It amazes me how much my 5-year-old son looks up to me, imitating my behavior even as he develops his own identity. Watching him watch me has made me realize how important it is for fathers to model healthy habits. Exercise isn’t just something we do for ourselves; it impacts the health of our future generations. Dads, let’s all man up, get off the couch, and show our kids what it means to be healthy!
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Get fitness and sports nutrition tips from personal trainer Deniz Duygulu, an International Federation of BodyBuilders Men’s Physique pro athlete. For videos demonstrating correct form and advice on fueling effectively, check out his blogs and like him on Facebook.
Want legs with crazy-amazing tone and definition? Pro physique bodybuilder and personal trainer Deniz Duygulu demonstrates his leg-sculpting routine.
Personal trainer Deniz Duygulu, an International Federation of BodyBuilders Men’s Physique pro athlete, offers tips for a fun Memorial Day weekend that won’t destroy your dieting efforts:
I eat healthy, but like just about everyone, I can’t rely on food alone to ensure I am getting the vitamins I need.
Below is a list of the vitamins I take on a daily basis. (You’ll notice that I take a lot of vitamin C—that’s because I will skimp on fruit when a professional physique bodybuilding competition is coming up to avoid fruit sugars and bring down my body fat percentage.) Read more →
I am a personal fitness trainer at a private country club, where the average age of the clientele is 70. After spending years among this population, I see firsthand that the club members who exercise regularly are much more independent and in remarkably better physical condition than the members who don’t work out.
So many elderly people are afraid of getting hurt during a workout—but the truth is, not exercising is more likely to cause harm.
Heading off to college is an exciting experience that comes with many changes—including the responsibility of finding or making your own meals, often for the first time. Between dining frequently with friends, late-night study sessions (with snacks!) and newfound freedom to eat what you want whenever you want it, many students fall victim to the dreaded “Freshman 15” within their first few months on campus.
There are a few important things to keep in mind, not only to avoid quickly packing on15 pounds (which can easily turn into 20, 25 or 30), but to start building the right eating and exercise habits for life.
Here are a few get-fit tips for incoming frosh:
IFBB pro-athlete Deniz Duygulu always wanted bulging biceps—even when he was a little kid.
Remember how the cartoon character Popeye would eat his spinach and then his forearms would double in size? As a kid, I thought that was pretty cool. (Even now, I still do.) As far back as I can remember, I was always intrigued by massive, muscular characters like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. All little boys want to be like Superman and The Incredible Hulk at some point—but unlike most of them, it wasn’t a phase I ever outgrew!
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