Tuesday, June 23, 2009

58yr old lifts Tiny Tim our Gym Stone!!

Last week I purchased a stone for us to "play" with in the gym. Old school Atlas Stone Lifting!!

Now, this is perceived "hard core" and it does appeal more to the "male-ness" of us men, however like anything, when you do it enough or see it enough it becomes "normal"!!

So I would like to show you some of the guys that have lifted Tiny Tim (this is the name of our stone) on their first ever attempts with it!

First we need to check out the latest person to put their name on the stone, Brendon he is 58yrs old and he "kills it"!!!

Then let's have a look at the fighters who gave it a nudge last week:

Now, we think Tiny Tim weighs 80kg, I broke the scales trying to weigh him after trying to put him down 'softly' on the scales after walking with it for 20m! Bugger....

Anyway, congrats to all that have Owned Tiny Tim and I'm going to get my first female name on their at some stage too :-)
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Is Cod Liver Oil now bad?

I have been a big believer in Fish Oils for a few years now and I RECOMMEND everyone take GREAT quality/quantity fish oil. It is NO secret that most cheaper brands fill their fish oil tablets with "crap" which allow them to 'sneak' in with regulated polices.

However lately some "big names" in the health industry have said, we SHOULD stop taking Cod Liver Oil due to Vitamin A levels being too high relative to Vitamin D and that Vitamin A will work against Vitamin D!!

Again, this is more targeted at the cheap rubbish fish oil/cod liver companies that are rapping the sea bed and YOUR health with creating inferior products!!!
Here's what Nordic Naturals have had to say about the Controversial topic of NO more Cod Liver Oil!

Nordic Naturals Offers Cod Liver Oil Solutions

in Response to Recent Vitamin A and Vitamin D Controversy

Watsonville, CA (December 1, 2008) In response to the commentary entitled “Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A Toxicity,

Frequent Respiratory Infections, and the Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic” published on November 11th by 16 well known supplement experts, Nordic Naturals announced today that its cod liver oil products pose no threat or compromise to consumers and actually offer healthy omega fatty acid solutions that are low in natural Vitamin A.

According to Karin Yien, MD, Nordic Naturals Chief Medical Advisor, “The issue that is cited by this group is based on the fact that almost all cod liver oil in the market is being supplemented with synthetic Vitamin A, standardized to certain levels, which is why it is assumed that all cod liver oil has high levels of the Vitamin A.

This is not true for the Nordic Naturals brand. We have always had low, safe levels of natural Vitamin A in our cod liver oil; and consequently, we do not add Vitamin A” to any of our cod liver oil products.

Nordic Naturals offers Arctic Cod Liver Oil made exclusively from Arctic Cod with no fish body oil or synthetic additives included.

“Nordic Naturals typically averages 650 - 1500 IU of Vitamin A per serving which falls in the low range compared to other manufacturers’ products that can contain more than 4500 IU,” says Joar Opheim, CEO of Nordic Naturals. “Since we have never added synthetic vitamins to our oils, consumers have felt confident in our brand delivering the desired results without the potential of ingesting too much Vitamin A from this one source.”

The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for adults as established by the U.S. Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science is 3,000 IU for men and 2,300 IU for women.

For those wishing to increase their intake of Vitamin D, Nordic Naturals offers Arctic-D Cod Liver Oil with added Vitamin D in cholecalciferol form, the natural and most easily absorbed form of vitamin D. This product offers 1,000 IU of Vitamin D, which has the added benefit of creating a greater balance between Vitamin A and D levels in the diet.

If you would like to purchase some Arctic Cod Liver Oil with Vitamin D then please click the picture below. I stand by Nordic's 100%, they too me have been very "green" and "transparent" in How they run their business!

100% Arctic Cod Liver Oil with Vitamin D

The easiest way to give yourself a sunny day from the inside out! Nordic Naturals Arctic-D Cod Liver Oil is like liquid sunshine for your body. That’s because it’s full of vitamin D, which primarily comes from sunshine. And like the sun, Arctic-D supports a variety of important body functions.

  • Improves calcium absorption—promotes strong bones
  • May reduce PMS symptoms
  • Is instrumental in preventing SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a form of depression caused by reduced exposure to sunshine
  • Provides 1260 mg of omega-3 fatty acids to help balance mood and keep your joints and heart healthy
Arctic-D has the highest level of omega-3 per milligram (mg) of any cod liver oil and is 3 times fresher than the competition!

100% Arctic Cod Liver Oil with Vitamin D
  1. Promotes normal brain development and visual function
  2. Increases DHA level in active kids
  3. Enhances learning and achievement
  4. Supports positive mood
  5. menstrual pain, and healthy skin
  6. Recommended for cardiovascular health
  7. improved blood viscosity
  8. joint mobility
  9. flexibility
  10. memory function.

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

We have DONE IT! Christchurch SBS Marathon....

We have completed our bucket list of completing a Marathon! Let me tell you, IT WAS HARD!!!
It's post 4days of the marathon and I'm still "feeling" it in my body and my MIND!!

  • Duane Peterson (you did it hard brother running on your own but you did it bro, you are the man!)
  • Vanessa Hunter (my sister who came all the way from Melbourne to do her first ever marathon, what a legend! And NO, I don't owe you we are even for you getting me to do the 1/2 marathon 3yrs ago! haha)
  • Tracey Tauwhare (4months post giving birth to our beautiful little daughter Maaia, isn't she an inspiration.....me thinks so too :-)
  • Scott Tindall (Scot, you are truly kicking some serious ass this year, from Feb 09 to now in body, mind, spirit transformation, keep it up brother!)
  • Joel Simmonds (The first one home out of us, I've written about Joel and how he has over come injuries to complete his first marathon! Inspirational!)
  • Sarah Peterson (Sarah's goal was to run 10km and SHE DID IT, great stuff Sarah and we have you on record for saying you will do a half next year :-)
  • Nick Keen (Did his first EVER half marathon under 2hrs! He said, he hit the wall with 2km to go, but obviously still broke 2hrs!! You the man brother! This is all while still lifting tin 2x p/w too i.e. Dead lift from 40kg to 100kg in 8wks!!)
You are a inspiration to me and I have no doubt to others reading this!

Although people may think we are "mad", I can assure you we are not, we are just a human as the next person but decided to make ourselves a bit unique and entering a club of less then 1% of the population who have done a marathon!

Lastly, what would we be without Whanau (family and friends), f### all!

So thank you all so much who came from up north (the Beckham whanau-Tutu, Petrina, Jae, KT! Linley and Noms and of course my mum too who came from Melbourne to support us! You all did a marvelous job of spreading yourselves out over the course to cheer us on and give us sugar hits along the way!!

To everyone else who gave internet support or just showed your face along the journey someway some how, thank you very much!!

Anyway, rather then blabble on let's watch the video to see the energy at the start and the energy at the end!

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Joel Simmonds

Tracey Tauwhare

Vanessa Hunter

Duane Peterson

Scot Tindall

Sarah Peterson

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