Archive for November, 2009

Giving Thanks Again!

Thank You from Body Core, maker of the AbMat!

One year ago, we decided to show our appreciation to those who had visited our abmat.net site by giving a 10% discount on a combo-pack purchase. Well, this has been an even better year, so we’re that much more thankful. To show our gratitude, we are not only offering $4.95 shipping/handling on combo packs ordered between now and the end of the year. We are also offering two more deals! If you order a five-pack, you will get a $27.00 per unit price plus $11.90 shipping/handling. If you order a 10-pack, you will get a $25.50 unit price plus $14.95 shipping/handling.

These deals are available at our secure online store (click on the items marked “SPECIAL”), or you can call us toll-free at 888.330.7080. Just tell the customer service representative answering the phone which deal you want.

* This great offer is limited to UPS Ground shipments within the continental United States.

 

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Monday, November 30th, 2009 Random No Comments

BOSU Can't Do Everything?

Wrong BOSU ApplicationWrong Again, BOSU...
Instability training has been all the rage for a few years now.  Included in that is the heavily promoted and well-known BOSU.  BOSU people have been telling the public for years that performing squats, deadlifts, overhead presses, and curls while on the unit will dramatically improve results and take workouts to another level.  Researchers at Eastern Illinois University recently found that it was no more effective at activating core muscles than doing the exercises on stable ground.  During whole-body weight training, the capacity for maximal core muscle contraction decreases when people exercise on unstable surfaces, such as the BOSU ball. (International Journal Sports Physiology Performance, 4: 97-109, 2009)

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 Fitness & Wellness, Random No Comments

NEWSFLASH! Diet Soda is REALLY Bad for You…

Diet Soda Bad...
A new study, conducted by scientists from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, appears to have found a link between diet soda consumption and kidney damage in women.  The study followed 3,000 caucasian women over an 11-year period and compared artificially-sweetened drinks to those sweetened with sugar.  Researchers found women who drank two or more diet drinks a day doubled their risk of gradual kidney decline.  Researchers found no such occurrence with those women drinking similar amounts of the sugar-sweetened drinks.  (Psst, I hear water is even better for you… or unsweetened coffee or tea…)

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Thursday, November 12th, 2009 Nutrition No Comments