Why You Need Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1, also known as Thiamine, plays an important role in how humans function in everyday life. Thiamine is one of eight essential B vitamins responsible for converting carbohydrates into fuel for the body. Without them, the body wouldn’t be able to metabolize fats and proteins in order to sustain itself. Additionally, the entire span of these vitamins play a part in more than just energy production.

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7 Practical Reasons to Work On Your Core

The core of your body is essentially the abdomen, obliques, chest and back. Of course this is depending on who you’re talking to. Some experts believe the core is nothing more than the abdomen. In any case, working on your core has a great deal of practical uses whether your a body builder or an arm wrestler. In reality, it doesn’t matter how much muscle you have on your arms if your core cannot sustain you.

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Exercise: Spiderman Plank

For those who want to work on their abs, obliques, quads and glutes, the Spiderman Plank may be one of the better exercises. This is a difficult workout and may be something you want to work towards as a beginner. Personally, I was only able to sustain five reps with each set. This is because I am incredibly out of shape. Still, I plan on breaking these records as I work for greater fitness.

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Reviews: Plank

Although I was reluctant to try planking at first, it turned out to be one of my favorite exercises for the abs. It’s a simple exercise that can have some profound results when added to your regular routine. It does more than just slim down your tummy as it strengthens the core allowing you to do certain physical activities without grunting or straining.

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Is 20 Minutes Per Day Enough for Fitness?

A lot of ads and professionals attest that you only need 20 minutes per day or more to experience optimum fitness. However, this isn’t entirely accurate. In reality, it depends more on your individual physique and how much food you consume on average each day. For many of us, 20 minutes of exercise is not going to cut it when it comes to fitness.

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Reviews: Machine Bicep Curl

Although I am a bit biased about owning exercise machines, that doesn’t mean I won’t use them at the rec center. The Machine Bicep Curl is one of the first things I do as soon as I enter the building – that is, unless it’s occupied. While some of the effort is removed as opposed to using straight dumbbells, it can be an invaluable method for building strength in the arms.

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Using the Exercise Website to Stay Motivated

Exercise.com is one of my go-to websites for various workouts and exercises. It has a huge database with several thousand ways that can help you get into shape. One of the biggest reasons why I like using the site is because of the point system. These points are accumulated through your activities and pitted against everyone else on the site. So, how do you use Exercise.com to stay motivated for fitness?

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