Marketing Carrots like Doritos? (another reason to give kids a veggie shake!)

Told to Eat Its Vegetables, America Orders Fries (from USA Today) It’s been a busy week for vegetables. The baby-carrot industry tried to reposition its product as junk food, starting a $25 million advertising campaign whose defining characteristics include heavy metal music, a phone app and a young man in a grocery cart dodging baby-carrot bullets fired by a woman …

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Welcome to Apex Body

This website was created to give you the best advice on nutrition and training to help you achieve your optimum level of health and fitness.  Founded by Steve Kim, contributing authors include Venus Ramos, Markus Reinhardt, Mel Fabros, just to name a few.  Feel free to stop by and leave your comments here.. our forum is continually growing and we …

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Founder of Apex Body

Steven Kim has been competing in sports since the age of 14.  From high school through college and until now, he has been actively involved in athletics and modeling. High school and college sports included: Basketball, Football, Track & Field, Tae Kwon Do. Post-school activities involve: Weight training, MMA, Cross Fit, Fitness Modeling, Stage Performances. As an active contributor, Steven’s …

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Steve’s Famous Veggie/Fruit Juice Mix

Simple as cake.. blend (1) large head of broccoli, (2) cups of frozen cut spinach, (1) apple (1) frozen banana and (3) cups of water. Makes 2-3 servings (depending on your size).. I drink half in the morning, the rest throughout the day. Enjoy being healthy the quick and easy way! Tips on how to make the veggie/fruit mix even …

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Garlic Parmesan Flax Seed Crackers

A great high fiber, crunchy, nutritious, and tasty snack. Good with dips, spreads, or plain. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup flax seed meal 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup water

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Low-Carb Snacks – Fast and Simple

It’s important to have access to nutritious low-carb snack food so that if you get hungry between meals you won’t reach for crackers and chips. Ideally, a low-carb snack should have protein, healthy fat, and some fiber (so the best thing would be to have some raw veggies with your eggs or jerky). Here are some easy snack ideas. I …

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Tony Cress Online Store

SESSIONS & PRICING   FITNESS CAMP   Camp Options Every Monday & Wednesday 7 – 8 PM Saturday 9 – 10 AM   An Indoor/Outdoor group class, held in the Silverado Ranch area of Las Vegas, offered three times a week, for an hour, taking you through an intense, unique, and FUN workout.Learn to do exercises you’ve never seen before, …

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Always wash your cans of soda or beer

This is Serious! This incident happened recently in North Texas . A woman went boating one Sunday taking with her some cans of coke which she put into the refrigerator of the boat. On Monday she was taken to the hospital and placed in the Intensive Care Unit. She died on Wednesday.

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Cyclical Ketogenic Diet: True Fat Loss

so here’s my diet plan on my way to the Olympia and Fitness America. 5 days no carb/1 day carb load. repeat ———— On the days I don’t eat carbs, here’s what I eat: 180gms protein/120gms fat/minimal carbs

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The Most Common Myths about Abs

Myth #1 Abdominal muscle is different from regular muscle. Your abdominal muscles are just like every other muscle in your body. The abdominal is different only in location and disparate biceps or quads they don’t rest on a bony surface. So you should train them the same way you would train, say, your biceps or your chest. The basic laws …

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Personal Trainer Las Vegas

At Apex Body, we feature some of the best personal trainers in Las Vegas.  Whether you’re looking for core exercises, athletic and sport specific training, or High Intensity Training, we have the best selection of personal trainers to choose from!  In Las Vegas, we have a hot climate that’s conducive to outdoor exercise.  Here is where you’ll find Tony Cress, …

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Protein Brownies

Okay, so I’m going to share the secret recipe to my world famous protein brownies!  Enjoy the fruits of my labor 😉 Ingredients: 9 egg whites 3 whole eggs 2 cups non-fat cottage cheese 4 scoops chocolate whey protein powder (approx 60 gms) 1 cup apple sauce 3-4 cups oatmeal (quick cooking kind) 1/4 cup almond flakes 1/4 cup walnut/pecan …

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New study links pain relievers to erectile dysfunction

Men who regularly take pain relievers such as ibuprofen and aspirin may be at increased risk for erectile dysfunction, new research suggests. Men who use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) three times a day for more than three months are at a 22% increased risk of erectile dysfunction, reports Steve Jacobsen, director of research for Kaiser Permanente Southern California, in this …

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Quick Fat Loss Tip of the week!

by Markus Reinhardt Low intensity exercises mainly require triglycerides as an energy source, and contrary to popular belief, one does not “burn fat” while engaged in the aerobic activity at the time. This occurs after the exercise (assuming you burn up more calories than you take in), and the body breaks down adipose tissue and converts it into triglycerides for …

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Dr. Venus Ramos

HEALTH & FITNESS EXPERT Licensed M.D. Rehabilitation Physician NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist Veteran Fitness Competitor/Athlete Health and Fitness Journalist Trained in Anti-Aging and Medical Weight Loss (Empire Medical Training)

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Working Out, and Working Out for Results

by Tony Cress Your local Las Vegas Personal Trainer at your service here.  Ever wonder why you go to the gym, work out, drink your protein shake, go out to the club for 7 hours, sleep, drunk for 5, then go to work hung over and not get that six pack you want before summer?  Well, I don’t.  Because I …

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The Science Of Building Muscle

Bodybuilding involves more than just lifting weights. It pays to have an understanding of human kinetics. How do muscles work? Muscles develop by making them work. Muscles can only work when the body is in motion. They work extra when we are in full motion. Thus, to develop the muscles to the maximum, we must make them work to the …

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My New Years Fitness Plans

by Tony Cress I am a personal trainer in Las Vegas. I know some of you people think i shouldn’t have any goals myself when it comes to fitness, but I do. I like to exercise, and I love the benefits of exercise just as much as the next gym goer. I also have my own goals, and things I’d …

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