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Women and Weights

by Kyla Gagnon

It’s a common concern among women.

Will I bulk up if I train with weights???

Am I better off just doing cardio??

I am here to tell you plain and simple,

NO you will not bulk up with weights ( unless of course you go in with that as a specific goal, proper nutrition and supplementation and some HEAVY lifting strategies)

and

NO cardio will not get you the body that I can assure we all want.

How can I be so sure that we all want the same body???

In my 8 years of personal training NOBODY has ever requested we work on increasing the lose skin and ‘sag’ factor of the rear end, waist line, or under arms.

 

FROM EXPERIENCE, I have been weight training for 12 years and only ….ONLY In this past year have I been able to REALLY see some muscular development worth bragging about.

The average rep range one would need to ‘bulk’ up is 5-8, versus the typical 15-20 for the average female in the gym aiming to tone and lengthen.

When I say 5-8 reps, keep in mind that these are HEAVY reps. Heavy enough that the 8th rep is just about NOT happening…..

I feel confident that the average female starting a gym routine isn’t going to hop on the 5-8 heavy rep train straight off the bat, and thusly will NOT bulk up by lifting weights.

What she WILL recieve in turn :

  • Strength
  • Independence
  • Tighter Muscles
  • Less Body Fat
  • Decreased risk of Osteoporosis
  • Increased athletic ability, and endurance
  • Decreased risk of joint injury, back injury, muscle strains, and arthritis
  • Decreased risk of Heart Disease
  • Decreased risk of Diabetes
  • Improved attitude and lowered risk for depression

 

BOTTOM line girls-

Train with weights, eat clean, do daily cardio of some sort, even brisk walking, drink water and sleep…..

You will live a longer, happier and TIGHTER life, I promise

~Kyla Gagnon, BodyRipped Coach and Inside Out Fitness Owner and Personal Trainer, Victoria, BC

Magnum Nutraceuticals sponsored athlete

 

Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day | Mainstream Media Soon to be Irrelevant

This post is written from a Chick-Fil-A in Silver Spring, Maryland. A Chick-Fil-A where the line to order their food runs right out the door. Why Chick-Fil-A?

Well, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have heard much ballyhoo from politicians and media types concerning Chick-Fil-A President/COO Dan Cathy. The ballyhoo prompted a social media blowup regarding marriage.

Dan Cathy, while on the Ken Coleman Radio Show, reiterated his support of the traditional family unit and it’s importance in society. With that support also comes his opposition to a marriage of anything other than one man and one woman. Now, Chick-Fil-A is an unabashedly Christian valued restaurant chain. So why it is ANY surprise that someone of Christian values would view marriage in a traditionally Christian sense is beyond me.

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Chicago, IL c: Chuck Brueckmann

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Northridge, CA c: LATimes

In fact, the company’s financial support to certain causes has already been documented. They are closed on Sunday to honor the Christian Sabbath. Their corporate purpose is “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.” Plus they have given millions of dollars for things like scholarships and …..GASP!…. placing kids in a family to foster eventual independence through a proper upbringing.

So what the hell is so controversial? It’s NOT a shocker that they don’t endorse a marriage that doesn’t consist of a man and a woman, especially while on an obscure radio show.  But, when it comes to the whores in the media, you can make a story out of anything. So long as the goal of keeping people distracted enough from the big picture is realized.

Silver Value may be ready to Rise

As you know, we have been awaiting the inevitable rise in silver value. There is an obvious war against silver waged by the media and banksters alike. If the public were to realize true silver value, the fiat money scheme would come crashing down. Yet, in the face of this war, we now see reason to believe that the silver value will soon skyrocket closer to where it should be. [UPDATE: August 22| Recent Silver Performance Points to Breakout]

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Real Silver.

You know that there are basically two markets in silver. There is a physical market and the paper market. While silver value in the physical market is based upon the spot price in the paper market, there is really no practical correlation between the two. The physical is what you hold….in your hand. And the paper is what is traded through shares…shares which may or may be not be backed by the physical product (easily manipulated).

As you will see, the time for the rise in silver value may now be upon us. In both the physical aspect AND the technical side, there are signs pointing to another breakout. Could this breakout be similar to that of August 2010 – April 2011? That run up saw the silver value rise from $17 an ounce up to nearly $48. Here is a technical chart of the SLV silver spot price over the last 3 years.

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Technical Silver Chart July 2009-July 2012

On the technical side, it appears silver’s cycles go from August to April. Before August, we see a consolidation period or we don’t, and silver’s next move is determined by how it performs versus its resistance levels.

The current consolidation period (circle on right) hasn’t been experienced since just before August 2010 (circle on left). Will the silver value subsequently run up as it did back then?

SALT is GOOD

Salt is a lot like love…….WAIT!…..Don’t leave yet. You will soon learn the value of salt and the importance of using the correct type. The conclusion is that SALT is GOOD….very good….just hang in there and learn why.

You see, not all salt/love is created equal. Further, their historical importance is illustrated by the fact that they have both been involved life altering events, like the waging of wars. People have even accepted both as a wage payment for various reasons. But what would make salt so important that blood was shed over it? Can’t you just buy it in the store for a buck? Well, yes and no. Salt is good, essential actually, but it is the TYPE of salt that makes ALL the difference.

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

There is much conflicting information about salt..

  • Salt is good for you
  • Salt is bad for you
  • Low Salt diet is good
  • Low Salt diet is detrimental

The advocates of each of those statements will roll out their ‘facts’ as to why they know what’s right for you. Hopefully, by the end of this writing you will see that they are ALL correct.

Really, these misconceptions can be blamed on our language, especially the English language. It seems we are living examples of George Orwell’s 1984. In the book, with each passing generation, the vocabulary was reduced more and more. The result was an easily controlled, dumbed down population.

This is where we can see the salt / love correlation. Love is one word that means drastically different things depending on how its used.

In a restaurant – “I love this pizza”

At Thanksgiving dinner – “I love you grandma”

The womanizer – “I love you” (meaning I am evil and objectifying you)

In front of your boss – “I love this job”

In front of your co-workers – “I’d love to show boss-man a thing or two”

You see, a love for grandma is totally different from a love in lust. And the love of knocking your boss down a few pegs isn’t the same love you have for pizza. Come to think of it, maybe it’s not really the language that’s at fault, but our own laziness in how we use it. Words like passion, intimacy, fulfillment, care, pleasure, enjoy can easily be used to supplement ‘love,’ which naturally (in true Procinctu fashion) brings us to salt.

 

Like love, salt also has drastically different meanings.

Salt can be that table salt which is iodized.

Salt can also be sea salt which may or may not be processed differently than the iodized form.

There is Celtic sea salt in an unrefined state directly from the ocean.

Or upon pissing off someone, you could say “He’s gonna be salt.”

Here, you can see why salt advocates, for and against, offer such drastic views on salt. Different salts do different things. The REFINED iodized table salt is nothing like the UNREFINED naturally sourced Celtic salt from the sea. And a bad quality mislabeled refined sea salt is not the same thing as someones feelings.

As far as food is concerned, only one salt is superior. Unrefined salt is good and the most beneficial. You’ll know it by it’s coarseness, clumpiness, and color (not bleached white). Celtic Sea Salt is in this category. Though it’s equally attractive cousin, Himalayan Salt also ranks superior. In fact, as more and more contaminants reach our waters, Himalayan Salt will soon hold the lone spot as the superior salt if it hasn’t already. The reason for this is the Himalayan salt’s lack of exposure to impurities. However, for the purposes of this post, Celtic and Himalayan salt will have equal footing vs the refined salts. So let’s break down each salt so you know WHY Celtic and Himalayan Salt trumps all and why, ultimately, salt is good.

Drones in America | Domination by 2015

It’s getting to be that time…Drones in America!

Of course, that time has long since passed. The FAA has already granted hundreds of Certificates of Authorization to fly drones domestically in the United States. However, there is another ‘time’ that we can look forward. That is a time in which domestic drone use becomes part of the public discourse. This is a time that can’t come soon enough. Unfortunately, MOST Americans have no knowledge of drone use in our own skies. So it’s up to you to spread the word and make it an issue.

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Certified launcher map | red=active blue=expired yellow=disapproved

 

Luckily, there are a few people in government who are making ‘Drones in America’ an issue. Just last week, Representative Michael McCaul from Texas held a hearing to address the problems surrounding the Unmanned Aerial Systems. The July 19 hearing was titled Using Unmanned Aerial Systems Within the Homeland: Security Game Changer?

In it, he pointed out the advantages of drones. Military operations, infrastructure inspection, first responders, border patrol, flood actions, etc. have all benefited from the use of drones.

Internationalize | Dollar Vigilante & Casey Research | FreedomFest 2012

FreedomFest 2012 | procinctu.infoAt FreedomFest 2012, Procinctu attended a special luncheon with Dollar Vigilante’s Jeff Berwick and Doug Casey Research’s own Doug Casey. Along with the oft mentioned Sovereign Man, both Dollar Vigilante and Casey Research are great sources to internationalize your life. Casey Research was even featured in our own Top 12 Information Resources for 2012. There is a plethora of misinformation out there and your success is dependent upon where you get your news.

Our rights are constantly under threat by an increasingly desperate and growing government. It may be pertinent to take advantage of the vehicles through which you can internationalize yourself now. Waiting to act could result in these avenues being closed and you being stranded. So on with the luncheon recap.

 

Jeff Berwick’s talk contained a highlight of where he came from and where he is now. Jeff’s background includes a lucrative financial website, a lucrative financial website that crashed, living out of a sailboat, living out of a back pack, and currently living out of the Dominican Republic. Does that description startle you? Well it shouldn’t because it’s very likely that Jeff has enjoyed and currently enjoys more freedom than you do. His conscious effort to internationalize has led to greater personal liberty.

 

It wasn’t always like this though, Jeff was once conditioned like many others. However, one meeting that aided in his transformation was one with Doug Casey. It was through a series of questions by Doug in which Jeff realized he was a libertarian slash anarchist. Further, the 2008 financial crash validated Jeff’s Austrian economic viewpoints and the Dollar Vigilante was born not long after.