3 Astonishing Things That Happen When You Give up Alcohol

I have picked 3 astonishing things that happen when you give up alcohol. Why these three? Because, these are the three main benefits I found as a result reducing my alcohol intake. In my previous post I discussed 10 tips for reducing alcohol intake and right off the cusp of that post, I thought these 3 astonishing things that happen when you give up alcohol would be the most appropriate. So here we go with number 1. Continue reading 3 Astonishing Things That Happen When You Give up Alcohol

5 Best fitness channels to follow, for diet, form and inspiration on youtube

Many of these YouTube publishers have developed their successful channels because they have perfected and worked hard on their form and diet when lifting, and are willing to share.

For us mere mortals, it’s probably a good idea to seek some inspiration before a good workout… time to tell your brain, “I need focus, I need strength, I need to look good”. Along our travels, here are some of  the best we found, but, of course there are others, comment below and I will update this post.

Kali Muscle

With over 500,000 subscribers this guy is a hard act to follow. “I’m here to motivate and inspire those of you that want to be your best in fitness, bodybuilding, and of course life in general. Let’s live life to the fullest while looking incredible at the same time.”

Dominic Munnelly

Useful Irish based fitness inspiration, he just needs to learn to use landscape mode in his phone 😉

Scott Herman Fitness

SHF is dedicated to creating quality content that will get you the results you are looking for! No gimmicks here! Just hard work!

 The Lean Machines

I just started following these lads, there young but seem to know their stuff, with over 250,000 subscribers…

 

PhysiquesOfGreatness

Serious business, here.

 

8 things that could make Android Wear a must, for any fitness enthusiast

One caveat to this post, getting notifications is a nice feature, but who is the audience for these “wear” devices? Well, fitness enthusiastic people would be a pretty big audience i’d say, but so far watches like the LG watch and the Samsung Gear 2 rely completely on a connected mobile device.

Sometimes you need to cut the cord with the phone & make the wearable device worthy of being worn….

I think Android Wear is really missing the target here, but, they may be taking things slow, testing the market’s reaction… Let’s see what Apple has later in the year. I for one won’t be buying one of these until they are more than a notification center on a watch.

In terms of fitness what do these devices need?

  • Heart Rate Monitor – tracking for runners, that monitors heart rate at various times.
  • GPS without the need to bring your phone.
  • Spotify or equivalent apps for music control – without your phone.
  • A handy flash light, light is always useful!
  • Intelligent tracking – The ability to use your average running/walking pace and distance to detect how long an activity will take, taking into account, weather, incline and decline.
  • Training tools – which comes back to a prominent failure in android wear – 3rd party integration.
  • Bar-code reader for easy calorie counting.
  • Long life battery – goes without saying.