ROD 052512


Friday, 25May12


Ferocious Friday

This is a 15 second work / 15 second recovery timed set. Stay on the the same movement for 8 rounds with a 1 minute rest in between rounds.

  • Reclines
  • Dynamax Sit-ups
  • DB Thrusters
  • Alternating Walking Waiter DB lunges
  • Ball Slams


This is Close To Our Hearts

Once again Our Chris is taking part in the Spring Lake 5 Mile Run this Saturday may 26th to raise money for the Embrace Kids

This is a non-profit organization in New Brunswick, NJ that is committed to enhance and support the quality of life and care for children with cancer and to provide the much needed support services for those children and their families

We all want to help Chris raise as much money as he can for this great cause. All of the proceeds go to the Embrace Kids-Front & Center scholarship Fund that was created to aid pediatric cancer survivors.

So here is what I’m thinking.

Let’s help Chris raise money by clicking on the below link which will take you to his personal fundraising page where you can make an online tax deductible donation to help him reach his fundraising goal.

For every dollar NLP members donate Chris will match in reps. For example, NLP members donate $1000, Chris will perform a specially designed ROD consisting of 1000 reps. I will video the workout and post it on FB.

Click on the below link and start donating. No contribution is too small. Let’s give Chris a taste of his own medicine. I will start it off by donating $100 of my own money and $100 from NLP.



Do You Really Know How Nasty High Fructose Corn Syrup Is?

Would you like some mercury with that soda? Oh goodie, because it’s already included, along with a healthy dose of hydrochloric acid. Thanks, high fructose corn syrup!

It’s hard to believe that almost two years have passed since the peer-reviewed journalEnvironmental Health released a monumental study reflecting the massive health impact of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). We’ve known for years that HFCS leads to diabetes, obesity and other heart conditions, but this was the first time we were told about the chemicals involved in making HFCS — including caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, alpha-amylase, gluco-amylase, isomerase, filter aid, powdered carbon, calcium chloride and magnesium sulfate.

We’re used to seeing funny ingredients in our processed foods, and while we may not prefer it, many of us sadly accept it. And it is sad. Because ingredients like hydrochloric acid should be a giant red flag. Researchers at Environmental Health saw the flag, and they studied it. Hydrochloric acid, a necessary chemical in the creation of HFCS, yields traces of the heavy metal mercury in processed foods like sodas, and the levels of mercury are high enough to cause some serious damage.

Mercury is a neurotoxic chemical (translation: toxic for your neurons). It’s been linked to brain damage, heart disease and a slew of degenerative diseases. Pregnant women are advised not to eat fish containing mercury (such as tuna), as are women who ever even plan on getting pregnant, ever. It’s serious stuff, this mercury.

And when the average American is consuming 12 teaspoons of HFCS daily, in everything from sodas to candy bars and cereals to frozen dinners, all that hydrochloric acid and mercury builds up.

High fructose corn syrup probably isn’t going away, but thanks to consumer awareness, certain name brands have begun taking it out of their products — Hunt’s, Snapple and Gatorade, to name a few. Support products that have removed HFCS from their products and spread the word on how nasty this sweetener is.