Transform your Bench Press with Mark Bell and Bill Phillips

In this brand new 25 minute video Bill Phillips trains with Mark Bell, one of the best strength coaches and strongest men in the world. Bill Phillips is traveling around the country this summer learning from experts like Mark Bell and others; always looking to improve, even at age 50 and with over 30 years of experience teaching transformation and Body-for-LIFE. Watch the video to get some new insight about what workouts produce strong results and also get some motivational insight along the way!

Body-for-LIFE Bill Phillips’ New Fitness Program

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Body-for-LIFE author Bill Phillips has a New Online Program

Bill Phillips has a new, FREE program available online right now that gives you specific instruction for how to get back on track with your health and fitness. Discover how to get better results faster from exercise; learn how to eat for healthy weight loss and renew your energy for life! You can learn all about this program called Back to FIT for FREE when you visit:


A New Look at Bill Phillips’ Lower Body Workout

Lifting free-weight dumbbells is an incredibly effective and efficient way to work the major muscles of your body. The lower body workout I teach at my Transformation Center is all done with dumbbells. The exercises which make up this routine blast the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. When we use the proper form it also strengthens the core, improves flexibility and builds stabilizer muscles which support the knees, ankles, and hips. This lower body workout includes three variations of squats — it is absolutely the best exercise for lower body work and it also is incredibly good for calorie burning and cardiovascular health improvements. This workout is the exact approach that I have followed to rebuild my leg muscles after a brutal injury I suffered a few years ago. This workout works and it’s simple (not easy) to do.

I used this Lower Body Workout to rebuild my leg muscles, at age 50, after an injury which ruptured the quadriceps tendons on both legs.

I used this Lower Body Workout to rebuild my leg muscles, at age 50, after an injury which ruptured the quadriceps tendons on both legs.

With this ‘5-25 Intense Interval Strength Training’ workout I can stick with the same weight for all 5 sets (as opposed to ‘pyramiding’ or increasing weight for each set as we did with Body-for-LIFE). The way 5-25 is designed we reach ‘progressive resistance overload’ (needed for positive muscle adaptations) through fatiguing the muscles more with each set. By your 5th set of 10 reps for each muscle group your muscles will be thoroughly cooked, and that is good!

Lower Body Workout

1. Dumbbell Squats — 10 Reps 2. Straight-Leg Deadlift — 10 Reps 3. Dumbbell Sumo Squats — 10 Reps 4. Standing Dumbbell Calf Raises — 10 Reps 5. Narrow Stance Dumbbell Front Squat — 10 Reps Complete all 5 exercises, 10 reps of each, with no rest between. After you’ve completed all 5 exercises, rest 2 minutes and then repeat the cycle. Aim for the completion of 5 times through the cycle in approximately 25 minutes. ++This workout can be done with a number of different exercise combinations. For example: 10 reps of barbell squats, followed by 10 reps on the leg extension machine, 10 reps of leg curls, 10 seated calf raises,  and 10 reps on the leg press machine. There are many different combinations we can put together to get an excellent high intensity strength training workout for the lower body. ++Never sacrifice good form to lift more weight. Doing the exercises with proper form and lifting the weights slowly and under control is even more important for those of us over 40. The great results from working out consistently come over time. Injuries are setbacks that throw us off track. Good form is one of the keys to keeping your exercise program going and producing great results. lbwo

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Starting Position: Hold two dumbbells at your sides, with your palms facing in. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. The Exercise: While keeping your chin up, bend your legs at the knees and lower your hips until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Then, pushing from your heels, lift yourself back up to the starting position. Breathe out on exertion. Take your time — go lower and slower to fully work the leg muscles.

Straight-Leg Deadlift

DeadliftFinalFinal12-18 Starting Position: Stand up straight, with your feet shoulder width apart and a dumbbell in each hand, your palms facing towards the front of your legs. This is a terrific exercise for the hamstrings, and it helps strengthen the lower back. The Exercise: Bend forward at your hips, and slowly lower the dumbbells in front of you, keeping the weights very close to your legs, until the weights almost tough the floor. Then, while concentrating on the muscles in the back of your legs, raise your upper body and the weights to the starting position. Roll your shoulders back, keep your chin up, take a deep breath and then repeat the exercise.

Dumbbell Sumo Squat

SumoFinal Starting Position: Hold a single dumbbell or ‘kettle bell’ in front of you. Your feet should be pointed out diagonally at about a 45 degree angle. Stand with your feet double shoulder width apart. The Exercise: While keeping your shoulders, back, and head upright, bend your legs at the knees and lower your hips until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Then, pushing from your heels, lift yourself back up to the starting position. Keep your back as straight as possible throughout this exercise.

Standing Dumbbell Calf Raises

photocatFinalCalfRaise12-18 Starting Position: Start by holding a dumbbell in each hand, with your palms facing the sides of your hips. Stand with your feet half shoulder width apart. Keep your feet parallel with each other. The Exercise: Keeping your legs straight, raise up on the ball of your feet. When you get to the top hold it for a count of one, then slowly lower to the starting position.

Narrow Stance Dumbbell Front Squat

finalNarrowSquatJan-7 Starting Position: Hold two dumbbells at your sides, with your palms facing in. Stand with your feet half shoulder width apart. The narrow stance will make the quadriceps muscle groups work even harder than regular squats. The Exercise: While keeping your shoulders, back, and head upright, bend your legs at the knees and lower your hips until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Then, pushing from your heels, lift yourself back up to the starting position. Keep your back as straight as possible throughout this exercise. Breathe out on exertion.

New Study shows Vitamin D cuts risk of premature death in half

New Study shows Vitamin D cuts risk of premature death in half

A new research study is now reporting that low levels of Vitamin D in the blood could mean twice the risk of premature death compared with those who have high levels of Vitamin D.

The study involved data from 32 studies published between 1966 and 2013, reflecting a total of 566,583 participants from 14 countries, and was led by Cedric Garland, DrPH, from the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Garland states that two-thirds of the U.S. population suffers from low Vitamin D levels.

“Three years ago, the institute of Medicine concluded that have a too-low blood level of Vitamin D was hazardous,”  Garland said in a press statement. “This study supports that conclusion, but goes one step further. This new finding is based on the association of low Vitamin D with risk of premature death from all causes, not just done diseases.”

Study co-author Heath Hofflich, DO, of the UC San Diego School of Medicine, states that 4,000 International Units of Vitamin D per day is appropriate and safe. The researchers advise everyone to get their Vitamin D levels checked each year and also confer with their doctor regarding Vitamin D dosage requirements.

Vitamin D has shown to be effective on everything from lowering cancer risk, improving heart health, resolving depression, aiding fat loss, and improving health lifespan.

+++(Two servings of Bill Phillips’ STRONGEVITY Rx fitness and longevity supplement provides 4,000 IU of the highest quality, biologically active, cholecalciferol [Vitamin D3].)

I Can’t Keep Paying People to Get in Shape… this is the Last Time!

From: Bill Phillips
June 16, 2014

A couple weeks ago I made an outrageous offer to pay people to get in shape this summer. Maybe you saw the post I made earlier this month. I have had SO many people ask me to make that opportunity available one more time so I am doing that now. I cannot do this for everyone though–our business would go belly up if we paid everyone to get in shape this summer! So I am making the following special challenge offer available to the next 5 people who sign up for our July 25, 26, 27 or August 22, 23, 24 Health for LIFE Camp. Our June camp spots sold out quickly and our camp July 11, 12, 13 is completely booked and sold out too.

Ok, so right now I am looking for just 5 people who are sick and tired of being overweight… and who want to finally end the out of control eating and exercise procrastination… I am looking for 5 people who are READY TO CHANGE NOW and who want my help getting motivated and focused… people who are willing to follow the program I will lay out for them at my 3-day Health for LIFE camp to the letter! Are you ONE of the people I am looking for?

Here’s my fun deal for the 5 people who take me up on this outrageous offer… When you achieve the very realistic goal that you and I will discuss and set for you at the camp weekend, I will give you back the entire $1,495 camp enrollment fee that you pay. In fact, if you even get 80 percent of the way to your goal, I will give you the entire $1,495 camp fee that you invest back! And mark my words… if you follow the step-by-step plan I develop for you at my 3-day camp, you WILL get incredible results! Hundreds of people who have attended my camps over the last couple years have already become 25 lbs to 150 lbs lighter while gaining strength, energy and confidence! YOU CAN DO IT TOO!!

If you are ready to change NOW and you can make it to my 3-day Health for LIFE camp on July 25, 26, 27 … or … August 22, 23, 24 at my center in Colorado, write to me now and tell me you want to sign up!

Bill@Transformation.com

Note: This special deal is only for the next 5 people who write to me and sign up!!

Remember, when you achieve your 12-week goal, you will get the camp enrollment fee that you pay back–all $1,495!

Thank You and as always, I am wishing you the best of health!

Sincerely,
Bill Phillips
Bill@Transformation.com