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The 5 Best Biceps Exercises

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Biceps, Exercise Lists, Fitness Lists, Muscle It UP

A list of the 5 most effective exercises for building massive, ripped up biceps.

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Protein: The #1 Tool for Building a Lean, Muscular Physique

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Burn It UP, Diet It UP

*Please refer to our updated article on protein and top protein sources (4/2014). I’m a HUGE proponent of getting a lot of protein in the diet, and it’s not all about building huge, beefy muscles (although it helps a lot if that’s what you’re going for). Put plain and simply, protein is the “leanness” nutrient. It helps pack on toned-up, rock hard new muscle, preserves the muscle that the body (and you) busted its ass to build up, and...

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UberExercise — The Incline Dumbbell Curl

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Biceps, Muscle It UP, UberExercises

Do you want a pair of massive, ripped, veiny, skull-crushing biceps!? Start doing incline dumbbell curls. Incline dumbbell curls, in my opinion, are by far the best biceps exercise of all time…they work stupidly well. After one set you’ll get an INSANE pump, feel a ridiculous burn, and your biceps will look noticeably fuller.

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Build Muscle and Blast Fat with Protein Powder

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Muscle Builders, Protein, Protein Powder, Supp It UP

Protein powder’s pretty much a must-use if you’re at all concerned with building muscle or maintaining the muscle you already have. Honestly, I even recommend drinking protein shakes if building muscle isn’t your concern…it’s that effective at burning fat.

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Your iPod Is Making You Deaf…

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Health It UP, Pump It UP

Did you know that there’s no such thing as age-related hearing loss? Our hearing doesn’t magically get worse over the years, but rather deteriorates from prolonged exposure to really loud noises. Every time you walk by a jack hammer, shoot a gun, or go to a banging concert you’re killing the tiny hair cells within your ears…and they don’t grow back.

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Uberfood: Cinnamon

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Diet It UP, Health It UP, Uberfoods

No doubt cinnamon tastes absolutely phenomenal when paired with sweet, fatty, sugary deliciousness, but on its own cinnamon is one of the healthiest substances on earth. It’s pretty incredible that a little sprinkle of brown, aromatic, heart-warming ground cinnamon can pack a multitude of health benefits. Here’s to cinnamon and recreating its image as a health food.

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How To: Bench Press

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Chest, Muscle It UP, UberExercises

Bad bench press form can derail even the most intense chest workout routines. Watch this short video to check your personal form–a slight form change could very well spark the robust, new growth that you’ve been searching for.

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Uberfood: Naturally More Peanut Butter

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Diet It UP, Uberfoods

If I were ever to have a love affair with a food, I think Naturally More Peanut Butter would probably be my top choice. This stuff is HOT baby!

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What is Caffeine and is it Really Healthy? Debate On…

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Diet It UP, Health It UP, Nutrition Science

What is caffeine and is it really healthy? That question has been asked a trillion, gazillion times, yet I still don’t believe the debate is anywhere near settled. Get the full scoop on what caffeine is, how it works, how it can benefit you, and the drawbacks to watch out for.

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Uberfood: Flax Seed

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Diet It UP, Nutrition Science, Uberfoods

The healthiest food in the world is probably one you’ve never heard of or know nothing about — flax seeds. Here are 8 ways flax seeds can significantly enhance your health, improve your looks, and add years to your life.

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The Amazing Egg Yolk

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Diet It UP, Nutrition Science

Who would’ve thought a little, yellow yolk could spark such a heated debate? Although the yolk-cholesterol connection is true in theory…

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Supercharge Your Day With Orange Juice for Breakfast

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Diet It UP, Nutrition Science

Have you ever wondered why orange juice is a staple in the American breakfast? Besides the fact that OJ is delicious and refreshing, there’s surprising scientific rationale to back up the ancient tradition (in America anyway)…

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Uberfood: Oatmeal

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Diet It UP, Recipes, Uberfoods

Oatmeal is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Really…oatmeal!? Yup, it’s up there with other health powerhouses like salmon, acai, almonds, quinoa, flax, chia, and kale–just to name a few. In its natural form (not with added sugar or preservatives, I’m talking about 100% natural Quaker oats/steel-cut oats) oatmeal is as healthy as it gets, and it’s perfect for weight-loss. Here are a few of the reasons why oatmeal shoots to the top of health food kingdom.

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Stop Drinking Soda, You’ll Lose 14.6 Pounds Per Year

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Diet It UP

Stop drinking soda–you could lose 5, 10, 15 lbs or even more without lifting a single weight, running an inch, or following any ridiculous no-carb crash diet. In fact, if you cut out 1 Coke per day…ONE…you’d lose 14.6 pounds per year. Who said weight loss wasn’t simple?

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The Best and Worst Summer Drinks for Your Belly

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Alcohol & Drinking, Diet It UP, Health It UP

As fun and seasonal as they are, umbrella cocktails will quickly turn your rock-solid, hard-earned beach body into a fatty, unflattering mess. Avoid the following drinks to keep your waistline slim and trim, and save yourself the hassle of buying a bigger bikini come August.

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Lack the Motivation to Get in Shape? Try Visualization

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Diet It UP, Health It UP

Lets be serious…if everyone was psyched to exercise and eat right all the time, 35% of America wouldn’t be obese. That’s just not the reality that we live in. The key to motivation is visualization…

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How To Live to 100 [Infographic]

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Health It UP, Infographics, Misc.

The United States is estimated to have the MOST living cenentarians at 72,000. Maybe hitting 100 is a goal you strive more, maybe not, but regardless–extending your youth and staying healthy should be a universal goal. The infographic below from EHM outlines a few extremely easy, albeit surprising tips that can make a big impact on your longevity.

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The New iPod Nano May Be The Ultimate Fitness Gadget

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Fitness Product Reviews, Gear It UP

  What made the biggest impression on me from Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event ironically wasn’t the iPhone at all (I was actually underwhelmed), but rather the next-gen, buffed-up, iPod Nano. From a fitness POV, this thing is damn near perfect. It’s functional. The Nano sports an accelerometer–the sensor that allows the Nano to act as a pedometer. The built-in fitness app tracks the # of steps, calories burned, pace, and duration of your runs/workouts. It can also talk to...

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Each Hour of TV You Watch Shortens Your Life By…

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Health It UP

22 minutes! Researchers in Australia recently conducted a study on 11,000 adults to get to the bottom of just how horrible TV-watching really is for your health. Well…I didn’t really see this coming, but the results were pretty shocking. The researchers found that Australian’s 25+ collectively watched ~9.8 BILLION hours of TV since 2008, which equated to a loss of 286,000 hours of life–or about 22 minutes/hour of TV watched. Wow…That’s pretty incredible. Thinking about it, you’d have to watch...

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The Lean It UP Calorie and BMI Calculator To Gain, Lose, or Maintain Weight

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Diet It UP, Health It UP, Nutrition Science, Tools

To simplify the calorie calculation process (to gain, lose, or maintain weight), we’ve developed a simple calorie calculator to find your personalized level to gain, lose, or maintain weight. It requires that you to input your body fat %, weight, and TDEE multiplier (total daily energy expenditure) and voila, it’ll spit out your very own personal daily caloric requirements for any situation. Additionally, although BMI is a horrible metric to gauge whether or not someone should be classified as underweight, normal, overweight, or...

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