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6 Minutes to skinny

So of course, as people that are not only trying to better ourselves but try to make it easy for everyone we try different types of exercises. I think this is important on a whole bunch of levels, including that we can all get in a rut and need to change things up. So I’ve been checking out all kinds of videos online because there are a lot of people that cannot get out to the gym. It’s really imperative that we have some videos that people can download videos and watch them at home.

One of these that I found are the 6 Minutes to Skinny videos. They are pretty good. I think that they are for women and men. They are definitely ok for beginners but what surprised me the most was how much I got out of it as someone that is pretty darn fit. It takes you through some quick exercises that you can do when you don’t have much time. Let me tell you what I was sore! lol. It was certainly a work out. I am not one of those women that has a 6 pack by default and I can see that this would definitely work! There are several videos that they have that you can mix and match to change up what you’re doing each day.

I really think that these videos should definitely be explored by more than just beginners and those looking for a “quick fix”. They are pretty intense though a beginner could certainly get through them. I really did enjoy them, personally. They are really easy to follow, and quick to download. They can also be downloaded again at a later time if need be!

6 Minutes to Skinny really is a great bunch of videos. The instructions are easy, the videos are actually enjoyable to watch. I really do recommend them

Self Defense Course

Hey guys, this is something pretty serious that we’ve all talked about but really needs to have a closer look from time to time. I know that I worry frequently about my wife coming and going from work especially when it’s dark. She works in a large building that has a parking garage. The lighting is never that great, really even during the day, and there are many times when she is out there alone on her way to and from her car. This is something that worries her, as well as me. It certainly isn’t because “she’s a woman” but simply because through her whole life she’s never really been in a physical altercation. Frankly, I think for the most part many of us can go our whole lives without having to worry about that kind of thing…as it should be. However, these days have changed and people are more unpredictable and violent than ever before.

To be honest even I get the heebie jeebies sometimes in these types of situations. As a man, fact of the matter is, I’m far less likely to be accosted by someone than a woman would but it certainly doesn’t mean I’m impervious to it. In fact these days with people on all kinds of drugs from crack to pills you never know what type of person may approach you.  Sad, that today the HOPE is that someone approaching you in the dark is ONLY going to rob you. If you’re a woman there’s double trouble. Maybe that crack head get’s it in his broken mind to do more than just get her money. These are thoughts I just can’t abide by anymore. I found a great DVD that can also be streamed that teaches some basic self defense. It isn’t perfect and it isn’t going to put anyone in a cage fight with Anderson Silva but it just could save your life or someone you love. Check it out Patriot Self Defense

 

Suspension Revolution

We have all seen different types of exercise equipment over the years on TV. We know all the types that we see in the gym and we all have a pretty good idea of what we can get at home from places like Walmart and Dick’s. There are pros and cons to all of these types of things. Mostly, I would say, the cons tend to be that they are bulky and there’s no place to store them. You don’t want to have to put a tread mill in the middle of the living room because you don’t have a spare bedroom or garage to keep all of your “equipment” in. Lots of them become compact so you can fold them up and slide them under your bed but who needs another excuse to not exercise than you don’t feel like digging it out lol

There are lots of exercise routines out there that use some of the non-traditional equipment out there as well. One of these that I ran into when we were talking about creating this website is Suspension Revolution.

Free weights

Free Weights

So the guy that is in the videos is….intense. However, if you can get used to it it’s worth listening to the first few times you do it. After that you can feel free to put on your own music like I did. His name is Dan Long and while he can be pretty in your face, he has some fantastic ideas. The exercises are easy to do, you can do them anywhere and the bands could almost fit in cargo short pockets (they can’t but it’s close). :)

I would suggest getting the DVD though I did start with just the bands. The problem is that while I could certainly exercise with them I didn’t really have any variety and got almost no cardio. I was building strength, certainly, but didn’t see how using bands could be a fat burner. Then I used the DVD and got it. The guy has some pretty good routines. Definitely worth a shot considering that the whole thing is pretty inexpensive.

Try out Suspension Revolution