Friday, March 25, 2016

Commission Black Ops Review + Bonus

This was not something I had actually considered reviewing as I'm leaving for the JVZoo event early tomorrow morning however I had numerous people message me and ask me about it. So I chose to obtain review access and inspect it out for myself.

As you can probably guess by the name Commission BlackOps is a training item that teaches the best ways to do affiliate marketing. It focuses primarily on the JVZoo platform however the tactics it teaches you will work on almost any sort of affiliate platform.

The training is provided in two various ways. First there is a PDF 'field handbook' that you can download. Ill be sincere, I personally do not like reading PDF training, most likely due to the fact that I spend so much time staring at a computer system screen reading/ composing computer code, so I did not review the PDF. I did go over the video training which covers the very same things as the printed training.

The very first thing I discovered about the training was that there is a logo introduction video that you have to see each time. While the introduction is cool and well done I personally never liked it when courses have these intro videos. I always believed to myself. I don't require you to inform me exactly what Im supervising and over. To be fair however, that's just an animal peeve of mine and it might not irritate the majority of people as it does me. That though the quality of the videos from a technical stand point is stop great. The are well made in both the video and in the audio.

The video training is separated into 5 various modules that have names that adhere to the "black ops" theme of the course. While these are enjoyable names they are not very descriptive and makes it a little difficult to bear in mind which module you require to return to if you desire to take another look at a specific part of the training.

The first two modules of the training are very fundamental and are absolutely created for the total newbie. The cover things like creating a JVZoo account, the best ways to find items to promote. Ways to get testimonial access etc. For numerous individuals these might be largely a review or something they can avoid entirely. However I understand why he has these therein. Some individuals will be entirely brand-new and its important to cover the essentials initially prior to carrying on to the advanced subjects.

The rest of the training is centered around e-mail marketing. I consider myself very well developed as an e-mail marketer when examining the training there where times that I wrote things down due to the fact that some of the things he pointed out where things I did not even recognize and things I want to be doing in my future campaigns.

If your a bit more seasoned than you can skip the first module or 2 however I still have no doubt that you are going to find out things from this training (I did). Because this training was something that thought me a thing or 2 and is being offered at a very low price its simple for me to state:

Monday, March 14, 2016

7 Reasons to Incorporate Kettlebell Workouts Into Your Fitness Regimen

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I have been incorporating kettlebell workouts into my fitness routine since 2007. It didn't take me long to become hooked on the time-saving workouts and obvious results the kettlebell provided me while I was a busy and highly-involved student in my early kettlebell years.

Once I became a full-time employee in the corporate world, it seemed that this type of functional fitness was the only way I was going to find the time to keep my health in check, and so, I present to you, the top 7 reasons to incorporate kettlebell workouts into your fitness regimen, IMHO (in my humble opinion).

1. Adaptable to Any Level of Fitness

If youre thinking to yourself, this person is crazy, there is no way I can put myself through a rigorous kettlebell workout I google searched the word and Ive never seen so many abs on one person in my life! let me reassure you.

First, I agree how can one person have so many abs?! (Well talk about this in a bit). But more importantly, working with a kettlebell is 100% adaptable to your level of fitness. My greatest trainers worked with people from the 5th grade to senior citizens and everyone in between. You can make the workouts as hard or as easy as you need and like, and if youre working with a personal trainer (which is best for beginners to learn proper movement and technique) they will know exactly how to make the workouts challenging, yet completely attainable for you.

2. A Different Workout Everyday

Because of the versatility of uses for the kettlebell, you or your trainer can structure your workout to be different every single time. Many have heard of the benefits of incorporating muscle confusion into their training. Well, in addition to keeping your muscles out of regular routine, you also keep your mind out of regular routine leading you to be more dedicated and focused to each individual workout. Not to mention, its just a heck of a lot more fun to mix it up versus the everyday 30 minute treadmill session followed by bench press and bicep curls.

3. A Low-Impact Option

We know that running is hard on the knees and rigorous weight-lifting can be hard on the back and joints. The kettlebell can provide a surprisingly low-impact workout as an alternative or replacement to the high-impact options.

Though, I continue to run and lift weights every-so-often, there are many individuals (like my father) who simply cannot continue such workouts on his body. Kettlebell workouts have been a life-savor for fitness-junkies like my dad. He cant run anymore due to back problems, but since he started incorporating low-impact kettlebell workouts into his workout regimen, he has not only seen fantastic strength gain and aesthetic appeal, but his endurance has improved as well!

How are kettlebell workouts low-impact you ask? Most kettlebell movements are closed kinetic chain exercises where the hands or feet are secure to one place and do not move. The exercise often targets multiple muscle groups at once and are often weight-bearing. If the kettlebell movements are performed properly after guidance from a trainer, the movements can be performed safely at low-impact.

4. Say "bye-bye" To Crunches!

You heard that right! The kettlebell is an unbalanced weight (as opposed to the balanced weight provided by the dumbbell). If you have ever held a kettlebell above your head, youll notice that it takes a little bit more work from your shoulders, core, and even legs to keep the kettlebell up there.

As mentioned above, most kettlebell movements are closed kinetic chain exercises so they target multiple muscle groups simultaneously during a movement, and compared to the dumbbell, the kettlebell exercises trigger more parts of the body in order to perform the movements and balance the weight in the beginning and ending positions. Its only obvious that a key ingredient to stabilization in each movement is triggered from the abdominal region of the core!

So, while youre working on those defined shoulders or even toning up that booty, your abs are getting in on the action too! (Note: youre totally allowed to continue performing crunches and can even do some ab-targeted movement with the bells if thats what youre into! I recommend Turkish getups and sit-n-reach with a light bell).

5. Trade in Hours Lifting at the Gym or on the Treadmill for Minutes with the "Bells"

According to this ACE (American Council on Exercise) study, a 20-minute kettlebell snatch workout turned up results of burning over 20 calories per minute. To put that into perspective, that is, anaerobically, 600 calories per half-hour. It would take me 1 hour to get that level of burn on the treadmill, unless I'm really down to run at a 6-minute mile pace the whole time... which I'm not.

Needless to say, because of the movements in a kettlebell workout, any athlete can get a decent calorie burn in just 20 minutes while also building muscular strength and improving endurance. Talk about a time-saving effective workout for us busy people!Not everyone will want to be a full-fledged bell lover, but for you, consider it a useful tool to incorporate when you're short on time.

6. Kettlebell Workouts are FUN

Whether you like a challenge, you like to change things up, or you like to be the one person at the gym that knows what they're doing with those weird, heavy, black, irony, pre-historic things in the corner, doing kettlebell workouts manifest fun.

There are many movements that provide a challenge with either the weight of the bell or simply developing the mobility and stability to have control of the full movement. Workouts for time or completed rounds provide a more competitive atmosphere if you're exercising with friends or in a group, while the change-up of movements and exercises keeps everyone on their toes. Finally, the sense of community you develop with your kettlebell family can lead to an irreplaceable bond. (Oh, and a lot of people will ask you how you know how to use those "iron things".)

7. I Almost Forgot! You Don't Need To Wear Shoes!!

Ok, you might be questioning the benefit in this reason, but working out without shoes is a perk in my book and for good reason! Of course, you can totally wear shoes if you wish, but flat-sole shoes are recommended.

So why not shoes? Well, barefoot training can help strengthen your ankles and feet. Plus, it allows for a more stable base for you to stand on. Like I said, you can totally wear shoes if you think that's disgusting or something... but go for minimal and avoid thick-soled running shoes.

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Trail running shoes offer a thinner sole giving the "minimalist" effect for a stabilized workout.

BONUS: For The Ladies -Working out with kettlebells will not make you bulky. Working out with any weights will not make you bulky. Females have a vastly different genetic makeup and hormone level compared to males, and it takes a LOT of dedicated weight training, food preparation (and steroid use for some... harsh reality, I know) to get "bulky". So, don't be afraid of the iron. It can only bring you a tighter, stronger, faster frame along with a dash of confidence and happiness to boot.


To heck with the conclusion! Get out there and swing some bells!