Beets BLU asked me to review their bluetooth heart rate monitor. It was a fun week of watching my heart rate! Check out the video below for full review…
I love this new TYE4®! Here are a few clips of me playing around in it as I design a new class sequence. TYE4 allows us to stretch deeper, push further and really challenge the stabilizing muscles. I love it!
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It’s that time of year when I make the Plantain Tincture. This will be my 5th year making it and I promise I wouldn’t keep doing this if it didn’t work. Plus, it’s seriously the easiest thing ever. This single batch lasts all year and I even have extra to share with friends. We use it for all the bug bites… spider, bee, mosquito, wasps (those evil little monsters) and also snake bites (not that I’ve ever been bit, but if I do…). This can also be used for splinters. The plantain has a pulling agent and it heals the wounded area really good! I had a small allergic reaction rash on my arm to some grass or something last week. I sprayed my potion on it and BAM!!!… the itching and bumps disappeared in a few minutes. Watch the video and make some this season. Parents, this stuff stinks and can sting a little, but send it to camp this year with your kids. My kids friends now ask what that weird stuff is I make b’c they want some hehehe. Check it out and watch the video ↓↓↓
I’m obsessed with COCONUT. OBSESSED. It’s just the best… health, seriously tasty, versatile and every time it tricks me into thinking I’m on a beautiful tropical island.
FACT: I have a jar of coconut oil in almost every room in my house and use it for
A friend of mine wanted to feed my obsession and shared this ingenious recipe with me. And because I’m so nice I thought I’d pass this beauty along to you!
—» HOMEMADE COCONUT YOGURT «—
If you watch SURVIVOR, you know that when you crack open a coconut, you find the clear coconut water and you will also see the meat. Coconut milk and cream are made by boiling the meat in water.
• COCONUT MILK: Coconut milk has the liquid consistency of cow’s milk and is made from simmering one part shredded coconut in one part water.
• COCONUT CREAM: Coconut cream is much thicker and richer. It is made from simmering four parts shredded coconut in one part water. The cream that rises to the top of a can of coconut milk is also considered coconut cream.
• CREAM OF COCONUT: Cream of coconut is a sweetened version of coconut cream, and is often used for desserts and mixed drinks. Because of the added sugar, it is usually not interchangeable with coconut cream…read more and find recipes at thekitchn.com
This recipe is made with COCONUT CREAM.
I accidentally used CREAM OF COCONUT the first time. #fail
EWWWWWW WAAAAYYYY TOOOO SWEEEET
It was EXTREMELY rich. IDK maybe you would like it but it does have added sugar.
So this is where I keep the recipe in my kitchen —» on a cabinet door. If you come over for a party I will use stuff from the top shelf.
This can be adjusted for your taste and it makes about 7-8 4oz jars.
OH AND THIS:: after you spoon out the coconut cream, separate the water and use it in smoothies or whatever. It’s COCONUT WATER!!
BLEND all those ingredients and chill.
Give it a try and let me know what ya think!
Take a few minutes and find out how I met the TYE4, why I fell in love with it, how it’s being used all over the world and a few testimonies at the end.
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Check out this testimony from a friend of mine
↓ ‘GYM GUY’ John Moorhead ↓
John became curious about TYE4 this summer and decided to give it a try. He’s following Jim Stoppage’s Shortcut To Shred program and discovered how a little bit of TYE4 conditioning makes a big difference…
“For the longest time, I thought Pilates was a Greek mathematician. I finally learned that it was something you did with your body to increase mobility and flexibility, preferably while wearing aqua-colored tights and listening to Enya. Therefore, as a man, I used to think of a few other “p-words” when I heard the word Pilates: pumpkin spice lattes, and pretentiousness.
Okay, so maybe that’s painting with a broad brush — but seriously, Pilates was never a form of exercise that I embraced, or even took seriously. I consider myself to be fairly health-conscious, but I’ve never been keen on the concept of group fitness classes, yoga, and other seemingly “graceful” methods of burning calories. I’ve spent the last ten years doing a mixture of weightlifting, mixed martial arts, and occasional bouts of rock climbing. Most of those involved blood, all involved pain, and pain was a right of passage.
Fast-forward a few years… pain had transitioned from a right of passage to a “way of life”. I had noticed friends of mine (mostly female) at my church mentioning this odd-looking bungee cord called “Tye4”. They wore it, did a bunch of Pilates-looking stuff, and usually followed it up with an Instagram post of a coffee, aimed to make Yuppies in the area salivate with envy. “I’ll pass” I thought. But I kept seeing it… kept hearing about the “burn” that it would give. I continued hearing about the flexibility, and the mobility, and the “strength” (yes, strength from a bungee cord). So, when I connected the dots that two of my favorite people from church — Ashley and Jeremy Benson — were distributing it, I let my curiosity get the better of me, and started asking them some questions. Those questions turned into “maybe it can help with MY pain, MY flexibility”.
Ashley and Jeremy were gracious enough to meet with me and my wife to show us some basic moves and stretches. Within minutes, I could tell that Tye4 was the real deal. Not only was I squaring-up my shoulders to wear it more comfortably, but I was pushing myself to stretch further to “feel” the Tye4’s resistance. It’s a psychological thing for me — the resistance sent a tactile cue to my brain to “push” into the stretch. This is good, because I have the flexibility of an anvil. The other thing that became immediately apparent after working with Jeremy was the symmetry it introduced to my body. Without the Tye4, it’s quite easy to stretch one arm a bit further, one leg a little less. But with the Tye4 forming a bridge across the axis of your body, if one side dominates, you feel the resistance respectively increase. Subconsciously, you make the adjustment. All muscles get worked evenly. It’s brilliant.
My wife also took notice of the effects… for at least a year, her shoulder was extremely sore during exercise, something akin to an impingement. After two days with the Tye4, the pain was negligible and she had full range of motion. A few days later, Ashley showed us some HIIT (high intensity interval training) techniques and put us through a quick ten-minute session… by the end of it, I was drenched. The resistance of each cable is very light… maybe between five and ten pounds, depending on the orientation of the cables. But what destroys you (in a good way) is that five/ten pounds being pushed in *every* direction. Coupled with HIIT, you will definitely exhaust the affected muscle groups.
We both loved it so much that we purchased one for each of us to use, and we have used it every day since. Most days, we use it as a warm-up routine to wake up our muscle groups and get the blood flowing. But a few days each week, we wear it throughout the workout. I especially love it on chest day — the Tye4 acts like an invisible spotter when you’re doing dumbbell chest press, the resistance keeping your form in check throughout the full range. Between sets, we do cardio-acceleration, miniature HIIT bursts for 60 seconds while the resistance taxes our muscle groups. You’ll be the wettest person in the gym, but that IS why you’re there, right?
Since we’ve been wearing the Tye4 in the gym for a few weeks, we have received a few stares. But just as I was skeptical at first, those stares have turned into “Hey bro, what is that?” and “What does it do?”, and that’s precisely when we share our Tye4 story with them. Special thanks to Ashley and Jeremy for the coaching, and helping us learn about Tye4. They truly have a passion for helping their clients become the very best version of themselves, and it’s exciting to help them spread the word about this unique device that is changing lives.
— John Moorehead
30 DAY LBD FITNESS CHALLENGE —» FEBRUARY 1!!!
GOAL:: To feel confident and amazing in our clothes, be it a Little Black Dress or Shorts & Tees that are around the corner this spring.
Join the ONLINE COACHING GROUP for the 30 Day LBD Challenge!!! This is a popular workout from Daily Fitness Challenges and I’m showing my group how to incorporate the TYE4 system for each exercise to add resistance and decrease impact on the joints. You are welcome to join the challenge if you don’t have a TYE4 and just use your body weight.
Join my coaching group for the LBD CHALLENGE …
• Workout can be done anywhere
• 3 exercises are assigned each day [workout content from Daily Fitness Challenge]
• Daily instructions and demo videos will be posted everyday in coaching group
Check out the SNEAK PEEK of the DAY 10 demo.
• Receive more results than you expect when using TYE4 [TYE4 – $80 BUY NOW]
• This workout is progressive and at the end you will be stronger, have more muscle tone and have more endurance!
• Exercises are moderate to advanced but can be modified
• Unlimited access to the coaches to answer questions and customize the exercises
• NOT JUST FOR THE LADIES! Yes I know the name of this challenge is a bit girly, but guys are welcome to join in and we promise we won’t ruin your rep by telling everyone you’re working out to fit in a dress! All the exercises are full body functional movements 😉
• If you’re already a member of the coaching group, you don’t need to sign up… Just let me know you’ll be participating in the challenge so I can keep you accountable 😘
• The price of 2 Starbucks drinks gets you a 1 month membership for this challenge!
JOIN THE 30 DAY LBD CHALLENGE
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Prepping for the LITTLE BLACK DRESS Workout Challenge::
To test, I did all the exercises (50-60 reps) at the GYM with basic equipment and then I did the same workout using only TYE4® at home.
The gym workout was good, sweaty and challenging. Knees were a bit cranky from some jumping and my back felt tight and knotted at the end [you know what I mean? Felt like I needed a massage]
The TYE4 session made me SORE, got my heart rate up higher but I had no joint pain and had a fast recovery period. Also, my back felt good and strong – almost like I’d come from a massage!!
Further evidence of the value of the Tye4!
My online coaching group is starting this 30 day workout challenge soon and they will receive daily videos showing how to apply the TYE4 to each exercise to make it more effective!
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Next video posted will show how to apply TYE4 to this workout. Stay tuned!…
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