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Days 4-12 — The 12 Days of Holiday Fitness Gifts

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Fitness Product Reviews, Gear It UP

Today I’m bringing you an uncharacteristically early Christmas gift (well, it’s my way of making up for my slackage)…a 9-for-1 holiday fitness gift guide extravaganza. As Emeril once said…BAM!!   # 4 – The FitBit Ultra   The FitBit Ultra provides an original—and quite frankly refreshing—new way to track activity levels. Forget watches and chest straps…the nifty little device discreetly clips to your waistband, belt, pocket, etc. and is capable of accurately tracking # of steps, calories burned, stairs climbed, distance traveled, and exercise intensity. What’s better? The FitBit also tracks your sleep patterns. Wear it at night and it’ll accurately shoot out a “sleep efficiency index,” which basically provides a sleep score based on the time in which you fell asleep, snooze duration, and how many times you woke up. Additionally, all exercise & sleep data is automatically, wirelessly uploaded...

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Day 3: MOTOACTV — The 12 Days of Holiday Fitness Gifts

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Fitness Product Reviews, Gear It UP

  If you’re looking for something truly unique, cutting-edge, and straight up awesome this holiday season, the MOTOACTV by Motorola might be exactly what you’re looking for. At first glance the MOTOACTV looks like a sleeker, sexier version of the iPod Nano, but let me be the first to tell you…it’s not just a dumb blonde—there are tangible brains and technology behind this beauty. Imagine the perfect fitness device…a super device if you will…that combines the mp3 capabilities of an iPod Nano; the fitness tracking technology of a Garmin watch; the heart rate reading capabilities of a Polar device; and an online progress tracking platform powered by Nike+…that’s the MOTOACTV in a nutshell…and it’s absolutely glorious. It’s fitness tracking + mp3 bundled into one, tiny, Android powered package. It’s something (to my knowledge) that’s never been done before…it’s about time! Features   8/16GB...

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Day 2: Iron Gym Xtreme — The 12 Days of Holiday Fitness Gifts

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Fitness Product Reviews, Gear It UP

I’m normally 100% skeptical of all “as seen on TV” fitness gadgets, as the majority are honestly complete crap and a total waste of money. The Uroclub…really…? The one exception I’ve found? The Iron Gym Xtreme. This contraption is an unassuming beast. For sub $30 you get a beyond easy-to-install, full body powerhouse. It’s literally the only fitness gadget that’ll actually get ripped like the stud muffin on the front of the box. I have one and I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE it. Unlike most in-home pull up bars, with the Iron Gym Xtreme there’s no installation…no drilling holes in your door frame…AND it’s portable. In literally two seconds anyone can be set-up and ready to get shredded out of their mind–it snaps comfortably and securely on top of most standard door frames. How phenomenal is that!? It gets better… The Iron Gym Xtreme...

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Day 1: P90X2 — The 12 Days of Holiday Fitness Gifts

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Fitness Product Reviews, Gear It UP

As unbelievably surprised as I am, it’s impossibly difficult to ignore that we’re fully immersed in the middle of holiday shopping season. Seriously…already!? What better way to embrace the holly jolly, red & green shopping season than with dFL’s very own spin on the 12 Days of Christmas…the 12 Days of Holiday Fitness Gifts. Over the course the next month I’ll feature 12 cutting edge, en vogue, incredibly cool fitness/health/exercise products that’ll be guaranteed to elate your favorite fitness connoisseur. Grab some egg nog (no wait don’t, after all this is a health blog), light up the fire place, and turn on your favorite electro-dubstep massacre of Silent Night…it’s time to go holiday fitness shopping! Day 1: P90X2   P90X2 is the follow-up, second generation version of P90X–the single most popular in-home workout program ever created. Officially dropping on December...

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Where Do YOU Take a Sheet!?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Supp It UP, Supplement Reviews

It’s no secret that the energy drink industry is a behemoth…and I’m talking about a behemoth worth nearly $42 BILLION in global annual revenue. A ton of companies are entering the extremely lucrative “energy” space and developing innovative new ways to deliver powerful jolts of energy to sleep deprived, party-hardy, excitement-seeking consumers. Recently I’ve seen these little energy strips—highly reminiscent of Listerine Pocket Pack Breath Strips—called “Sheets” pop up all over the internet, in NYC, and in Vitamin Shoppe’s/GNC’s everywhere. What stands out about Sheets has nothing at all to do with what’s in them—they’re rather unspectacular, one Sheet has a really boring blend of 100mg caffeine (about as much caffeine as 1/2 of a cup of coffee), vitamin E, and the full spectrum of B vitamins—but rather the obscenely ridiculous, crude, and quite frankly really hilarious advertising campaign that accompanies them. Pretty surprisingly, Sheets...

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Soda Makes You Fat…[VIDEO]

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Diet It UP, Videos

WOW this is so horribly disgusting I almost just puked…but I freaking LOVE IT! Soda sucks, it makes you fat plain and simple. Watch the vid and maybe you’ll agree with me 🙂

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Soda Sucks… [Infographic]

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Diet It UP, Infographics

Soda sucks…horribly. It causes obesity, tooth decay, and a ton of other negative health effects. Check out this infographic from FitSugar to see the whole story.

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MMA Fighter B.J. Penn Jumps Out of a 3-Foot Pool…With No Hands (Waka Flaka!)

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Muscle It UP, Videos

Today I have an absolutely INSANE video of MMA fighter B.J. Penn jumping out of a 3-foot pool…with no hands. The amount of lower body strength, power, and explosiveness to jump clean out of that much water is pretty much unreal. I’ve really never seen anything like it before…enjoy. And if you want any shot of doing what BJ does in the vid below, start doing my Vertical Leap Workout Routine. Tweet Follow Lean It UP! on Twitter for real-time fitness/nutrition tips, advice, info, and updates. Follow...

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The 11 Best Gym Idiot Videos…Ever

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Misc., Videos

Lean It UP’s collection of the 10 funniest gym idiot videos ever created.

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Protein…EpicMealTime Style

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Muscle It UP, Videos

Protein, protein, and some more protein. 2,530 grams worth…this concoction from EpicMealTime might just be the most epic post-workout meal ever created.

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