us for GYM WARS 2016! Extreme Results Fitness will be going head to head with the Ultimate Athlete Gym in a friendly match of strength to join together as a team to test our minds, bodies, and souls.

What have all those sweaty hours in the gym been for, if not to crush the other team in a push-up battle? Or win a ladder drill challenge by tenfold?

Don’t let your gym look weak out there! Get in here NOW. Finish the 21 Day Extreme Halloween Fitness Challenge STONG. WIN.

Bring friends, family, and co-workers (if you want to spend more time with them, that is lol) to join you in this great bonding opportunity… PLUS, you’ll get a serious deal when you do.

Everyone wins, and you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime. Grow together, and go home with 1st place!

GYM WARS 2016, November 12, 2016, beginning at 8AM

 

 

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