How HIIT Can Help You Get a Toned Physique

June 1st, 2016 Comments off

In the fitness world, there is a term that’s been passed around lately and that is HIIT. What does HIIT stands for? HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training.

What does this mean and how can this help you get a toned or shredded physique? Well, I will talk about everything you need to know about HIIT and how it can help you get a toned physique in this article.

So, a lot of people want to get lean and most of them even want to push it to get a toned or shredded body. They want to look like the fitness models they usually see on fitness magazines.

But, a lot of people are doing the most ineffective exercises to get them what they want. Most people resort to steady cardio exercises, which will ultimately lead them to failure.

What do I mean by “steady” cardio exercises? Steady cardio exercises are exercises that require you to perform an activity at a steady pace.

In the case of running, you will run at a steady rate and speed. In the case of weight lifting, you will lift the same amount of weight with the same level of intensity.

Although you get lean and you will gain muscle from doing these exercises, it can only help you in the beginning.

Overtime, your body will get acclimated to the training program, leaving you with no result whatsoever.

So, how do you combat this? Well, that is where the HIIT will come in. High-intensity interval training works wonders for people who want to get a toned physique, and here’s why.

As previously mentioned, when you workout at a steady pace, your body will get used to it and you will see minimal gains at best.

But what HIIT does is that it challenges and confuses your body by doing interval training. What I mean by this is that you do a few minutes of intense workout then couple it with a less stressful training regimen for a couple of minutes and alternate it again to an intense workout, then rinse and repeat.

HIIT is more effective at helping you lose weight and getting a shredded physique because your body will be in a near-constant fat burning mode. In other words, when you’re doing HIIT workouts, your body will have more metabolism and you get a more effective passive fat burning power.

Also, High-intensity interval training increases your resting metabolic rate than doing steady-paced exercises. Furthermore, your growth hormones and catecholamine levels will rise up quicker when doing HIIT workouts, which are touted to be important in fat loss.

So, if you want to do cardio exercises such as running, for example, you can increase the intensity by sprinting 100 meters and then jogging for the next 100 meters and so on.

For weight lifters, you can increase the intensity by doing low-rep exercises and then superset it with low-weight, high-rep exercises. Suppose you bench press 250lbs for 8 reps, you then superset it with 150lbs and 20 reps and then go back to 250 lbs after a brief rest.

I hope you get the point of HIIT. If you’re currently not seeing the results you’ve wanted, try doing HIIT workouts. Increase the intensity of your workouts to get increased and gratifying results.

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Huawei Ascend G7

March 12th, 2016 Comments off

The midrange phone market is saturated with a lot of options. There are literally hundreds of mobile phones branded in this category and it may be hard to get a phone that you would really want.

Today, we are going to talk about the Huawei Ascend G7. Since prominent mobile phone manufacturers such as Samsung and Apple dominated the premium market, Huawei is here to make a name in the midrange consumer market.

The Ascend G7 is a midrange mobile phone from Huawei and it aims to provide a very nice user experience without asking too much money from the consumer. So, does the Huawei Ascend G7 bode well in the midrange category? Let’s find out.

Apple seems to have nailed it when they’ve designed the iPhone 6 as many mobile phone companies opted to have a similar design aspect. That is the case of the Huawei Ascend G7. It has a design that is akin to that of Apple’s flagship mobile phone.

It comes with that metallic back cover and it also has some curved edges that make this phone easy to grip even with one hand. This phone only has a thickness of 7.6mm so it is within a respectable range for a mobile phone. Plus, it is easy to put the phone in and out of your pocket.

Since the Huawei Ascend G7 is said to be in the midrange category and that it seems a little bit cheaper than others, the Huawei Ascend G7 has to cut some corners. The Huawei Ascend G7’s display is a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of only 720p and a pixel count of 267ppi. Obviously, it is not that comparable with other midrange phones since most phones nowadays come with, at least, a Full HD (1080p) resolution.

The Huawei Ascend G7 does have some respectable specs with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and 2GB of RAM. It is not something to brag about but, at least, the specs should help you get by even with the most demanding of applications.

This mobile phone is also powered by the Android Lollipop version 5.0.2 and the company brought their own EMUI 3.0 into the mix. It only added some aesthetic appeal to the UI and you can still feel some vanilla Android experience to it as well. Thankfully, the company did not install a lot of crapware on the phone, so that is a good thing for people who are looking for an almost vanilla Android experience.

The Huawei Ascend G7 doesn’t have a removable back cover but the company compensated by giving us a 3,000 MaH battery. Most mobile phones nowadays are used as media devices and having a hefty battery life is something that is admired. If you’re looking to make this phone your media hub, then the 3,000 MaH battery that comes with this will be appealing to you.

The camera of the Huawei Ascend G7 is also quite good. It comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The rear camera comes with an LED flash and has an aperture of f/2.0.

The app is also quite good and it comes with a host of post-processing features that will help improve your captured images.

Even though the Huawei Ascend G7 doesn’t have a good enough screen, it does bolster its other specifications such as the camera and the battery life.

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Motorola Moto G

February 1st, 2016 Comments off

The pioneer of mobile phones, Motorola, has created another great mobile phone in their lineup in the form of the Motorola Moto G. Is this new mobile phone for you? Read on to find out.

The Motorola Moto G mobile phone has spawned a lot of iterations and now that it is in its 3rd iteration, what has changed? When the first Moto G hit the market, a lot of people were actually surprised to see a good mobile phone without the heavy price tag.

Since then, Motorola is out to create mobile phones that a lot of people would love; not only from the performance standpoint but also the price.

This mobile phone still has a plastic overall design with a removable back cover. Under the back cover are the microSD slot and the SIM socket. What has changed as far as the design goes? The Motorola Moto G now has a water-resistant back cover which repels any water from coming into contact with the phone. Motorola has probably taken notes from Sony for this one.

The Motorola Moto G sports a 5-inch IPS screen panel display with a maximum resolution of 1280×720 and a 326 ppi. The display is surprisingly crisp and that viewing movies or TV series on this phone is quite a treat.

Under the hood, the Motorola Moto G is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. The mobile phone also comes with 2GB of RAM and the Adreno 305 GPU.

As for the operating system, the Motorola Moto G comes with the Android 5.0 Lollipop. I really love the aesthetics and performance of the Android Lollipop. It is clean, it is snappy, and it comes loaded with features that I truly love such as the app drawer being streamlined, Material-designed apps, and so much more.

The battery of the Motorola Moto G is also beefed up quite a bit. The 3rd generation Moto G now has a 2470 MaH battery compared to its predecessors which only have 2070 MaH. For the price and performance, the battery life is more than adequate to last more than 24 hours of use.

The battery is not the only thing that is upgraded in the Motorola Moto G. Now, this mobile phone comes equipped with a 13-megapixel Sony IMX214 rear camera with an aperture of f/2.0. Not only that, but this mobile phone also comes with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera as well.

Pictures that were captured using the Moto G’s camera is superb (for the price, at least). Photos were much crisper and it also performed really well even in low-light conditions.

The f/2.0 aperture is really evident on the quality of the photos. Even though it doesn’t have an optical image stabilization technology, per se, it still performed quite well. Other mobile phones at this price point are blown to the water thanks to the Moto G’s impressive camera.

In summary, the Moto G is a really good mid-range phone that far surpasses other mobile phones in the same price range. The Motorola Moto G costs only $177.

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Shredded Plus Fat Burning Supplements

December 15th, 2015 Comments off

When browsing fat-burning supplements, I came across one that is sponsored by Amazon. Not a lot of products get this much attention, so having seen a sponsored product, a tingling sensation within me pushes me to investigate this supplement a little bit further.

The supplement I am referring to is the Shredded Plus Fat burning supplement. This fat-burning supplement has gained massive traction in just a few weeks. So, what does the Shredded Plus Fat-burning supplement do? Here is the official product description:

  • INCREASE THE RATE OF FAT LOSS and BURN FAT, PRESERVE MUSCLE. See results fast with our innovative formulation that uses science to supercharge the rate of fat loss through multiple pathways in your body. The formula contains cutting-edge research backed ingredients that work synergistically, turning your body into an efficient fat burning machine. Scorch off body fat, maintain your hard earned muscle, and finally achieve the shredded physique that you’ve always wanted.
  • ELEVATE YOUR METABOLIC RATE. The #1 critical factor to successfully losing body fat is to burn more calories every day. Shredded+ contains precise ratios of key ingredients that research has shown to burn more calories throughout the day, even if you’re at rest. More calories burned per day equals more fat loss, and most importantly: long-term sustained results.shredded
  • EXPERIENCE AMPLIFIED ENERGY LEVELS & BETTER MOOD. Experience a clean energy surge without the jitters, over stimulation, crashes, and anxiety. Feel motivated and energized with crystal clear cognitive function and a sense of motivation. Power through your day, crush your workouts, and conquer your fitness goals.
  • SUPPRESS APPETITE, CRUSH FOOD CRAVINGS. Nothing can derail the fat loss process faster than giving into unexpected food cravings. Shredded+ helps control these cravings with cutting-edge ingredients that work to curb your appetite. Stay on the winning path and achieve your fat loss goals without being sabotaged by food cravings.

The Shredded Plus has an impressive list of ingredients that have been clinically proven to help in burning fat. The ingredients listed are:

  • Acetyl L-Carnitine– For burning fat stores and improving cognition
  • Naringenin– Helps produce Adiponectin, a hormone that helps in breaking down fat cells
  • Green Tea Extract– For fat loss and other health benefits
  • Synephrine– improves metabolism
  • Hesperidin– Also known to improve metabolic rates
  • Caffeine– For energy and thermogenic effects
  • Salicin– an anti-inflammatory agent
  • Cayenne Pepper Extract– Another thermogenic agent that helps burn fat

With this much ingredients, it is no wonder that this is a highly-acclaimed fat-burning supplement. Let’s look at some of the reviews:

Darrick: “I am a skeptic and now a believer! The Shredded plus helped me lose a ton of weight the safe way in just 2 weeks!”

Thomas: “Alright, the Shredded Plus is the only fat-burning supplement I’ve taken that has a lot of well-known ingredients. At first, I was doubtful if this is potent because it may dilute the effects of the supplement because of its myriad of ingredients. But, I was wrong, it really does help me lose a lot of weight.”

The Shredded Plus is one of the best fat-burning supplements for the month of November. This fat-burning supplement costs only $30.

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Nintendo 3dS

September 23rd, 2014 Comments off


Nintendo 3DS was introduced just recently and although we understand a great deal regarding this, we really do not know everything. Anticipate more information to be released like the launch date, cost along with extra features soon.

Enthusiasts of videogames do not have to wait around a lot longer due to the fact that the Nintendo 3DS will be here! Appropriately, Nintendo’s device is reported to be placed on promotion on 27 March. Videogame participants can pre purchase Nintendo 3DS whenever before it’s launched at most suppliers to ensure that they grab the Nintendo system once it’s launched. Nintendo of The United States is providing for those useful functions 4 million video gaming gadgets to suppliers to cater to the suspected requirement. After reducing extension inside the mobile gaming industry, Nintendo 3DS is Nintendo’s reaction to fire up extension within this future rewarding industry. The Nintendo mobile is an impressive video game gadget which will probably broaden the productive Japanese Firm’s control in the mobile gaming field.


For those who haven’t found, Nintendo 3DS is upgraded mobile video gaming device set to go further where Nintendo DSi left off. The primary 3D machine within the mobile videogame galaxy will likely be delivered for under $300. Despite the fact that the inquiring price might be a bit costly to some individuals, the video game equipment is an exceptional portion of machines. In regards to what technique did the Japanese firm create a method to accomplish 3D visuals minus the necessity for exclusively developed 3D frames when all other competitive firms have become speechless? This may not be unusual to Nintendo enthusiasts, since the firm has long been a risk taker within the videogame industry. The organization is within the present acquiring pleasure of their industry control using the Nintendo DS, Wii and DSi digital game systems. In result, the Nintendo created mobile systems which was the very first available in the mobile video gaming industry.

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3DS Flashcarts

April 22nd, 2014 Comments off

Have you ever played a video game, only to be left wanting? If only they added another level or fleshed out the characters more, then perhaps the story and game would have been perfect. Video games are not the things in the gaming industry that seem incomplete. Sometimes, the gaming consoles themselves can seen only partially there with limited usability.


When the Nintendo DS came out, everyone was excited. With a wide range of games and numerous features, it quickly became the most played portable gaming device out there. However, some people thought that the DS was capable of more.


Hence, the Nintendo DS and 3DS Flash Carts were created. Adding all sorts of new options, they gave gamers unprecedented control over their gaming experience. This was however not without its consequences. Lets take a closer look at the 3DS Flash Carts, and see what you can do with them.



What is a Nintendo 3DS Flash Carts cartridge?


The Nintendo 3DS Flash Carts are cartridges specifically designed for the Nintendo 3DS. They are adapters for the microSD flash card ports located on the Nintendo DS. The 3DS Flash Carts include flash memory, instead of the read only NAND ROM that other Nintendo DS cards have. What does this mean for you?



Plug and Play Versatility


The 3DS Flash Carts are easy to use, install software on, attach to the DS, and access once you have it installed. They help you change the basic ways the DS works, giving you a range of new and interesting options. In addition to this, the 3DS Flash Carts offer plug and play versatility. This means you can jail break your 3DS device, and install things like Homebrew apps, 3rd party games not normally found on the DS, and then create backups. What the 3DS Flash Carts gives you is options to make your DS dreams a reality.



Knowing More About the Claims


One of the biggest problems with the 3DS Flash Carts is that gaming companies hate it. Many gaming companies hold onto patents for games that have gone long out of circulation and cannot be purchased. When people who origionally bought these games years ago create roms using the 3DS Flash Carts, these gaming companies become scared. As a result, there are many unheeded claims that the 3DS Flash Carts are immoral and used for piracy. As you and I know, this couldn’t be any further from the truth.

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Nintendo 3DS games

June 11th, 2011 Comments off

The Nintendo 3DS is a great video game system, one of the most popular ever created. However, the R4i 3DS, like all game systems, has a lot of games that simply aren’t good for children. Most parents look at ratings and choose which games their kids should be allowed to play that way, but this isn’t always a great system for determining which games are safe for your kids, and even if it works, it does not tell you which video games will help you develop your child’s knowledge and creativity, or which games will foster their social skills. Here is a list of a few games which are both entertaining for kids, but also useful for them.

  1. Nintendogs + Cats: These Nintendogs games have been out for a while now. What they do is simulate a pet, in this case that pet can be a cat or a dog in any of a variety of breeds. Nintendogs can be a useful tool if your child is interested in a pet, but you don’t think they are ready for one. Nintendogs + Cats has no violence to speak of and teaches nurturing and responsibility, making it a safe and useful children’s game.
  2. Harvest Moon 3D: a New Beginning: This is an interesting option. Harvest Moon is a game series set around building a life as a farmer. It requires that the player plant and water their crops so that they will grow to be harvested. In addition, the player has to look after farm animals, feed themselves, manage the state of their property, etc. This game doesn’t feature violence, and teaches the player cause and effect along with responsibility and a little about farming, although it is hardly a perfect farming simulation. It’s still a game after all. There is also a social aspect thanks to the interactions between the farmer and the surrounding town, most of which are in the player’s control.
  3. AnimalCrossing: A New Leaf: Animal Crossing is a game series featuring talking animal people who live in a town together and try to get along. The player plays a new villager who has just moved into town. His or her job is to get along with everyone, build up his or her house, and complete minigames like fishing or bug catching. The game has no real violence to speak of, and is good about teaching both responsibility and good social behaviors. 
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Super Mario Bros. 3

October 20th, 2010 Comments off

When you ask anybody out there, “what is the most popular Nintendo game of all time?” Some people will tell that it is Super Mario. Mario has become a household name particularly in the platform-adventure game genre.

One of the greatest Super Mario games of all time is the Super Mario Bros. 3. The game was released back in October 23, 1988 in Japan and February 9, 1990 in North America. When people got heir first hands-on experience with the game, they turned into instant fans.

The complex levels and challenging gameplay are the elements that got people hooked. Not only that, but you can obtain powerups as well, to help Mario beat each level. Each succeeding level gets more difficult, so at times, you need to play with your best.

Now, let’s discover the story behind Super Mario Bros. 3.

super-marioMario and his brother, Luigi, were successful in upholding the peace of the Mushroom Kingdom. The bad guy, Bowser, has set out his seven children to wreak havoc once again in the Mushroom world.

The Mushroom World has a total of seven kingdoms. Each kingdom has a special magic wand. These magical wands were stolen by Bowser’s children, otherwise known as Koopalings, and they used these magic wands to turn the Kings into critters.

Mario and Luigi are bent to restore the peace back into the Mushroom world, and they set out a journey to defeat the seven Koopalings. Each Koopaling has one magic wand in their possession, and upon defeating them, Mario and Luigi are able to retrieve it. After each Koopaling is defeated, Mario and Luigi used the wands to restore the Kings back to their normal forms.

However, Bowser has some other nefarious plans. He thinks that his plan might fail, so he devised a plan to kidnap Princess Toadstool. After hearing the news, our heroes didn’t delay and both of them set out to rescue the princess.

After rescuing Princess Toadstool, the peace was finally restored once again.

For a game that is 17 years old, Super Mario Bros. 3 is quite an expansive game. The game has a total of 8 worlds; each having their own uniqueness.

The 8 worlds you can explore are:

  • Grass Land
  • Desert Land
  • Water Land
  • Giant Land
  • Sky Land
  • Ice Land
  • Pipe Land
  • Dark Land

There is also another world you can explore called the Warp Zone. This special zone can only be accessed when you use the Warp Whistle.

Everything is good and all, but what I love about Super Mario is his various transformations. Below are all of Mario’s transformations:

  • Super Mario

  • Fire Mario

  • Raccoon Mario

  • Tanooki Mario

  • P-Wing

  • Frog Mario

  • Hammer Mario

  • Invincible Mario

Mario transforms into any of them depending on the item he gets. For example, small Mario (the starting form) will turn into Super Mario when he gets a Super Mushroom. Mario can transform into Frog Mario when you get the Frog suit. And so on.

So, if you’re out looking for a great platform-game, Super Mario Bros. 3 should be on your list.

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