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The main cast will consist Zak (Zak Rhyno), Jazz (Jazz Wolf), Max (Maximus Ursus), Schred (Schredded Wolf), Zeus (Zeus Ralo) & Tip (Tiptoe). The podcast will cover many different viewpoints, experiences and subjects on fitness, health, and art. The purpose is to promote Furry-Muscle, the community, as well as its goals. (Promoting fitness, health, and art to individuals and the community to help them to flourish and grow.) The podcast will occur once a month with a time span of one to three hours. Want your question answer on air with the FMC group? Then email, phone or shot us a short MP3 clip to be play on the podcast! E-Mail: FMC@furry-muscle.org Phone: 571-208-BUFF (2833) Please go to http://www.furry-muscle.org for more information.

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FMC Episode – 20 – This or That

Furry-Muscle Cast – 20 – This or That Guess Co-Host   Tremorwolf - http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tremorwolf Hollie Hyena - http://www.furaffinity.net/user/holliehyena 1.      Introductions: ·        Tremor Wolf – Torn between fuel for his car or supplements it’s. (Guess Host) ·        Hollie Hyena – You better stay on her good side or she auction you off to the highest bidder it’s. (Guess Host) ·        Maximus Ursus – If you hear him sign in a chorus he signs great, but alone well…it’s. ·        Tiptoe – He still licking that damn engine piston, is it done yet? It’s. ·        Beastly Bahamut – Always grumpy and smiles sometimes it’s. ·        Schreeded Wolf – He not the only big bad wolf in town, be afraid it’s. ·        Jazz Wolf – He jiggle, juices and jizz’s allover it’s. ·        Snow: He still not being seen under all that wet stuff it’s. ·        Zak – I’m orange and you know it! Your host. 2.      Building a healthy body on a budget. ·        One of the greatest misconceptions people have about making healthy food choices is that it somehow costs too much to eat right. ·        Buy carbs in bulk – Oatmeal, Brown rice, Beans, etc. ·        Never buy full price meat products – Tuna, chicken breast, and lean beef cuts are ALWAYS on sale at least twice a month. Look for "reduced for quick sale" or other daily specials and stock up when the price is right. ·        Buy Generic: Look for store brands, shop by best value not brand name. ·        Don't Throw Anything Away – Freezing leftovers like extra rice, sauces, or chicken in 1/2 c "snack" baggies will money and time. Save for fast meals or lunches instead of eating out. ·        Primarily Shop The Outer Ring Of The Store - Most of what you really need to eat is always located in the outer ring of the store. When you get closer to the center you get sodas, chips and things you don’t need. ·        Limit Experimentation With Nutritional Supplements – If you’re a beginner and on a training program stick to one flavor of protein. ·        Don't Smoke Or Drink Heavily – A carton a week habit of smokes or two nights at the bar is worth 50 pounds of sale priced boneless, skinless chicken breast and at least a few years of life. ·        Eat Clean... At Home - Learn to cook. Stay home. Save your money for next Tuesday's meat sale or your monthly gym membership. 3.      How to get back to training after have an illness. ·        Take it Slow! - Reduced the intensity of your workout and build back up to that level slowly. o   Going back to the same intensity level after being sick has a higher chance of damage the muscles. o   This also gets the body back to the demands that were put on before it became ill. ·        After being sick for more than a week, take one to two weeks to get back to full intensity. ·        Sleep! – Sleep as a full eight to nine hours without wakening. ·        Good Nutrition: When our bodies get sick it will suppress appetite. Eat fruits and vegetables to stay from being nauseous. ·        Vitamin D – Great stuff in it to help the body fight off infections and diseases. 4.      Emails ·        Max – From Hornydog – Would you ever consider wearing your fursuit at one of your concert if they allow it? Or just because if you could? ·        Tiptoe – From Anonymous – Will you be display some of your model cars at MidWest Furfest. ·        Schred – From Wolfs – What is the most important muscle you like to work out or see the best on you when you look at yourself in the mirror? ·        Snow – From Dragonone – Will you be entering a contest soon? ·        Termor Wolf – From Anonymous - Will all the chicken and tuna in world going dry what would you eat? ·        Jazz – From Anonymous - Will you be taking more badges and such for AnthroCon or MFF? ·        Tiptoe – From Anonymous – What are your status as of your bulk or dieting plans? I hear Max talk about you guys working out and such but I never hear much from your side of things. ·        Zak – From Anonymous – Will you be doing something like a journal on your progress for people to follow like Max? 5.      ITunes Reviews By: i3FreezN09 5 Stars - Awesome – Furries and working out my two favorite things. Outro – 1.   We would like to hear from you, the listeners. If you have comments or questions please do email us or send us a recording to FMC@Furry-Muscle.Org 2.   You can contact us via phone at 571-208-BUFF (2833). 3.   You can find the podcast on iTunes 4.   Were on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast 5.   You can find show notes and many other materials at our main website www.Furry-Muscle.Org             6. Next Furry-Muscle Cast: March – 8th

1hr 40mins

10 Feb 2013

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FMC Episode - 19 – Spring Chicken with Basil

Guess Co-Host   Tremorwolf - http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tremorwolf - (Something Came Up | Next Month) Exatron - http://www.furaffinity.net/user/exatron Interview Time – Ryuakira - http://www.furaffinity.net/user/Ryuakira (Post Editing) Outline: 1.      Introductions – (Picture 1) a.       Introduce our co-host;                                                               i.      Explain who they are.                                                             ii.      Expand on what their backgrounds are in the Furry world.                                                           iii.      What with them all and future plans. b.      How has everyone be since last Cast show? 2.      GYM FAIL! Weirdest exercise ever!! From Leolion13 (Video: Gym Fail 3.      Totally Sidetrack (Video: Fishing Mine!) 4.      Spring Chickens                                                               i.      Choose an obtainable goal.                                                             ii.      Avoid choosing a resolution that you’ve been unsuccessful at achieving year after year.                                                           iii.      Create a game plan.                                                           iv.      Break it down and make it less intimidating                                                             v.      Ask friends and family members to help you so you have someone to be accountable to                                                           vi.      Reward yourself with each milestone.                                                         vii.      Don’t go it alone! Get professional assistance.                                                       viii.      Limit your number of promises. 5.      Beach Press Techniques (Fight!) – a.       (BP1 Correct, BP2 Wrong, BP3 Chest Touch and BP-Video) b.      For a lot of people when ever they hear the words “arch” and “bench press” in the same sentence they automatically cringe. There is a ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ way to arch for doing a bench press. One should never arch your lower back but your upper back. That’s is what rest on the bench, try to simply maintain your natural curvature in your lower back. c.       Issues – Touching the chest or hover right above it. d.      Issues – Bend at a 90 angle or not? E-Mails 1.      From: Mataeus: Heya Musclecast    Mataeus, the bunny from New Mexico here. I had a few questions for you guys about routines. I've been seeing some pretty decent results on the muscle groups I've been focusing on, except for one thing: arms. My goal is mass and definition, but I don't feel that I have gotten much of either on this respect. I was wondering if you guys had some tips for routine on arms. What sorts of exercises do you find work best? What about working tertiary muscles, like the rotator cuff, etc? Similarly, what do you recommend for the front of the deltoid?    This other question is about cardio. I am REALLY bad about this, since I almost never work on it. I do want to get into the pool, though, since they had a really nice one both at my university and at the gym that I frequent. Splashing around is a lot more fun than running on an elliptical anyway. What kind of routine or what kind of methods can you suggest for someone who wants to do a bit of card, but still pack on mass? 2.      From: Falconmage I'd like to hear from others about a proper cutting phase routine and whatnot. Perhaps you could give some advise or some sort? If I'm in a cutting phase, should I go high on cardio and slightly reduce on weightlifting intensity? Should I cut down on protein and immediately drop to a low calorie deficit? 3.      From CrashB I've got a few questions if you can get to them. I've heard various arguments for whether you should stretch before versus after lifting. Which do you do and why? Do you do any cardio before or after lifting? If so, for how long? I've had people tell me to do 6-10 minutes before (enough to work up a sweat), 20+ after, or both. Outro – 1.   We would like to hear from you, the listeners. If you have comments or questions please do email us or send us a recording to FMC@Furry-Muscle.Org 2.   You can contact us via phone at 571-208-BUFF (2833). 3.   You can find the podcast on iTunes 4.   Where on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast 1.      5.   You can find show notes and many other materials at our main website www.Furry-Muscle.Org

2hr 56mins

20 Jan 2013

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Furry-Muscle Cast – 48 – Mid-Year

Furry-Muscle Cast – 48 – Mid-Year 1.       Introductions a.       Guest Co-Host - Hallan - Lion with roar! b.      Maximus-Ursus –  Cooking and Grilling At The Beach c.       Beastly Bahamut – Blue Burn and Hot d.      Tiptoe –  (@AnthroCon) e.      Jazz Wolf – Java-laeh? f.        Schredded Wolf – Keeps Lifting to Get Big! g.       Snowheart – Moving Forward! h.      Syn – (@AnthroCon) i.         Tiberious – Big White Bear! j.        Zak –  Heavy Weights Thrown 2.       Topics a.       Muscles Kicks Depression’s Ass!                                                                i.      A powerful body can protect the brain, a new study suggests. Toned muscles filter a toxin from the brain and keep depression at bay.                                                              ii.      By discovering a previously unknown link between muscles and brain in mice, the results provide compelling evidence for the healing power of exercise.                                                             iii.      Researchers have known that in response to a good workout, muscles produce a compound called PGC-1 alpha 1, which is a general do-gooder around the body. The compound prompts the body to make more blood vessels and mitochondria (power factory for a cell), for instance.                                                            iv.      To get the benefits, people would need to routinely challenge their muscles, which means regularly upping their exercise regimens.                                                              v.      Source: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/mighty-muscles-may-stave-depression b.      8 Rules To Stay Fit For Life!                                                                i.      Train With Just Enough Intensity – Just enough to hit your sweet spot for resistant and get a pump in.                                                              ii.      Don't Give Yourself Too Many Choices – When going to the gym have a plan of what you will be doing and follow it.                                                             iii.      Give Yourself a Little Choice – Have a workout plan follow it as closely as you can. Save a few minutes near every gym session and do something you want to devote to. Try a few extra sets to something you feel important are something you like to try out.                                                            iv.      Take the Long View – Keep a broad perspective on the whole part of one’s life while following a diet plan are a workout routine. If you ate something you shouldn’t have are didn’t finish a set it don’t worry too much over it. Keep in mind that creating a new, healthier lifestyle, and what matters most is that you don't give up. Fitness success is cumulative.                                                              v.      Quality Over Quantity – Learn proper form and use a proper weight to get the most of working out and not waste your time.                                                            vi.      Program Your Rest – Keeping a sleeping routine helps the body repair all the damage muscle tissues that were broken down during a workout.                                                           vii.      Focus on Fun – Don't force yourself to do something you strongly dislike. Pick activities that you enjoy.                                                         viii.      Think Beyond Your Goals – Having an idea of what you like to be in three to five years is something that is the focus here. Putting on the weight took time, taking it off will be the same.                                                            ix.      Source: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/8-rules-to-stay-fit-for-life.html c.       Whole Eggs vs. Egg Whites                                                                i.      Egg whites are a nearly pure source of protein, containing almost 100% of their calories from this macro with virtually no fats or carbs.                                                              ii.      Whole eggs, on the other hand, contain considerable calories and micronutrients that come with the egg yolks. All of the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) in eggs are found in the yolk. In addition, the yolks contain the healthy fats and cholesterol necessary for the production of hormones such as testosterone.                                                             iii.      8 Egg Whites | 4 Whole Eggs Protein = 28G | Protein = 28G Carbs = 2G | Carbs = 2G Fats = 0G | Fats = 21G Calories = 137 | Calories = 312                                                            iv.      Best to go with whole eggs over egg whites. Whole eggs have a better amino acid profile to help support bodybuilding results.                                                              v.      Source: http://www.flexonline.com/nutrition/whole-eggs-vs-egg-whites 3.       Emails a.       From: Dragoon @All Question: When I work out I'm not sure what the correct number of reps I should be doing for each of my sets? b.      From: FurryOne @All Question: What length of time should I be doing for cardio? c.       From: Davis @Beastly Bahamut Question: I heard people talking about a 5x5 workout routine, could you talk about what this is? d.      From: Jacco @Schred Question: I’m a beginner and wanted to know if I should be taking full rest days are should I be just working out when I can? e.      From: JamesD @Schred Question: Should I use a full body routine or a split routine? f.        From: Dylne @Jazz Question: I see many artists with styles I enjoy watching. Is it alright to use/copy their styles to make my own from it? 4.       Closing Out: a.       We can’t do the show with you, the listeners. Thank you for taking the time to rate us on iTunes, as well as all the feedback and question we received each month. b.      You can find the show on our website as well as iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, Blubrry, doubleTwist, Miro and many other podcast directories. c.       You can email us at FurryMuscleCast@gmail.com, you can also call us and leave comments are questions at 571-208-Buff (2833). d.      You can find us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast. e.      Show notes, pictures, links and many other materials can be found at our main website at http://www.furry-muscle.org. f.        Next Furry-Muscle Cast: August – 14th 5.       Extra - Snowheart Roommates Twitters: @athenathejackal - Athena @sonofea - Duke

1hr 1min

24 Jul 2015

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Furry-Muscle Cast – 47 – Across The Board

Furry-Muscle Cast – 47 – Across The Board 1.       Introductions a.       Maximus-Ursus –  The Uniform Bear! b.      Beastly Bahamut – Is It Snowing Still? c.       Tiptoe – Which Way Is The Right Way? d.      Jazz Wolf – All Over The Place, Wolf. e.      Schredded Wolf – Party Wolf? f.        Snowheart – Studying g.       Syn – Zen!!! h.      Tiberious – Lifting Heavy, Tech Bear, Busy! i.         Zak –  Freedom!! 2.       Topics a.       High Salt Prevents Weight Gain In Mice on a High-Fat Diet                                                                i.      From: University of Iowa Health Care                                                              ii.      "People focus on how much fat or sugar is in the food they eat, but [in our experiments] something that has nothing to do with caloric content -- sodium -- has an even bigger effect on weight gain," say Justin Grobe, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology at the UI Carver College of Medicine.                                                             iii.      The UI team started the study with the hypothesis that fat and salt, both being tasty to humans, would act together to increase food consumption and promote weight gain.                                                            iv.      To their surprise, the mice on the high-fat diet with the lowest salt gained the most weight, about 15 grams over 16 weeks, while animals on the high-fat, highest salt diet had low weight gain that was similar to the chow-fed mice, about 5 grams.                                                              v.      "This suppression of weight gain with increased sodium was due entirely to a reduced efficiency of the digestive tract to extract calories from the food that was consumed," explains Grobe.                                                            vi.      Summary: In a study that seems to defy conventional dietary wisdom, scientists have found that adding high salt to a high-fat diet actually prevents weight gain in mice. The findings highlight the profound effect non-caloric dietary nutrients can have on energy balance and weight gain, and suggest that public health efforts to continue lowering sodium intake may have unexpected and unintended consequences.                                                           vii.      Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150611114419.htm b.      11 Foods Scientifically Proven To Lower Your Blood Pressure                                                                i.      Beetroot – Helps, to reduces blood pressure.                                                              ii.      Garlic - Significantly lowers elevated blood pressure.                                                             iii.      Fish Oil – Helps, effective treatment for high blood pressure.                                                            iv.      Cashews and Almonds - Magnesium is an essential mineral involved in over 300 bodily process.                                                              v.      Kale - It's loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other compounds known to help prevent disease.                                                            vi.      Stevia - Natural sweeteners                                                           vii.      Turmeric - Indian curry spice                                                         viii.      Green Tea - Is so beneficial is because of its polyphenols                                                            ix.      Green Coffee - Unroasted coffee.                                                              x.      Vitamin K2 - Vitamin K2 helps regulate where calcium ends up in the body. It works to keep calcium in your bones, and removes it from blood vessels where it can cause arterial stiffness and calcification.                                                            xi.      Extra-Virgin Olive Oil - Is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and phenolic antioxidants.                                                           xii.      Source: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/11-foods-scientifically-proven-to-lower-your-blood-pressure.html c.       How Your Gym Attitude Affects Your Exercise Habits                                                                i.      Researchers surveyed 1,552 individuals to determine their attitudes and behavior regarding exercise practices.                                                              ii.      Of the 1,552 individuals, 989 were considered overweight or obese.                                                             iii.      Overweight individuals had a greater belief that exercise would lead to improved appearance and self-image.                                                            iv.      Overweight individuals felt more embarrassed and intimidated by exercise, exercising around young people, exercising around fit people and about health club sales people                                                              v.      Overweight and normal weight individuals had the same attitudes regarding exercising with the opposite sex, using complicated exercise equipment, experiencing exercise boredom and overall intent to exercise.                                                            vi.      The heavier the individual, the lower his perception of health and the more negative emotions he would experience in association with health club exercise—this was particularly true for Caucasian adults.                                                           vii.      The interesting thing about this study is that both normal weight and overweight individuals had the exact same intent to exercise and held similar attitudes regarding gym equipment. The main barriers to exercise in overweight individuals were primarily due to negative attitudes regarding exercising around younger, more fit individuals                                                         viii.      If you're simply not comfortable working out in a gym setting, you don't have to ditch exercise altogether.                                                            ix.      Source: http://www.active.com/fitness/articles/how-your-gym-attitude-affects-your-exercise-habits 3.       Emails a.       From: Lion Heart @Jazz Question: What is more important; content or technique? b.      From: Whispering Hoss @Jazz Question: I been following your Twitter for a while as well as been listening to you on FMC. For a while you haven’t been working out due to work or moving. But, here recently you talk about what made you get back in to working out. It been a while now from the time you started working out, so that is where my question lies. What keeps you motivated and pushing through the workouts? How about the day you hate the most leg day? Also, why do you hate it so much? c.       From: Willy Scott @Jazz Question: Been a fan of your works as well as a little of an admirer to your works as an artist. Could you explain how Thurston and is he replaced your regular wolf? I do like Thurston but would like to still see your wolf character around.   d.      From: Kittylines @ Tiberious Question: Hello, I plan on going in to more of the powerlifting side of weight lifting. But problems I been having is more in the chest. I just can't make it grown bigger, I'm strong in the chest area but I would like it to be bigger than flat. Help? e.      From: Jay @All Question: When I lift front squats I’m alright, but when I’m done with the lifting part I feel light headed. After I rest a little bit I feel alright, but should I be worry that I don’t hear of others saying the same thing are is it just me? f.        From: Xoans @All Question: What is the best type of footwear should I wear when working out so that it feels good? g.       From: Kroa @Tiberious Question: To keep your frame and stance of your look do you fine it to be right to do squats all the time when working out? If not, why, if so why as well? h.      From: Kasz @Snowheart, Max, Tiberious Question:  Hello gentleman, what is the best way to improve my grip strength? Background: I had some surgery on my hands to correct a problem with them. So I’m not at 100% like regular people. i.         From: RavenClaw @Jazz & Beastly Question:  I have been having serious art block and haven’t had the drive to draw. But I want to draw, how do I address my drive vs my head? How do you guys address this problem? j.        From: WhiteWolf @Schredd Question: Do you have any problems with your back, due to having a full upper built? k.       From: ToonWolf @ Maximus-Ursus Question: Now that you’re in sunny Florida would you consider going to “furry meets” in your area? l.         From: Ponny @TonkaWolf Question: I hear you like to work out chest a bunch and that you lifted up to 300lbs on bench press. First that is great news and congratulations on the feat. I wanted to know what types of workout you focus on to help grow your chest and lift that much. m.    From: Falconmage @All Question: A bowl of white rice or a plate of pasta, do they provide the same amount of carbs? n.      From: Falconmage @All Question: Heard from an article stating that if you don't work out consistently, you'll gain fat instead of muscle. Is this true? o.      From: Anonymously (Female) @Syn & Tiptoe (Follow Up) Question: With the current issues I have had with my husband, he is showing some support and is going to the gym sometimes but most of it is me pushing him to go. What can I do to support him to go to the gym and not come out as a person that is nagging him to much? Are, make it so that going to gym is not a negative turn off? p.      From: Anonymously (Female) @All Question: Hello, I’m been a listen to the podcast for over a year now. I enjoy many things about the podcast that make it fun and not just a regular workout podcast. My question to you all is with is with all the bull shit on grunting and yell? Now if your lifting heavy one putting so much stress on stuff maybe you far are grunt. People have problems with this and have a meltdown. I mean sometimes I even fart when I lift heavy, it just happens. q.      From: Anonymously @All Question: I go to the gym with my friend whom I like a lot. But I'm not sure if he likes me. We talk about stuff but nothing has change to show me that he likes me. Just basic friendship stuff. I'm very well a okay person but the problem is well..my body tells to others that I like what I see. I sometimes I get a freaking hardon and preing when looking at him working out sometimes. I try to work out and not allow it to bother me, but... this issue of not sure if he likes me and my body doing stuff I don't want it to so embarrassing when people look at me but not my face. Can you help, please? I'm 19 years old and in the states. 4.       Closing Out: a.       We can’t do the show with you, the listeners. Thank you for taking the time to rate us on iTunes, as well as all the feedback and question we received each month. b.      You can find the show on our website as well as iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, Blubrry, doubleTwist, Miro and many other podcast directories. c.       You can email us at FurryMuscleCast@gmail.com, you can also call us and leave comments are questions at 571-208-Buff (2833). d.      You can find us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast. e.      Show notes, pictures, links and many other materials can be found at our main website at http://www.furry-muscle.org. f.        Next Furry-Muscle Cast: July 10th.

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24 Jul 2015

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Furry-Muscle Cast – 46 – Buff Science

Furry-Muscle Cast – 46 – Buff Science 1.       Introductions a.       Maximus Ursis – He Uniform, Go Predators!! b.      Tiptoe – He has a new plan (Food) c.       Beastly Bahamut – Still Ripping Out of Any Clothing d.      Syn – Calculating The End Results e.      Jazz Wolf – Away @ Con f.        Snowheart – Working g.       Schredded Wolf – More Heavy Weights h.      Tiberious –  Away i.         Zak –  Getting Busy 2.       Topics a.       Tiptoe & Syn – Racing                                                                i.      Run through the racing that you both just done. b.      Bad Fat, Turns Good                                                                i.      Bad fat cells called adipose cells can be converted in to good cells.                                                              ii.      The drug called GC-1.                                                             iii.      GC-1 dramatically increases the metabolic rate, essentially converting white fat, which stores excess calories and is associated with obesity and metabolic disease, into a fat like calorie-burning brown fat.                                                            iv.      GC-1 works, according to Phillips, by activating the receptors for thyroid hormone, which play a role in regulating metabolism.                                                              v.      Until several years ago, scientists thought that only animals and human infants have energy-burning, "good" brown fat.                                                            vi.      Genetically obese mice lost weight and more than 50 percent of their fat mass in approximately two weeks, Phillips reported. Treated mice also showed antidiabetic effects, such as a sixfold improvement or better in insulin sensitivity (how well the body clears glucose from the bloodstream).                                                           vii.      Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150307095940.htm c.       Pea protein: Is it the new soy?                                                                i.      From cereals to smoothies to energy bars, pea protein is everywhere. What's driving the craze is the hunger to find an easy-to-digest plant-based protein that is less apt to cause allergic reactions, like gluten or soy.                                                              ii.      Pea protein is a supplement derived from the same kinds of dried peas you'd use to make soup.                                                             iii.      The one downside: It's not a complete protein.                                                            iv.      Unlike other popular protein products, soy and whey, it doesn't have all the amino acids we need that our bodies can't make. To get the full nutritional value, it needs to be combined with something like rice or bread.                                                              v.      It also contains soluble fiber that can lower cholesterol levels. The protein in pea fiber can also help keep you feeling satisfied, not being hungry.                                                            vi.      There's a growing body of evidence that plant-based diets can reduce the risk of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and the risk of early death.                                                           vii.      Source: http://www.today.com/health/pea-protein-it-new-soy-t10501 d.      Adding Protein Throughout The Day Has Health Benefits                                                                i.      Research has shown that eating more protein can support weight loss and prevent weight gain by boosting metabolism, increasing feelings of fullness and helping the body retain muscle while losing fat.                                                              ii.      University of Missouri researcher Heather Leidy and her colleagues conducted a review of the current scientific literature on protein consumption and found that a moderate increase in protein consumption at each meal, balanced throughout the day, can lead to significant improvements.                                                             iii.      Eat Breakfast - Eating a protein-rich breakfast containing about 30 grams of protein leads to even greater satiety throughout the day and can reduce unhealthy snacking by improving appetite control.                                                            iv.      Add a little protein to every meal, especially at breakfast and lunch.                                                              v.      Consume high-quality protein - Not all proteins are created equal. High-quality, or "complete," proteins found in animal-based foods such as beef, pork, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products contain all the essential amino acids and are easily                                                            vi.      Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150430124835.htm e.      Rock-Hard, Flat Mid-Section                                                                i.      Core training is obviously a very important aspect in developing a strong mid-section.                                                              ii.      Nutrition - Stick with an 80/20 rule when it comes to diet. 80 percent of your week at the minimum needs to be spot on. Do everything that you to do 80 percent of the time. Then, the remaining 20 percent allow for error and some fun.                                                             iii.      Exercise – The core is made up of these areas: rectus abdominis, obliques, quadratus lumborum, erector spinae, transverse abdominis, multifidus, diaphragm and the pelvic floor. That's a lot to train, and you are not going to hit them all by doing crunches. 1.       Planks 2.       Side Planks 3.       Bird Dog 4.       Sternal Crunch (With No Flexion) 5.       Belly Breathing                                                            iv.      Sleep - Getting a sufficient amount of rest is vital in being healthy overall and the healthier you are, the more of a fat-burning furnace you'll be.                                                              v.      Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/don-saladino/how-do-i-get-a-flat-rockh_b_6323644.html 3.       Emails a.       From: Lion Heart @Jazz Question: What is more important; content or technique? b.      From: Whispering Hoss @Jazz Question: I been following your Twitter for a while as well as been listening to you on FMC. For a while you haven’t been working out due to work or moving. But, here recently you talk about what made you get back in to working out. It been a while now from the time you started working out, so that is where my question lies. What keeps you motivated and pushing through the workouts? How about the day you hate the most leg day? Also, why do you hate it so much? c.       From: Willy Scott @Jazz Question: Been a fan of your works as well as a little of an admirer to your works as an artist. Could you explain how Thurston and is he replaced your regular wolf? I do like Thurston but would like to still see your wolf character around.   d.      From: MattLiger @All Question: I do have kind of an issue I'm having and am kind of wondering if anyone in the cast feels/felt the same way. My issue when I see my friends post pictures of their progress (them getting bigger, losing weight and looking fantastic), I get a bit jealous and demotivated. Just wondering if anyone has felt that way and how they coped with it? e.      From: Zeus Ralo @All Question: Have anyone in the cast have seen the change of body building throughout time since it first started till now? What are the differences of how body builder look? What judges were looking for in a body builder then and now? Now, if you were the judge of a contest as big as this, what would you be looking for on a body builder when they perform on stage? f.        From: ShortStop @Max Question: Currently, I’m drinking meal replacement and eat good meals. What are some good in between snacks? I’m bored with yogurt and nuts, as they are driving me nuts. g.       From: Hake-Eye @Schred Question:  I been working out a lot and my upper thighs are getting to muscular. I want a lean body but not hug thighs. h.      From: EuroWolf @Schred Question:  Do you enjoy the European way the weight function vs the American weight system in the gym? I can just look at my bar set and see I got 255lbs on it (color plates) versus I have to look at each plate on the bar in American to figure it out.  i.         From: Otterz @Syn Question: I been working out and dieting for a while and my energy levels are hitting low levels. I find myself starting to hit a wall. What have you done to help yourself to get pass such problems? Any "Tips" you can give? *wink* j.        From: BattyFatty @ Beastly Question: Will you be getting another motorcycle and back to biking soon? What type of bike would you like to get and how many CC’s? k.       From: Anonymously @Syn & Tiptoe Question: Me and my husband have be together for over six year. I had been hefty for over a long time as well as him. I found the podcast and stated to get my ass out and do something to address the current problem that is apparent to me. I have lost thirty pounds of weight in about four month’s times. I have still got a way to go but a email for another time, but, my question to you both. My husband has yet to see the light and has been not as support of going to the gym as me trying to help myself and him to come as well. There have been some times that we have had some heated words over the subject, but he coming around a little bit. How can I help promote a better life with him and I if he lacking the drive to hit the weights and help keep the tension low as well. Also, how do you both handle your relationship with the gym? Do you mostly focus on yourself and then your partner? Are, are you both always in the same boat and move forward? 4.       Closing Out: a.       We can’t do the show with you, the listeners. Thank you for taking the time to rate us on iTunes, as well as all the feedback and question we received each month. b.      You can find the show on our website as well as iTunes, Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, Blubrry, doubleTwist, Miro and many other podcast directories. c.       You can email us at FurryMuscleCast@gmail.com, you can also call us and leave comments are questions at 571-208-Buff (2833). d.      You can find us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast. e.      Show notes, pictures, links and many other materials can be found at our main website at http://www.furry-muscle.org. f.        Next Furry-Muscle Cast: June – 12th

1hr 42mins

25 Jun 2015

Rank #5

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Furry-Muscle Cast – 45 – Spring Lifting

Furry-Muscle Cast – 45 – Spring Lifting 1.      Introductions ●             Maximus Ursis – Tan-o-Bear ●             Tiptoe – Is it going up…damn it! ●             Beastly Bahamut – That tan of Blue ●             Syn – Stay On Target!!... CHEESE! ●             Jazz Wolf – *Sleeping* ●             Snowheart – The New… ●             Tiberious – (Away) ●             Schredded Wolf – Taxing Wolf! – (Maybe) ●             Zak – Ahhchooo…. 2.      Hosts A.     Max – Moved | Life in Florida -       Update on how the move went. -       What been going on in Florida from the time you move. B.     Snowheart – Character -       Why the character change and do you plan to keep it? -       What about Snowheart Tiger toon? 3.      Topics A.     The Hidden Benefits of Exercise o      Reduce Stress -       Exercise also increases concentrations of norepinephrine, a chemical that can moderate the brain’s response to stress. o      Boost Happy Chemicals -       Exercise releases endorphins, which create feelings of happiness and euphoria. Studies have shown that exercise can even alleviate symptoms among the clinically depressed . For this reason, docs recommend that people suffering from depression or anxiety (or those who are just feeling blue) pencil in plenty of gym time. o      Improve Self-Confidence -       Physical fitness can boost self-esteem and improve positive self-image. Regardless of weight, size, gender, or age, exercise can quickly elevate a person's perception of his or her attractiveness, that is, self-worth. o      Enjoy the Great Outdoors -       Find an outdoor workout that fits your style, whether it’s rock-climbing, hiking, renting a canoe, or just taking a jog in the park. Plus, all that Vitamin D acquired from soaking up the sun can lessen the likelihood of experiencing depressive symptoms. o      Prevent Cognitive Decline -       Working out, especially between age 25 and 45, boosts the chemicals in the brain that support and prevent degeneration of the hippocampus, an important part of the brain for memory and learning. o      Alleviate Anxiety -       Hopping on the track or treadmill for some moderate-to-high intensity aerobic exercise (intervals, anyone?) can reduce anxiety sensitivity. o      Boost Brainpower -       Studies suggest that a tough workout increases levels of a brain-derived protein (known as BDNF - brain-derived neurotrophic factor) in the body, believed to help with decision making, higher thinking, and learning. o      Sharpen Memory -       Getting sweaty increases production of cells in hippocampus responsible for memory and learning . For this reason, research has linked children’s brain development with level of physical fitness. o      Help Control Addiction -       Short exercise sessions can also effectively distract drug or alcohol addicts, making them de-prioritize cravings (at least in the short term) o      Increase Relaxation -       Moving around five to six hours before bedtime raises the body’s core temperature. When the body temp drops back to normal a few hours later, it signals the body that it’s time to sleep. o      Get More Done -       Research shows that workers who take time for exercise on a regular basis are more productive and have more energy than their more sedentary peers. o      Tap Into Creativity -       A heart-pumping gym session can boost creativity for up to two hours afterwards. o      Inspire Others -       Studies show that most people perform better on aerobic tests when paired up with a workout buddy. Even fitness beginners can inspire each other to push harder during a sweat session, so find a workout buddy and get moving. Source: http://greatist.com/fitness/13-awesome-mental-health-benefits-exercise B.     Little Changes for a Better You o   Cut out sodas o   Avoid fast food whenever possible o   Order salad dressing on the side and dip your fork in for flavor in each bite. o   Time your Internet use. o   Instead of sitting and watching TV for family time, go on a walk or play a game of catch in the yard. o   Switch out your butter and vegetable oil for water, olive oil or coconut oil while sautéing. o   Find the parking spot that is the furthest away from the entrance when grocery shopping or at the mall and walk. o   Do squats while cooking dinner. o   Make a workout appointment. o   Start small. o   Source: http://www.cozi.com/live-simply/10-small-changes-healthier-life 4.      Emails A.      From: SniperOtter @All Question: Many of you have had a accident/incident that you broken a bone are pull a muscle. How do you coup with the problem that come after when working out and how does this affect your workout goals and lifting? B.      From: RaceingWoof @Tiptoe Question: What are is your training regiment, eating habits before race. What things would you not do because they are too dangerous while raceing? C.       From: GoulBat @Syn Question: What are your values and are you being true to them? D.      From: ChillyMoose @All Question: Let say you all were going to have children, what would will the gender be? What would you name him/her and how many would you have? E.      From: FloridaFur @Max Question: What has been the biggest change for you in Florida now that you had some time to get all warm in the sand? F.       From: HorisonHorsey @Max Question: Will you be having furry pool parties now that you live in Florida where it always warm to do something in the sunny weather? 5.      Closing Out: -       We can’t do the show without you, the listeners! -       Please take the time to rate us on iTunes or Thumbs us up at Stitcher Radio. -       You can email us at FMC@furry-muscle.org -       Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line at 571-208-BUFF (2833). -       Follow us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast -       You can find show notes, pictures, links and many other materials at our main websitehttp://www.furry-muscle.org -       Next Furry-Muscle Cast: May – 8th. Jazz’s Spin Us The Wrong Way - http://imgur.com/gallery/ybC8yd7 (Blame Jazz For Your Nightmare)

2hr 29mins

3 May 2015

Rank #6

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Furry-Muscle Cast – 44 – Lift Time

Furry-Muscle Cast – 44 – Lift Time 1.      Introductions ●             Maximus Ursis – Getting A Tan ●             Tiptoe – Don’t Look…Stay Away From the Food! (Doing Outro) ●             Beastly Bahamut – (Sick) ●             Syn – Rhythm Is A Dancer….Rat? :O ●             Jazz Wolf – Moving, Packing, Coding. ●             Snowheart – Working, Working, Working ●             Tiberious – (Away) ●             Schredded Wolf – SnowMobiling ●             Zak – Faster, Better, Good-er. 2.      Hosts A.     Tiptoe – Model -       Briefly go over how things are progressing and what stage are you at in the game. B.     Syn – Update Health -       Update on how things are progressing. C.      Max – Moved | Life in Florida -       Update on how the move went. -       What been going on in Florida from the time you move. D.     Jazz – Moved | Progress | Art -       How was the move go -       How has work out progress going. -       Art – Any new styles are progress on streamlining work. E.      Schred – Summer -       Progress and what workout summer plans are his many focus over the summer. F.      Snowheart – Gym -       How has the gym progress been going. G.     Zak – Moved | Life | Gym -       What has been happening the last few weeks from the last podcast and his move. -       What plans are coming up. -       Gym progress. 3.      Topics A.     Lifting Fast or Slow? o      The subject has been discussed many times over and over and the results have gone both ways as to which one is better. o      Lifting fast can increase the chances of injuring muscle and joints as well as doing the exercises incorrectly. o      Lifting fast does have a positive side as well, it has a more metabolically demanding on the body. It burns more calories. o      Lifting fast improves balance and strength. o      Lifting fast with a lot of reps of light weight will not have the same benefits as lifting heavy. o      Lifting slow helps to improvement in low velocity exercises. o      Lifting slow helps to keep the muscle under tension longer which helps to break it down. o      Lifting slow lowers the number of muscle fibers being fired in the muscle for it to work. o      Sources: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/lift-weights-fast-or-slow o      Sources: http://www.livestrong.com/article/439458-slow-reps-vs-fast-reps/ o      Sources: http://www.menshealth.com/mhlists/muscle_myths_debunked/Slow_Lifting_Builds_Huge_Muscles.php B.     Classis Training Ideas: Fact or Fiction? o      New research studies haven't change the way we think on training and nutrition, but it has rather refined some of the view points on them. o      Bigger Weight Will Produce Bigger Gains o      Our muscles are extremely adaptive to the stimulus we apply to them, and resistance training is our strongest activator of muscle growth. o      Research shows that we don't only have to lift heavy but more along the lines of we don't only need to lift heavy. o      These studies uncover how low-load and high-load resistance training can produce similar anabolic responses and gains in muscle size, highlighting the importance of tracking the total work you perform—as well as lifting to failure if your goal is muscle growth. o      There's An Anabolic Window o      The common norm is to have a protein shake post workout within a time frame after working out. But in recent years that the timeframe is an is not as crucial as we all may have thought. o      Take your shake if it's part of your gym ritual, but don't fool yourself into thinking it's any more important than everything else you eat. Protein intake over the course of the day appears to be more important in eliciting in muscle growth than proximity to a workout. o      More Protein is Better o      The high protein diets are becoming more and more widely accepted to be safe and effective for improving physique. o      Because of the plateau effect on muscle protein synthesis, focusing on the amount of protein per meal is a better approach than the amount of protein per day. Save your money and maximize the muscle-building benefits of protein by eating around 0.12 grams per kilogram of body weight per meal, rather than cramming in high doses of protein to meet a daily standard. o      Fasted Cardio Maximizes Fast Loss o      It’s a common idea to run before eating food as the body will burn more fat for fuel. o      Recent study showed that fasted cardio did not provide any further benefit compared to morning cardio in a fed state. o      One should keep in mind that it more of personal preference, since fasted and fed cardio appear to offer similar benefits to fat loss. o      Those attempting to maintain muscle mass while losing fat should be cautious with fasted cardio. Upon waking up, our muscles are in a catabolic state, and fasted cardio can elevate the use of protein as fuel. These athletes should consider sipping on fast-digesting protein or BCAAs (branched-chain amino acid) before or during morning cardio to limit muscle loss. o      Source: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/features.html C.       Music While Workout o      While listen to music it helps to improve one’s workout. o      Research find that listen to music distracts athletes from their bodily awareness. o      Source: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/phys-ed-does-music-make-you-exercise-harder/?_r=0 o      Studies found that not just listening, but controlling and creating music in time to one's pace had an even more profound effect on perceived effort during a workout. o      Music is the good kind of distraction. o      It ups your effort. o      Music puts you “in the zone.” o      A good beat can help you keep pace. o      Music can elevate your mood. o      It makes you want to move. 4.      Emails A.      From: WolfinONE @Syn & Tiptoe Question: Would you start to auction off some of your models to raise any extra money that Syn may need? B.      From: RedDemon @Syn Question: This may be a little silly but when you have a full head of hair how does it lay on your head? I have only seen you with a shaved head from Furaffinity. C.       From: JamesL @Jazzwolf Question: Hello Mr. Jazzwolf, I have been following your Twitter for a little while. I found myself enjoying your style of artwork. Could you go over briefly on how you gotten your style? D.      From: WhiteWolfX @All Question: Hello Cast and any guests, would you all talk about what going to the gym and what is the best reason you go? Sorry but English is my good with I. 5.      Closing Out: -       We can’t do the show without you, the listeners! -       Please take the time to rate us on iTunes or Thumbs us up at Stitcher Radio. -       You can email us at FMC@furry-muscle.org -       Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line at 571-208-BUFF (2833). -       Follow us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast -       You can find show notes, pictures, links and many other materials at our main websitehttp://www.furry-muscle.org -       Next Furry-Muscle Cast: April – 10th. Jazz’s Spin Us The Wrong Way - http://imgur.com/gallery/ybC8yd7 (Blame Jazz For Your Nightmare)

1hr 48mins

24 Apr 2015

Rank #7

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Furry-Muscle Cast - 43 – Fruity-Tootie

Furry-Muscle Cast - 43 – Fruity-Tootie 1.      Introductions ·         Maximus Ursis – Sunny Bear Beach ·         Tiptoe – Making That Special Something for Hollie! ·         Beastly Bahamut – Working, Working, Working ·         Syn – Free! Totally FREE!! (ESO Reference) ·         Jazz Wolf – Moving, Dancing (If He Comes) ·         Snowheart – (Away) ·         Tiberious – (Away) ·         Schredded Wolf – (Away) ·         Zak – Packing, Sorting, Testing...Brain Fry. 2. Topics A.      40 Shades of Fruits -       Van Aken, an associate professor in Syracuse University's art department. -       An artist by the name of Sam Van Aken is grafting different tree limbs on to a stone to make it grow more than 40 different types of fruits. -       Source - http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/08/03/337164041/the-gift-of-graft-new-york-artists-tree-to-grow-40-kinds-of-fruit -       TedTalk - http://youtu.be/t9EuJ9QlikY B.      Lack of Motivation – Tips To Fix That -       Staying motivation is a taught thing for someone who don’t have a set routine. -       Website has 27 –  I pick a few. -       Kris Gethin - It's my daily form of mental and emotional therapy. If I'm having a particularly bad day, I'll hit the gym, feel that euphoria, and bounce right back. -       Kathleen Tesori - Exercise is my source of daily strength, energy, and empowerment. -       Rachael Labender - If I don't train, I get overly stressed out or anxious about trivial matters. -       Source: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/27-must-read-motivation-tips-from-team-bodybuilding.html C.       Working Out While Traveling -       We all on vacation sometime in our lives. But we can’t always have access to a gym. We got some tips to maybe offset that extra plate of food you just ate. -       Swimming Pools – Never underestimate power of water! Swimming helps with ankle, kneels and hip joints for basic water works. Of course if one chooses to do more swimming than water classes you get more of a whole body workout and work all your body. -       Stairwells – Yes you hear that right! Stair wells are the best way to get a cardio workout. Try running up five levels and see how you feel. Just walking up and down the stairs from start to finish at your own pace. This will give your legs a workout and help raise your heartbeat. -       While in your hotel room the basic exercise can work wonders. Push Ups, Sit Ups, Planks, Lunges and Jumping Jacks to name a few. 4.      Emails 5.       From: F.X.T.X. @Tiptoe Question: Would you start to auction off some of your models to raise any extra money that Syn may need? 6.       From: OneEyeRed @Beastly Question: What is biggest art block you had and what do you think was the cause of it? 7.       From: HornyDog @Jazz Question: You have a nice butt, mind if hold it like a plate of warm butter milk? 8.       From: HairyMutt @All Question: What are everybody’s conservations plans for the 2015 year? 9.       From: JapaneseFox @All Question: When working out or just chilling what is the type of music you like to list to the most? 10.   From: Snowy Owl@Snowheart Question: You have to characters how did they come to be and which one do you use the most and why? 11.   From: Tigerz @Jazz Question: You gotten back to working out and all, what has been the major issue for you in this stage of the game that is helping you to keep going to the gym and what is not working for you that you had to change to make it work? 12.   From: MonsterHunter @Syn Question: How are things going with your health a little up on things? 5.      Closing Out: -       We can’t do the show without you, the listeners! -       Please take the time to rate us on iTunes or Thumbs us up at Stitcher Radio. -       You can email us at FMC@furry-muscle.org -       Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line at 571-208-BUFF (2833). -       Follow us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast -       You can find show notes, pictures, links and many other materials at our main websitehttp://www.furry-muscle.org -        Next Furry-Muscle Cast: March– 13th.

1hr 32mins

24 Apr 2015

Rank #8

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Furry-Muscle Cast - 42 - New Year, More Buff

Furry-Muscle Cast - 42 - New Year, More Buff 1.      Introductions ·         Guest – Tibor Tiger – Here Kitty, Kitty! ·         Maximus Ursis – (Moving - Away) ·         Tiptoe – Being Eaten, With Cheese. ·         Beastly Bahamut – Code Ice Blue! ·         Syn – Just stabbing the cheese wheel. ·         Jazz Wolf – Was Cold, Now Warm Again! ·         Snowheart – “Destiny” The Gym! ·         Tiberious – (Away) ·         Schredded Wolf – (Computer Problems - Away) ·         Zak – Starting a New Year, Me. 2. Topics A.      Syn - Update -       Syn – Brief story of what happened and an update on things. B.      Tip – Fundraising Contest -       What is it? -       How long will it run? -       More Details: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/6359401/ C.       Weird… -       Picture – A – Bacon Drink -       Picture – B – New way to exercise your neck/head muscles. D.      Christmas and New Years -       Go over everybody’s holiday and any special highlights or stories anybody would like to tell. -       2015 Goals – What is this year’s biggest goal that each of us will be working on for this year? o      Guest – Tibor Tiger - Clear the spine doctor and get back to working out. o      Max - o      Tip - Stop Hating Myself and Body; Better Sleeping. o      Beastly - Working Out; Getting Back to Diet o      Syn - Get back into a car. o      Jazz - Going to the gym everyday. Complete Art, Less Sketches. o      Snowheart - Finish Degree, Plan for Contest, Start A Small Business. o      Tiberious - o      Schred - o      Zak – Weight 200lbs/90.7 Kilograms  by MWFF. B.      Bottarga Club Xolos Tijuana (Soccer) -       Team Mascot Images – Wow! -       Suite Maker: Anime FX -       Source Image: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152153063595416.912128.252683765415&type=3 C.       Back To Basics -       What are carbohydrates or carbs? ●     Carbs area component in everything we eat, mostly. ●     Carbs can be categorized into two types: simple and complex. ●     Simple: These carbs are usually labeled as “bad carb’s.” They are made mostly from processed flour and contain added sugars. They give very little nutrition to the body. They often give the person who eats them a burst of energy, later followed by an energy crash. ●     Some sources of simple carbs are corn syrup, candy, soft drinks, and fruit drinks. ●     Complex carbohydrates are long branches of fructose, glucose, and sucrose molecules organized into more complex structures, such as starches or other “High carbohydrate” foods.| ●     Starches are polysaccharides and are composed as huge chains of various sugar molecules that get broken down and metabolized into massive component groups of mainly glucose and sucrose molecules. See risks of carb overload in lower bullet point| ●     Some sources of starchy foods are potatoes, bread, cereals, rice, pasta, and beans. ●     But like anything too much of anything is a bad thing. o      Carbs, specifically glucose and sucrose, as a general category cause massive spikes in insulin levels which, over time, can lead to insulin resistance and the body essentially “Runs out” of insulin and can lead to diabetes.                        D.  Alpha Chow Infomercials -       Contacted Arrow and speaking to him about an interview. -       Short Version By Arrow: “The short version of the story is that a writer from a company that films shorts for Adult Swim contacted me because he wrote a script involving a buff mascot costume. He apparently found me from a fursuit parade video. After reading the script, I agreed, and flew down for a day-shoot. It was an amazing experience – I was treated as “talent” as much as any of the other actors in the short, and everyone was friendly and fun. I got to be in prosthetics and I got to say a line on camera. The complete story is below!” -       Source: Arrow’s Blog: https://arrowt.wordpress.com C.       11 Fitness Myths 1.       Sit Ups And Crunches Are Most Effective For Six-Pack Abs o      Truth: Moves like planks and push ups are much more effective at carving out your ab muscles than sit ups and crunches. |This doesn’t make sense. At all.| 2.       Cardio Burns The Most Calories o      Truth: If you want to burn more fat overall -- and keep burning it long after your workout is over. |This last part is an effect of lean muscle tissue, not cardio. Cardio’s effects of fat burning are due to metabolic processes during actual activity.| 3.       Stretching Is Best Before Working Out o      Warming up with cardio before a workout is much more effective than stretching. | Warm up, stretch, work out, stretch, cool down| 4.       Weight Lifting Will Bulk You Up o      Women aren't built to bulk up the same way men do; females don't have the testosterone levels necessary. 5.       You Need Eight Glasses Of Water Daily o      Drink as much water as you need for clear urine. |Urine opacity and hydration levels aren’t actually related, but there is a very very crude correlation| 6.       Go Gluten-Free To Lose Weight o      Unless you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, there's no need to go gluten-free. |This isn’t technically true. True, there is a gluten-free fad going on, but at the same time, diets high in gluten are scientifically shown to increase rates of diabetes, obesity, and are directly correlated with the instances of auto-immune disease and neural degenerative diseases such as alzheimer’s, parkinsons, and a myriad of others.| 7.       It's Too Late To Get In Shape o      It's never too late to begin a healthier routine. If you don't exercise at all, start by walking 5 to 10 minutes a day, gradually increasing the time and adding in strength training after 1 to 3 months. o      Moderation is the key here. 8.       You Need A Long Workout o      Your body starts burning fat as soon as you start exercising |Incorrect, there are two energy systems that need to be exhausted before fat begins to metabolize.| 9.       You Need A Gym Membership To Get Results o      You don't need a gym membership or major equipment to work out. A yoga mat, resistance band or even a chair are all you need to get a full-body workout at home. 10.   If You're Not In Pain, You're Not Working Hard Enough o      While muscle soreness is to be expected during a workout, especially if you're trying a new exercise or lifting a heavier weight, but if you're in serious pain, stop what you're doing. It doesn't mean you're working harder -- it means you're probably injuring yourself. 11.   More Exercise Is Always Better o      Intense exercising every single day will burn you out, making you less likely to maintain a routine. Your muscles need time to recover. 4.      Emails 5.       From: F.X.T.X. @Tiptoe Question: In the Nexus’s comics do you get a say in what he does to your character? 6.       From: DragonThree @Beastly/Jazz Question: What is the biggest problem as an artist that you two have problems with? 7.       From: HornyDog @Jazz Question: You have a nice butt, mind if hold it like a plate of warm butter milk? 8.       From: PawsUP @Jazz Question: Your character named Thurston, could you go over a little bit on how he came to be? What are you planning to do with him in the future? 9.       From: FloridaWolf @Jazzwolf Question: Is it harder to exercise more or eat healthier? 10.   From: DaNinja @Snowheart Question: You have to characters how did they come to be and which one do you use the most and why? 11.   From: Tigerz @Snowheart Question: What restaurant do you love even though you know you shouldn't? 12.   From: Sin @Snowheart Question: What Final Fantasy summoned monsters do you like the most and why? 13.   From: Dozz @Tiptoe Question: With Max moving away, what will you do to fill the gap that he has left in your life? It’s different when a person is there in person vs. on the phone or net. 5.      Closing Out: -       We can’t do the show without you, the listeners! -       Please take the time to rate us on iTunes or Thumbs us up at Stitcher Radio. -       You can email us at FMC@furry-muscle.org -       Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line at 571-208-BUFF (2833). -       Follow us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast -       You can find show notes, pictures, links and many other materials at our main websitehttp://www.furry-muscle.org -        Next Furry-Muscle Cast: February– 13th.

2hr 25mins

22 Apr 2015

Rank #9

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Furry-Muscle Cast - 41 - XMasEats

Furry-Muscle Cast - 41 - XMasEats 1.      Introductions ·         Maximus Ursis – Carding With Friends. (Away) ·         Tiptoe – Post-Con Model Building. ·         Beastly Bahamut – Quite, Blue and Ripping Clothing. ·         Syn – A Post-Con Roller Coaster Rat. ·         Jazz Wolf – Hates Cold, Like Sunny Florida. ·         Snowheart –  Working, Working, Working. ·         Tiberious – On Call (Away) ·         Schredded Wolf – If It Don’t Got Veins On Muscles, Leave! ·         Zak – Winter Rest. 2.      Programing Note: January – 9th July – 10th February – 13th August – 14th March – 13th September – 11th April – 10th October – 9th May – 8th November – 13th June – 12th December – 11th 3.      Topics A.      MidWest Furfest -          Talk about how MWFF 2014 went for Cast members whom went. -          News: At Hyatt-Regency, Rosemont: Glass Jar with White Substance, Strong Chlorine Smell Causes Firefighter, EMS Hazmat Response, Evacuation B.      Holiday Fitness Tips -          Prioritize Your Time - During the holiday rush many people forget to give themselves “you” time. If one can’t get a normal workout in it best to at least do 30 minutes of activity first thing in the morning. -          Pick Your Indulgences Wisely - Indulge wisely and in moderation. Is the goodie in question one you can eat year-round, or is it a seasonal special? There's no point blowing your diet on a cookie that comes from a box purchased from the supermarket. You can throw those in your cart at any time. -          Buddy Up - Find someone with similar goals, and work together to accomplish them, this can help with staying on track during the holiday eats. -          Schedule Training Wisely - Plan ahead a little before diving in to workout. Putting the turkey and stuffing to go use. Time your meals so you can use them as fuel or to replenish nutrients. -          Other Tips On Link’s Website -          Links: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/8-holiday-fitness-tips.html C.       Volume Training -          What is Volume Training? - To train a muscle group many times over above 15 sets (many times one does that exercise). -          Risk: Obvious risk of overtraining, -          Do 18–26 sets for large body parts, like back and quads. Do 15–20 sets for smaller body parts, like triceps and calves -          Work out six days weekly, and train all body parts, other than abs and calves, only once a week. This will allow you to keep your intensity up throughout the entire routine. -          Keep all workouts to 90 minutes or less. -          In order to maintain your intensity, increase your overall workout volume gradually. Don’t add more than two sets per week. -          Link: http://www.flexonline.com/training/training-style-volume-training C.       Protein -          What is the best time to eat protein? -          Most people get their protein intake at breakfast and dinner times. -          Is there an advantage to spreading protein intake throughout your day? *Pause* Hell, yes. -          Researchers studied 24-hour muscle-protein synthesis in a group of healthy men and women. -          Protein synthesis was 25% higher when subjects consumed protein evenly at each meal. The researchers concluded that it’s better to have protein with breakfast, lunch, and dinner than having a big, high protein meal at night. 4.      Emails A.      From: SexyWolf @Tiptoe & Syn Question: If you and Syn had totally bold heads could I rub them both after a fresh shaving like a gypsy hag rolling her hands a crystal ball? B.      From: WhoDaOwl @JazzWolf Question: How do you find inspiration to draw when you’re always busy looking at deadly code of Javascript and not want to rip it off the screen and throw out the window. C.       From: BlueDoggie @Beastly Bahamut Question: Working for a logging company may be a lot of heavy lifting sometimes. I never hear you complain about your leg even after your motorcycle accident from a while back. Does it still cause you problems, currently and if it does. Does it cause problems with your driving at your job? D.      From: MuscleBoundWolf @Schredded Wolf Question: I see you love veins, why? I know it seems crazy question but I can’t wrap my head around what so “cool” about it. I mean no disrespect in anyway, I just wanted to understand what so neat about it. I do think veins popping out is pretty neat. E.      From: FloridaWolf @Jazzwolf Question: What tools do you use to do art and do you find doing digital drawings all the time impact your traditional art drawing skills? 5.      Closing Out: -        We can’t do the show without you, the listeners! -          Please take the time to rate us on iTunes or Thumbs us up at Stitcher Radio. -          You can email us at FMC@furry-muscle.org -          Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line at 571-208-BUFF (2833). -          Follow us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast -          You can find show notes, pictures, links and many other materials at our main websitehttp://www.furry-muscle.org -           Next Furry-Muscle Cast: January – 9th.

3hr 7mins

4 Feb 2015

Rank #10

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Furry-Muscle Cast – 40 – Big Stuff

Furry-Muscle Cast – 40 – Big Stuff 1.      Introductions ·         Maximus Ursis – Really A Bear?!, No Butt A Cat! (Picture - Max) ·         Tiptoe – Dressing Up, Racing All In Suite. ·         Beastly Bahamut – Bad Jokes And All That. ·         Syn – Snuggling, Fluffing, Following ·         Jazz Wolf – Coding To The Break Of Dawn! ·         Snowheart –  N/A ·         Tiberious – Sick, Gym, Told Ya, Sicker ·         Schredded Wolf – If It’s Not Heavy For Him, It’s Not Heavy For You. ·         Zak – Always Something Else, This Year Sucks. 2.      Programing Note: Interview With Mega-Panda -  Added In Post Progressing 3.      Topics a.      Tiptoe Progress: ·         Pictures – Tiptoe1, Tiptoe2 b.      Crossfit WTF?: ·         Video – “Gym Over Bitches” c.       Hendo Hoverboards: ·         The world's first REAL hoverboard. ·         Source: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/142464853/hendo-hoverboards-worlds-first-real-hoverboard d.      Lemon & Baking Soda Miraculous Combination: ·         Lemon has already been proven to have strong anti – carcinogenic properties. In addition to this there are many other useful properties. Lemon has a strong effect on cysts and tumors. ·         Recent studies have shown that consuming citrus fruits, specifically lemons have prevented and in some cases cured cancer.  And by adding baking soda you will normalize the pH of the body which does not allow the cancer to continue to spread. ·         Lemon destroys carcinogenic cells in 12 types of cancers. Lemon prevents the spread of carcinogenic cells and has 10,000 times stronger effect then drugs like Adriamycin, chemotherapy and narcotic products ·         Source: http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/lemon-baking-soda-miraculous-combination.html# e.      The Best Time To Eat A Banana – (Picture Banana) ·         Interestingly, the nutritional profile of bananas changes as they ripen ·         There may be some benefit to eating the ripe banana. Japanese researchers have shown that the antioxidant and anti-cancer properties of the banana surge as it ripens. ·         Yellow skin banana with dark spots on it is 8x more effective in enhancing the property of white blood cells than green skin version. ·         Source: http://positivemed.com/2014/09/16/best-time-eat-banana/ f.        After-School Exercise Yields Brain Gains: Study ·         Regular daily exercise appears to improve children's attention and multi-tasking skills. ·         The researchers randomly assigned 221 children, aged 7 to 9, to either the after-school program or a wait-list for the program. The after-school program occurred for nearly all of the school year (150 days). Over two hours, physical activity alternated with rest periods, resulting in about 70 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise every weekday. ·         Because the study directly compared two similar groups of children, the findings support the idea that the physical activity actually caused the brain improvements, though it's less clear how physical activity improves thinking skills, the experts said. ·         Source: http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/news/20140929/after-school-exercise-yields-brain-gains-study 4.      Emails A.      From: Sextext Wolf @Max Question: With all the lifting do you plan to work on your thighs more to fill them out to your frame? B.      From: BlackWolf @Tiptoe Question: I have been following your progress on FurAffinity for a while and like to, say that your journals and progress have been more positive than what they been in the pass, keep moving forward. *Two Furry Thumbs Up* C.       From: FlexingWolves @Schred Question: When you do shrugs on the bench do you lift from heavy to light, like a pyramiding. D.      From: FireFoxy To: Tiberious Question:  What are some points of getting into power lifting vs just working out? 5.      Closing Out:  §  We can’t do the show without you, the listeners! §  Please take the time to rate us on iTunes or Thumbs us up at Stitcher Radio. §  You can email us at FMC@furry-muscle.org §  Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line at 571-208-BUFF (2833). §  Follow us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast §  You can find show notes, pictures, links and many other materials at our main website http://www.furry-muscle.org §  Next Furry-Muscle Cast: December 12th.

1hr 36mins

31 Jan 2015

Rank #11

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Furry-Muscle Cast – 39 – Muscle-oween - October

Furry-Muscle Cast – 39 – Muscle-oween - October Introductions Guess Host – Tibortiger – Orange, Stripped and Making Things  Maximus Ursis – Bear Away, Sing-A-Day (Away) Tiptoe – New Art, Rat. Beastly Bahamut – Ripping All Da Clothing. Syn – Always looking for chesse… Jazz Wolf – Finally! He alive! Snowhear t – Not just a lifter, but everything else! Tiberious – The polar bear of the North, getting huge! Schredded Wolf – Don’t give a shit about racking that 150 pound dumb bell. Zak – Every Moving and Busy. Topics Lift Weights, Improve Your Memory, Study Shows: Here's another reason why it's a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 percent in healthy young adults. "Our study indicates that people don't have to dedicate large amounts of time to give their brain a boost," said Lisa Weinberg, the Georgia Tech graduate student who led the project. "The findings are encouraging because they are consistent with rodent literature that pinpoints exactly the parts of the brain that play a role in stress-induced memory benefits caused by exercise." Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141001102028.htm Fitness Regimen Helps Older Men Live Longer: Researchers and experts have said that exercise and increased physical activity is good for the body at any age, but new data suggests in particular that regardless of a man's age, cardiovascular fitness can add more years of life. ‘Higher in fitness means lower in mortality rates' Researchers found that when compared to the subjects with the least ability to exercise - those who belonged to the low-fit group - the subjects in the next-highest category of low-fit had an 18 percent lower risk of dying. Men who were considered moderately fit had a 36 percent lower risk of passing away; men in the high-fit category had a 48 percent lower risk of death. In other words, Reuters reported, for every 100 people placed in the very low-fit category who would die, the high-fit group saw only 52 subjects die. Source: http://www.naturalnews.com/045356_longevity_high_blood_pressure_fitness.html Planet Fitness Kicks Pregnant Woman Out Of The Gym For Her 'Belly Hanging Out” A young pregnant woman was working out on a treadmill at a Planet Fitness gym in Charlotte, N.C., when one of the staff approached her and explained that she couldn't bare her bulging midriff. She had to change tops or leave. So she was given a choice. Melissa was wearing a string tank top, which Planet Fitness doesn't allow under their dress codes. Melisa complained that that's what she had worn each time she came to the gym, so that didn't make sense to her, a reasonable complaint but not a major newsworthy issue. Here's Planet Fitness' official entry into the much-ado-about-nothing incident from PR Director McCall Gosselin: "This particular location also had a stated policy that prohibited bare midriffs. In this instance, a staff member approached the member to inform her of the policy and offer her a free t-shirt to complete her workout. She was not asked to leave the gym as a result of her attire. Source: http://www.naturalnews.com/045011_Planet_Fitness_pregnant_woman_exercise.html Gym Stereotypes What do we see in the gyms? Where do we think we fall into? What do we hate the most. Our thoughts on the subject overall. Emails From: Falconmage To: All Question: What is the purpose of crossfit? Is it the same as high intensity training or will it help to actually build muscle and lose fat at the same time? After looking at most of the regimens that they have in their crossfit programs, it seems to lean more towards endurance training and fat lose. From: Falconmage To: All Question: What are your thoughts on Arnold Schwarzenegger's blueprints? A lot of people has been talking about how great the workout program is and are making gains and results from it but will it apply for someone that's an endomorph? From: Falconmage To: All If I were to incorporate a workout program that involves RPM and weight training in one day, will I actually lose muscle from all of this? There are plenty that says cardio burns muscle and a trainer once advised that we shouldn't do high intensity cardio right after lifting. If that is so, what about cardio first and then weight lifting? Is there a difference? From: Tibor Tiger To: All Question:  How do you keep track of your progress/workouts?  Do you use a notepad and paper or do you use an app on your phone or do you just keep everything in your head? From: Tibor Tiger To: All Question: Have you ever used DMSO (Dimethyl sulfoxide) to relieve muscle aches and pain?  There's lots of info online about it but no clear answer about how well it works. Closing Out:   We can’t do the show without you, the listeners! Please take the time to rate us on iTunes or Thumbs us up at Stitcher Radio. You can email us at FMC@furry-muscle.org Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line at 571-208-BUFF (2833). Follow us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast You can find show notes, pictures, links and many other materials at our main website http://www.furry-muscle.org Next Furry-Muscle Cast: November 14th.

2hr 25mins

1 Dec 2014

Rank #12

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Furry-Muscle Cast – 38 – Fall Is Coming! - September

Furry-Muscle Cast – 38 – Fall Is Coming! - September 1.      Introductions ·         Maximus Ursus – This bear is everywhere ·         Tonka Wolf – The mean fighting machine! Tonka Truck? ·         Tiptoe – Sexting! Not in THAT way. ·         Beastly Bahamut – Snowing eh? ·         Schredded Wolf – WTF?! Is he here? ·         Syn – Show white…it’s nice. ·         Jazz Wolf –Is he here? ·         Snowheart – What is this?!!? Cursedmarked ·         Tiberious – Working, Working, Working got to keep on cooking. ·         Zak – 5 Weeks of heck and a day of repeat of it. 2.      Topics A.    Mr. Olympia MR. OLYMPIA Phil Heath Kai Greene Dennis Wolf Shawn Rhoden Dexter Jackson Ibrahim Fahim Justin Compton Steve Kuclo Branch Warren Mamdouh Elssbiay Juan Morel Roelly winklaar William Bonac Victor Martinez Jonathan Delarosa Evan Centopani Lionel Beyeke Cedric McMillan Johnnie Jackson Jojo Ntiforo Essa Obaid Fred Smalls 212 SHOWDOWN James Flex Lewis David Henry Kevin English Jose Raymond Eduardo Correa Sami Al Haddad Guy Cisternino Aaron Clark Charles Dixon Hidetada Yamagishi Mark Dugdale Raul Carrasco Ahmad Ahmad Baito Abbaspour Mboya Edwards B.     Carpal Tunnel o   Wear proper supportive devices to prevent wrist flexion. o   Practice moderation during exercise. In most cases, the more difficult the resistance training exercise. o   Ice your wrists after resistance training workouts, it will reduce the inflammation that can occur as a result of the activity o   Refrain from doing weight-bearing wrist curls or any other exercises where you feel excessive pain in the wrist. o   Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen reduce pain and inflammation. C.     Tiberious’ Center o   Proper form for the Big 3 (Bench, Squat, and Deadlift.) These lifts exist in bodybuilding as strongly as powerlifting, and there are a lot of myths and fears of injury when considering them. D.    Emails 1.      From: NativeWolf @SchreddedWolf Questions: Do you believe Jay Culter is out of it finally? Why? 2.      From: CatKittyr @Tiptoe Questions: What time do you usually do cardio normally? 3.      From: Bullzbear @Tiberious Questions: Do you have any problems with spine problems? E.     Closing Out: §  We can’t do the show without you, the listeners! §  Please take the time to rate us on iTunes or Thumbs us up at Stitcher Radio. §  You can email us at FMC@furry-muscle.org §  Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line at 571-208-BUFF (2833). §  Follow us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast §  You can find show notes, pictures, links and many other materials at our main website http://www.furry-muscle.org §  Next Furry-Muscle Cast: October 10th. Furry Thunder Dome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hkWpmJ29p0 Fursuite Dance Off: http://fursuittourney.livejournal.com/ Tiberious Links Deadlift - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=so+you+think+you+can+deadlift Bench Press - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=so+you+think+you+can+bench Squat - https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=so+you+think+you+can+squat Back Arch - http://www.powerliftingtowin.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/bencharch-comparison.jpg

1hr 57mins

30 Nov 2014

Rank #13

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Furry-Muscle Cast – 37 – Gear Switching

Furry-Muscle Cast – 37 – Gear Switching 1.      Introductions ·         Special Guess – Braford – A well know bull of art! ·         Tonka Wolf – Black and Goal!!! ·         Maximus Ursus – @On Vaction ·         Tiptoe – Shifting at every turn. ·         Beastly Bahamut – He not just a blueberry. ·         Schredded Wolf – Hard, Heavy and always lifting. ·         Syn – Has that nice shiny look going. ·         Jazz Wolf – It only took them five months to get my couch. ·         Snowheart – @Work ·         Tiberious – @Work ·         Zak – A happy rhyno with his truck back. Finally! 2.      Topics A.    Time with Braford o   Questions & Chat B.     Max & Tonka @ Megaplex o   Add pre-recording in post, image and videos C.     Peanut Butter Powder (Snowheart Source) o   So, what is powdered peanut butter? It's essentially powdered peanuts that have been pressed to remove much of the oil and fats. o   Source: http://www.bellplantation.com/products/12-pb2-powdered-peanut-butter-box.html D.    Saving the spine o   Our spine is important in everything we do in our lives. Keeping it safe while lifting for work or for a plain walk in the sun. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when working out or lifting something heavy in the gym or at home. 1.      Be active. Walking, running, swimming anything, the healthier one can be. 2.      Maintain good posture. While sitting in front of a computer or doing homework keep a good posture while sitting. 3.      Work the core region. Do different core exercise that will strengthen the abs and lower back. 4.      Skipping that Military presses (where a barbell is lifted overhead), it can axially load the spinal column. Running can also be risky, he says. Just make sure you get your cardio some other way. 5.      Don’t ignore sighs. When back pain first occurs, you'll probably keep doing what you're doing; you'll try to fight through the discomfort. Stop what your doing and rest your back. o   Source: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/save-your-spine-10-tips-for-avoiding-the-misery.html E.     Emails 1.      From: ManyTailsFox @SchreddedWolf Questions: I don’t have much form in my tri’s and was having some problems getting to be more define. What exercise would you suggest would be best to target the muscle specifically? 2.      From: JohnTheFox @Tiptoe Questions: With car racing and working in a shop how do you handle all the heat that is associated with these trades/hobbies? Do you fear from overheating? 3.      From: RedKangrooStv @Syn Questions: How did you find yourself being a rat species? 4.      From: James B. @Beastly Bahamut Questions: Do you enjoy drawing more in a digital environment or on a sketch pad? Why do you like about them that make you choose one over the other. 5.      From: Florida Wolf @JazzWolf Questions: Hi Jazz! I believe I saw you at Megaplex. I been busy doing a lot of things with friends and didn’t get a moment to say hi. Now I wanted to know, do you enjoy the Florida city life compare to the trip you took to Cali.? I find it to be enjoyable even it does get humid a lot. F.     Closing Out: §  We can’t do the show without you, the listeners! §  Please take the time to rate us on iTunes or Thumbs us up at Stitcher Radio. §  You can email us at FMC@furry-muscle.org §  Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line at 571-208-BUFF (2833). §  Follow us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast §  You can find show notes, pictures, links and many other materials at our main website http://www.furry-muscle.org §  Next Furry-Muscle Cast: September 12th – Fall Is Coming!

2hr 44mins

5 Sep 2014

Rank #14

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Furry-Muscle Cast – 36 – Blast of Fun & Weights!

Furry-Muscle Cast – 36 – Blast of Fun & Weights! 1.      Introductions ·         Special Guess Co-Host – Braford – One of many muscle furry artist! ·         Maximus Ursus – Two sides of the coin! ·         Tiptoe – Still racing for the right meal! ·         Beastly Bahamut – The flexing blue dragon! ·         Schredded Wolf – Always hitting the weights hard. ·         Syn – Only as white as snow…give me a kiss! ·         Jazz Wolf – Car Paint, Hot Winds, Still Drawing!! ·         Snowheart – Lifting that next muscle and saving many lives! ·         Tiberious – @Work ·         Zak – Pubic transiting here, there everywhere. 2.      Topics A.    Best Time to Workout ·         Performance – “If you’re interested in performance, some evidence seems to point toward the afternoon and early evening as the best time to exercise” ·         Hormonal Effects – “One study found that lifting heavy things in the evening, as opposed to the morning, resulted in a more anabolic (strength and size-building) testosterone/cortisol ratio. ·         Health - Recently, much has been made of the neuroprotective effects of exercise. In other words, the pursuit of brawn appears to lead to brain. ·         Sleep - Here’s one that found a 5:00 pm 30-minute session of moderate exercise improved sleep in elderly patients who normally had trouble falling asleep. ·         Sustainability – “One study found that people who exercised in the mornings were more likely to exercise in general, while people who said they exercised at night or in the afternoon were less active overall. ·         Bottom Line: “ultimately, the best time of day to exercise is the time of day that works for you.” ·         Source: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/what-is-the-best-time-of-day-to-exercise/#axzz37DLr8COa B.     Due to word crashing and not time to fill in stuff were making up shit! Totally Crazy Time. ·         Tony Tiger Meme B.     Closing Out: §  We can’t do the show without you, the listeners! §  Please rate us on iTunes or Thumbs us up at Stitcher Radio. §  You can email us at FMC@furry-muscle.org §  Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line at 571-208-BUFF (2833). §  Follow us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast §  You can find show notes, pictures, links and many other materials at our main website http://www.furry-muscle.org §  Next Furry-Muscle Cast: August 8th - Gear Switching!

1hr 35mins

23 Jul 2014

Rank #15

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Furry-Muscle Cast – 35 – Summer Time!

Furry-Muscle Cast – 35 – Summer Time! 1. Introductions Maximus Ursus – Singing out his heart! Tonkawolf – Great wolf of Florida! Tiptoe – A Fresh Rat on Life! Beastly Bahamut – The dragon whom found 1000 year shit… . Schredded Wolf – Is still seeking the biggest weights. Syn – Hooked his fish? Jazz Wolf – Flying Wolf in California Snowheart – The traveling snow kitty! Tiberious – The bear of bear that is too busy to text back. Zak – Tanning Rhyno! 2. Main Topics A. Ectomorph An ectomorph is a typical skinny guy. Ecto’s have a light build with small joints and lean muscle. Usually ectomorph’s have long thin limbs with stringy muscles. Shoulders tend to be thin with little width. Ectomorphs find it very hard to gain weight. They have a fast metabolism which burns up calories very quickly. Ecto’s need a huge amount of calories in order to gain weight. Workouts should be short and intense focusing on big muscle groups. Small “delicate” frame and bone structure Flat chest Small shoulders Thin Lean muscle mass Finds it hard to gain weight Fast metabolism Source: http://www.muscleandstrength.com/articles/body-types-ectomorph-mesomorph-endomorph.html B. Making Sense of Chemical Stories People are still being misled by chemical myths. The presence of a chemical isn’t a reason for alarm. The effect of a chemical depends on the dose. This guide flags up the more serious misconceptions that exist around chemicals and suggests straightforward ways for people to evaluate them. All the food contain chemicals that are toxic to humans. But are usually present in very small amounts, far below to harmful dose. Apple Seeds – Contain Amygdalin ~0.06g/kg of seeds Potatoes – Contain Solanin ~0.2g/kg (higher in green potatoes) Source: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/making-sense-of-chemical-stories.html C. Food Fatigue People getting sick of eating the same food over and over again. It's an issue with serious bodybuilding, and alternatives to the otherwise obvious. “Maybe the key to not getting fatigue is to have no variety at all” Forums The idea is to have a variety in your diet so this does not happen. Variation is the key. Most cultures know this and even if they eat the same food day after day they often have one day when they eat something completely different. 3. E-Mails/Phone Calls: A. From: KittyWolf  @All Question: What seems to be the main problem with your workout? B. From: TiggerTiger @Snow Question: What is your cardio workout? C. From: Chinesewolf @All Question: Hello everybody how is everybody put more muscle on legs, without doing squats that hurt, much. 4. Closing Out: We can’t do the show without you, the listeners! Please rate us on iTunes or Thumbs us up at Stitcher Radio. You can email us at FMC@furry-muscle.org Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line at 571-208-BUFF (2833). Follow us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast You can find show notes, pictures, links and many other materials at our main website http://www.furry-muscle.org Next Furry-Muscle Cast: July 11th – Fireworks!

1hr 20mins

2 Jul 2014

Rank #16

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Furry-Muscle Cast – 34 – Its Almost Here!

Furry-Muscle Cast – 34 – Its Almost Here! 1.       Introductions (10 – 15 Minutes) ·         Gust Co-Host – Tiberious – The master of power! (Furaffinity @ Tiberious) ·         Gust Co-Host – Tonka Wolf – The wolf with a chest of a GOD!!! ·         Maximus Ursus – Singing, Coining, Drinking…? (Image) ·         Tiptoe – Eating this, trying that ·         Beastly Bahamut – Big Blue and trucking ·         Schredded Wolf – Ifs it’s not over 150 lbs dumbbell, screw it. ·         Syn – Number crunching like the ab machine. ·         Jazz Wolf – Drawing, Doctor Who, Creepy Faces, huhhh!? ·         Snowheart – The moving kitty! ·         Zak – It’s all over, muahahaaahahaaaa! 2.        Tiberious – Downious: (20 – 25 minutes) ·         Background – Fandom, Life, School, Lifting, etc. ·         Power lifter – How it started?; How long at it?; Contest?; Goals?; Future plans? ·         How has powerlifting influence your life? ·         What is the different between bodybuilding and powerlifting? (Tiberious’s point of view). 3.       Topics (30 – 90 minutes) ·         Review: §  Body types can be place in to three main categories §  Ectomorph – Tall & Lean (FMC - 33) §  Mesomorph – (FMC – 34) §  Endomorph – Shorter and usually a bigger person. (FMC – 35) §  Mixed – These body types are not set and stone and people can have a combination of two body types. A.      Mesomorph – ·         Large Muscle with naturally athletic physique. ·         A mesomorph has a large bone structure, large muscles and a naturally athletic physique. They find it quite easy to gain and lose weight. ·         Traits: § Athletic § Generally hard body § Well defined muscles § Rectangular shaped body § Strong § Gains muscle easily § Gains fat more easily than ectomorphs ·         When it comes to training endomorphs find it very easy to gain weight. Unfortunately, a large portion of this weight is fat not muscle. To keep fat gain to a minimum, endomorphs must always train cardio as well as weights. Usually supplements may not be needed as long as the person has a high protein intake in their diet. ·         Source: http://www.muscleandstrength.com/articles/body-types-ectomorph-mesomorph-endomorph.html B.      Rice Is Nice! (Occasion) ·         Each food has a unique nutrient profile — high in some nutrients and low in others. ·         A person who only eats nothing but chicken breasts, rice and broccoli, will still be lacking nutrients that should be balanced out by eating other foods in some of his daily meals. ·         If rice is not for you try other complex carbs, such as yams, oatmeal, potatoes, pasta and whole-grain breads, you will still be covering your bases. ·         Also try mixing some lemon juice and sugar with your rice to get it to separate and to give it moisture. This may make it more palatable for you. If you still don’t like it, then turn to complex carbs that you will enjoy eating. ·         Keeping in mind that food balance is always important to the body. ·         Source: http://www.flexonline.com/nutrition/rice-occasion ·         Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/bodybuilding-and-the-importance-of-rice-the-diet C.      The Science of Pecs! (da muscles) ·         Pecs – Pectoralis Minor and Pectoralis Major (Images) ·         These are two large, flat muscles that run across the surface of your chest. These muscles generally come into play when pushing something or hugging someone. ·         For men a well form chest helps in self-esteem as well as show to others of physicall of the individual to others. For females it helps to support the breast and show off self-esteem as well.  ·         Pec Tears and Strains (Images) ·         Major reason for injury to pectorals are being overused and lifting to heavy without proper lifting form. ·         Exercises: § Peck Deck § Cable Press § Cable Flyes § Chest Dips § Cable Crossovers § Incline Dumbbell Flys § Dumbbell Flys § Dumbbell Press § Flat Flyes § Incline/Decline Bench Press ·         Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2953288/ ·         Source: http://www.coreperformance.com/knowledge/injury-pain/pectoralis-muscle-strain.html D.      Protein Deep Dish Pizza!, No Really!! (Image) ·         Ingredients For The Crust §     1/2 cup Pea Protein Powder (unflavored) §     1/2 cup Liquid Egg Whites §     1/8 cup Buckwheat Flour §     1/2 cup Almond Milk §     1 tbsp Coconut Flour ·         Directions For The Crust § Blend all of the ingredients together until you get a thick batter. Using a spoon, spread the batter onto either one or two deep-dish pans. I used two small nonstick cheesecake pans, and they worked wonderfully. § Bake at 320 F (160 C) for about 15 minutes or until the crust has cooked through. ·         Ingredients For The Filling §     1 small chopped Onion §     2 chopped Garlic Cloves §     2 cans of Tomatoes §     1/2 cup of Cheddar Cheese (or grated Mozzarella) §     1 cup of Ground Beef (I used Grass-fed beef) §     1 tbsp Rosemary §     1 tbsp Thyme §     Salt to taste ·         Assembly Directions § Add toppings to the crust. I made mine by pan frying the onions and garlic until soft, letting the added beef simmer until cooked, throwing in the tomatoes and spices, and reducing for 30 minutes until the sauce has thickened). § Bake at 320 F (160 C) for about 10 minutes or until the cheese on top has melted. Top with additional cheese if desired. ·         Nutrition Facts - Amount per serving § Serving Size: 1 small crust (without toppings) § Serving Size: Recipe yields 2 (without toppings) § Calories - 251.5 § Total Fat - 6g § Total Carbs - 5g (3.6g fiber) § Protein - 38.4g ·         Source: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/ask-the-protein-powder-chef-protein-pizza.html 4.       Emails (30 – 45 Minutes) A.      From: Reeve @Schred/All Comment from what Schred’s said from last Cast FMC – 33. Review: Schred1 – Comment (Audio) Review: Schred2 – Clearing Up Comment (Audio) Review: Schred3 – Zak Follow Up (Audio) Comment: I do believe that the distinction between the different body types is actually very important as long as people understand this is just a very generic scale to give you an idea of how fast your metabolism is. I consider myself an endomorph. I’ve always been the pudgy little guy. When I started working out, I was mostly doing cardio. My goal was to get in shape and feel a bit less ashamed of my body. The problem being that I had a really sweet tooth and preferred by far sweating on a treadmill than going on a diet. Also, from my personal experience, no matter how heavy I lift and how hard I push myself, I can't "lose fat" simply with lifting. Cardio seems to be, if not the only option, at least the best for me. I did very intense cardio for about 5 months. In the end I was weighing 120 lbs for 5'3" and still looked a bit pudgy although I had very skinny arms and could nearly see my ribs. I went to see a dietician who told me being slim would basically mean a drastic change in my lifestyle, both for exercises and diet. However, she also gave me this little explanation about body types, mostly to make me understand I had a slow metabolism and what it would imply. If I wanted to get in shape, it'd have been much easier for me to start lifting than to try and lose fat. So far, my results have been pretty good and I've started out-lifting ectomorphs friends who were ahead of me when I started. All in all, what I'm trying to say is, even though the generalization of body types shouldn't be taking too seriously, having a general idea of the pros and cons of your metabolism can really help you finding the workout and diet that suit you best. I refuse to give up on my occasional cookie or ice cream, but if it hadn't been for learning about the endomorph body type and their ability to gain size easily, I would never have started weightlifting in the first place. B.      From: Anonymous @Snowheart (Image with Question) Comment: t doesn't seem to look like I've changed much or changed at all after these past two years and it's actually quite demotivating and frustrating to see. I've done what I can within those two years and learning in between. There has been 5x5 (which I've learned quite a bit from previous podcast), HIIT and now, body weight training. Food intake is kept at a minimal as I'm trying to lose those fat and changing them into muscle mass. Unfortunately, I am unable to fix down on a diet as money is an issue and my family isn't very supportive of what I'm going through. Being a Chinese and whatnot, I'm unable to bring them down to say that white rice is bad for me at the moment cause I did went through that phase and had an argument, even few days ago. We just need to have white rice. I tried adding in brown rice but two issues: 1) it's expensive to obtain and 2) my dad doesn't eat brown rice. Thus, boils down to the issue of food intake where I've been trying to cut half of my portion till now. I know food is a huge issue here but it's difficult in an environment where my parents aren't that supportive of it. That goes for food and for training, I'm on a body weight training with a personal trainer. I've just started on that recently in December 2013 and still going on till now. What I've been doing are push ups, jumping lunges, squats, sand bag training, etc,. It's intense, that much I could say cause my trainer is one hell of a trainer. He pushes and I'm hoping to see results but I'm only on personal training with him once a week. The remaining days, I go on HIIT like RPM classes, biking. I hate running the treadmill and it's not what keeps me motivated. Classes like those keeps me focus and really force myself to push forward. Even after all those, I'm still not gaining or losing much. As you can see from the comparison, it's really demotivating. I'm only taking whey protein and fat burner as supplements. And I have no access to any nutritionist. Supplements that I'm taking. I'm only taking whey protein and fat burner as supplements. And I have no access to any nutritionist. C.      From: Fatwolf @All Question: Does anybody know of Soya, Lactose and Dairy free protein shake as I have developed allergies to them. Zak Source: Yes, Rice and hemp based protein powders have actually been around for some time now. Manitoba Harvest has just announced their new Organic Vanilla and Organic Dark Chocolate Hemp Protein Powders.  These products can be found right now exclusively at Whole Foods Markets in the USA. Source: http://www.godairyfree.org/news/nutrition-headlines/dairy-and-soy-free-protein-powder-it-does-exist-and-in-chocolate Also one can try Pea Protein powders. http://www.swansonvitamins.com/now-foods-pea-protein-powder-2-lbs-pwdr 5.       Closing Out (3 – 5 Minutes) ·         We can’t do the show without you, the listeners! ·         Please rate us on iTunes or Thumbs us up at Stitcher Radio. Give us a s thumb up. ·         You can email us at FMC@furry-muscle.org ·         Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line at 571-208-BUFF (2833). ·         Follow us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast ·         You can find show notes, pictures, links and many other materials at our main website http://www.furry-muscle.org ·         Next Furry-Muscle Cast: June 13th – Summer’s Here!!!

2hr 32mins

18 May 2014

Rank #17

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Furry-Muscle Cast – 33 – Summer Rush!

Furry-Muscle Cast – 33 – Summer Rush! 1.     Introductions: ·         Maximus Ursus – @Coining Con!! ·         Tiptoe – @Car Con? ·         Beastly Bahamut – Spring Flying Flower! ·         Schredded Wolf – Doing it right with every lift! ·         Syn – Aching from all the paper work of taxs! ·         Jazz Wolf – Keyframeing to the art world! ·         Snowheart – Moving, Working, Otter of the North! ·         Zak – So freaking busy, Rhyno! 2.     Topics: A.     Body Types – (Physique-Classification System) o   Body types can be place in to three main categories. o   Ectomorph – Tall & Lean o   Mesomorph – Large Muscle with naturally athletic physique. o   Endomorph – Shorter and usually a bigger person. o   Mixed – These body types are not set and stone and people can have a combination of two body types. o   We will be going over each type in more detail over the next two months. Tonight we will speak on Endomorph. B.     Endomorph o   The endomorph body type is solid and generally soft. Endomorphs gain fat very easily. Endo’s are usually of a shorter build with thick arms and legs. Muscles are strong, especially the upper legs. Endomorphs find they are naturally strong in leg exercises like the squat. o   Traits §  Soft and round body §  Gains muscle and fat very easily §  Is generally short §  "Stocky" build §  Round physique §  Finds it hard to lose fat §  Slow metabolism §  Muscles not so well defined ·         When it comes to training endomorphs find it very easy to gain weight. Unfortunately, a large portion of this weight is fat not muscle. To keep fat gain to a minimum, endomorphs must always train cardio as well as weights. ·         Endomorphic bodybuilders need to get their butts to the gym as often as they can ·         One or two cardio days should also be included throughout the week. ·         The exercises that an endomorph selects for their workouts need to be compound, high-intensity exercises. Exercises with the maximum amount of muscle recruitment, such as squats, increase potent muscle-building hormones significantly. Plan your workout around these basic movements, with isolation exercises after stabilizer muscles have been exhausted. o   Source: http://www.muscleandstrength.com/articles/body-types-ectomorph-mesomorph-endomorph.html o   Source: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/best_endomorph_workout.htm C.      Health Grilling This Summer! o   More veggies – We don’t eat a lot of veggies bottom line in America. § Many different types of vegetables have a wide array of antioxidants and health benefits. § Orange veggies like carrots, orange bell peppers and sweet potatoes contain high amounts of vitamin A and C which promote a strong immune system, healthy skin and good vision. o   Meats – Go on the leaner cuts of meats for calorie intake. § Fattier cuts of meat include prime rib, chicken thighs, BBQ ribs, sausage and hotdogs. These are higher in calories and should be limited to special occasions. § Chicken breast is a nice grilling option since it is low in calories and is a great source of muscle building protein. o   Portion size – Keep size of what is being eaten in mind. § Try to portion out your plate with this simple rule: ½ salad and veggies, ¼ lean protein (like chicken, fish or a burger),¼ of either fruit (like fruit salad or watermelon), starchy veggies (potato or pasta salad) or whole grain bread (like a hamburger roll). o   Source: http://www.jccns.org/fired-up-healthy-cooking-on-the-grill-this-summer/ 3.     E-Mails/Phone Calls: A.      From: Dee @All Comment: I just wanted to congratulate Snowheart, (or Terra), on embracing his inner otter. Remember Terra, teasing is an act of affection. Never let it go too far and turn hurtful. Always be ready to say sorry, kiss and make-up. A thousand welcomes, new ottah! B.      From: FirePlatypus @Syn Question: What are the major issues you have when working out? Do you favor weights vs cardio the most? Why? C.      From: FoxyKitty @Beastly Question: When you go to the gym do you try to bike when you go to get cardio out it or do you mostly do cardio at the gym? D.     From: Platypus-Down Under @All Question: What is the hardest problem with trying to keep to your goals? E.      From: Tibortiger @All Question: Yeah, winter is over, I'm cutting weight - how low should I go?  BMI is bull shit, when should I stop with the caloric restriction? By the BMI charts I should be something like 165 - I haven't weight that little since the 80's. F.      From: Schred @All Question: - Did you ever see the movie "Saving Grace"? 4.     Closing Out: §  We can’t do the show without you, the listeners! §  Please rate us on iTunes or Thumbs us up at Stitcher Radio. §  You can email us at FMC@furry-muscle.org §  Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line at 571-208-BUFF (2833). §  Follow us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast §  You can find show notes, pictures, links and many other materials at our main website http://www.furry-muscle.org §  Next Furry-Muscle Cast: May 9th – It’s Almost Here!

1hr 39mins

27 Apr 2014

Rank #18

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Furry-Muscle Cast – 32 – The Next Steps

Furry-Muscle Cast – 32 – The Next Steps 1.       Introductions: ·         Maximus Ursus – The Purple Butt Bear! ·         Tiptoe – Brown, Purple, Bear Head? ·         Beastly Bahamut – So blue that I have to! ·         Schredded Wolf – Muscles! Weights! LIFT!!! ·         Syn – Finding the inner rat, meep?! ·         Jazz Wolf – Sir Jazz of the art! ·         Snowheart – So heart, now Terra!? :O ·         Zak – Broken Truck, Sick College Rhino! 2.       Topics: A.      The Next Steps ·         Found a gym ·         Enlist Help – Personal Trainers ·         Keeping up record progress – Written down or on smart devices ·         Train Diligently ·         Nutrition ·         Sleep ·         Stay Patient – Progress will come but, if a plateau is reach than the current routine needs to change as the body has adapt to the routine. B.      Protein ·         Powders vs Food Protein? o   Powders are easy to absorb, but whole foods such as eggs, diary, fowl, read mean and fish are good sources of different amino acid profiles. ·         Protein needs are static o   To gain muscle mass keeping the protein intake perday the same helps to keep things to grow. ·         How much? o   For every pound of bodyweight one has, they should be taking one gram of protein. Source: http://www.flexonline.com/nutrition/7-protein-myths?page=1 C.      Exercise vs Training ·         Training has primary goals; Exercise is just doing the activity. ·         Training has smaller specific goals. ·         Training  focuses on week points and fundamentals. ·         Training is efficient ·         Training uses stats Source: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/exercise-vs-training-five-steps-to-the-next-level.html 3.       E-Mails/Phone Calls: A.      From: Falcon Mage @All Question: What are your thoughts on fat burners? I have heard from others that fat burners are a waste of money and could be invested elsewhere. I know that fat burners are just a simple supplement that helps you in your workout but is it optimal? B.      From: Horny Wolf @Max Question: The suite that you just posted to furaffinity with, what happens if you like rip a hole in the butt and were in a public place? Are even when you have to go to the bathroom does it become a murr suite? How would it work with being oil up in it to get out and in better? C.      From: Old Wise Owl (OWO) @Beastly Question: I follow you on twitter and saw that you posted a picture that you took a while back as an update. Do you plan to post something is more recent, say the last few days and not a few years old? I like to see how your progress of your lower body is going with your leg from your motorcycle accident and such. D.      From: CyberWolves @Jazz Question:  I read your twitter feed and see the joys that you have on some days and I find them funny to read. My question is more on the tech side, do you think Ruby on Rails is worth learning? E.       From: Platypus-Down Under @All Question: When trying to stress out your muscles and break them down what types of DOMS do you all get? Zak’s Notes: DOMS = Delayed onset muscle soreness; Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), also called muscle fever, is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise. F.       Phone Call: From Phoenix, Arizona Question: Yeah. Yes. Hello, my first I'm calling in the year. And yeah, I'm sure exactly what I should ask but. I was really your your part. S. Provide to incident. I really like listening to them. You guys Yes, good information. Bye. So if you will. I guess just give me a shout out to you guys. Zak, especially year old cooler one, yeah Yeah, Yeah, I'm just yo. Penny Miller from you guys will say what you say. Dan just. Yes, Yeah, I was Grasso, I'm just yeah trying. There's a little while, you know, most, Wow. That's what I'm doing right now. There's try to get shape and Yeah guys are gonna inspiration. So if you have a good working. Have a good day. I guess. G.     From: Zeeb @All When it comes to taking supplements, how do you go about gauging the time to start? Is it better to start at the time you start working out, or is it better to introduce them later on? 4.       Closing Out: §  We can’t do the show without you, the listeners! §  Please rate us on iTunes or Thumbs us up at Stitcher Radio. §  You can email us at FMC@furry-muscle.org §  Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line at 571-208-BUFF (2833). §  Follow us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast §  You can find show notes, pictures, links and many other materials at our main website http://www.furry-muscle.org §  Next Furry-Muscle Cast: April 11th – Summer Rush!

1hr 53mins

30 Mar 2014

Rank #19

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Furry-Muscle Cast – 31 – Love Your Weights!

Furry-Muscle Cast – 31 – Love Your Weights! 1.      Introductions: §  Maximus Ursus – Busy Bur of the North §  Tiptoe – Looking for a new horizons on his laps of life. §  Beastly Bahamut – Lifting, hauling and trucking! §  Schredded Wolf – Weights, Heavy, More, hugh! §  Syn – Numbers…so many numbers!! LIFT MORE! §  Jazz Wolf – Holding a bat and about to hit!! AhH!!!! §  Snowheart – Cold as winter; sexy as a kitty! §  Zak – Buried deep in snow, classes and work. 2.      Topics: A.     Getting Jack Before The Date! §  Working out before you go on your date helps to make it look like you’re an Alpha male! §  Targeted workout helps to increase blood flow to the muscles. Making the individual look big, buff and stronger. §  Workout goal is to have high reps, higher volume and slightly lighter weights. §  Workout ·         Barbell Incline Bench Press (2 Set; 8-10 Reps) ·         Push Ups (2 Sets; To Failure) ·         Wide-Grip Lat Pulldown (2 Set; 8-10 Reps) ·         Underhand Cable Pulldowns (2 Set; 8-10 Reps) ·         Low Pulley Row to Neck (2 Set; 12-15 Reps) ·         Military Press (2 Set; 8-10 Reps) ·         Upright Barbell Row (2 Set; 10-12 Reps) ·         Barbell Shrug (1 Set; 12-15 Reps) ·         Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise (1 Set; 12-15 Reps) ·         Front Dumbbell Rais (1 Set; 10-12 Reps) ·         Triceps Pushdown (1 Set; 20-25 Reps) B.      Shredding Strategies §  Pop-tarts can be good fat burner. ·         Quick carbs such as those in fat-free muffins, Pop-Tarts and Cream of Rice cereal mixed with jam or bagels trick your system into believing your strict diet is over, thus bumping those calorie-burning hormones back to steadier normal levels §  Low Carbs; Need to be lower ·         You have to give your body a reason to drop additional bodyfat; that calls for decreasing calories and carbs to extremely low levels. I typically tell my clients to lower carb intake on two separate days of the week - say Tuesday and Friday - down to as few as 50-70 grams (g). The shock radically reduces glycogen stores, which are directly related to burning fat. When glycogen levels (the amount of stored carbohydrates located in muscles) fall, fat burn rises precipitously §  Keytons ·         When carbs radically plunge and stay low, ketone formation increases. Ketones are byproducts of fat breakdown and can help make you leaner by causing a small uptick in the metabolic rate. Ketones are also highly effective at preventing muscle loss when carbs remain radically lower; ketones are burned preferentially to muscle tissue. If there are large quantities of ketones floating around in the blood, the body will burn those rather than melt away muscle tissue. §  Cardio High! ·         The body adapts to cardio rather quickly, which means it responds to continual cardio work by burning far fewer calories than you would normally expect. It's an adaptation response, akin to what happens when we diet or use the same weight-training program for an extended period of time. However, going to the extreme with cardio for a couple days can exert a big jolt on your metabolism. 3.      E-Mails/Phone Calls: A.      From: Busy Bear @Max Question: How do you keep yourself from not doing too much cardio?  You do a lot of running around and don’t keep muscle gains on that much from what I seen in the images. B.      From: Horny Wolf @Max Question: With your new rubber suite; how do you not rip a hole in your butt or other areas? C.      From: Non-Furry @Syn Question: What is one of your biggest issues at the gym? D.     From: W0lfs @Beastly Question: I got out of my truck and was walking to the store. On the way out I slip on some black ice and landing on my rear end. To make matters worse I had car come around the bend and run over my left leg and didn’t stop. I was rush to the E.R. and had to rebuild my leg. As I have bad days and good days, I wanted to know how do you push through your works out.  Some days the pain is just wow! 4.      Closing Out: §  We can’t do the show without you, the listeners! §  Please rate us on iTunes or Thumbs us up at Stitcher Radio. §  You can email us at FMC@furry-muscle.org §  Have any questions or comments? Drop us a line at 571-208-BUFF (2833). §  Follow us on Twitter @FurryMuscleCast §  You can find show notes, pictures, links and many other materials at our main website http://www.furry-muscle.org §  Next Furry-Muscle Cast: March - 14 – The Next Steps!

1hr 24mins

24 Feb 2014

Rank #20