Resources

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EXCUSE PROOF FITNESS RELATED RESOURCES

www.youtube.com/excuseproof – Tips, advice, strategies, workout programs, exercise training, recipes, and more.

www.facebook.com/excuseproof – Excuse Proof Fitness’ fan page to stay up to date and get more tips and advice.

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Top Supplements – No Particular Order

1.Vitamin D3 – Softgel or liquid form

2.Omega 3 – Recommend any fermented marine oils for www.greenpasture.com, “Whole Omega” by New Chapter, Barleans Omega Swirl, Spectrum Fish Oil, or any other pharmaceutical grade fish oil.

3.Greens powder: Healthforce Nutritional’s Vitamineral Green, Organic Spirullina, and/or Broken Cell Wall Chlorella

4.Astaxanthin – The world’s most powerful antioxidant. Safe and effective to take at recommended doses (unlike other antioxidants that may be harmful). Protects skin against sun damage, protects eyes, aids in athletic recovery, and more.

5. Sensoril Ashwaghanda Extract – Highly affordable. Rebalances stress and sex hormones, aids in energy, all around good adaptogen. Only $3 a month!

6.Country Life – Bone Solid – Great as a “multivitamin.” Take this as opposed to other calcium supplements. Also supplies boron, vitamin K2, small amounts of vitamin D, and magnesium.

7.Magnesium Oil

Top Health Products

1. Earthing/Grounding Products and Mat – Visit earthing.com for more details.

NUTRITIONAL TESTING

www.spectracell.com – A variety of nutritional testing including micronutrient for determining what vitamins and minerals may are deficient. They also offer genetic tests, omega 3 tests, and others.

DISCOUNT SPORTS SUPPLEMENTS AND PROTEIN

www.truenutrition.com – Highly affordable due wholesale pricing by cutting out the middlemen and advertising costs. They offer bulk protein and supplements. Some of the absolute best deals on protein powders with custom flavoring and combination options. Whey protein concentrate is around $7. Their hemp protein and pea protein are quaity vegan proteins. Use discount code DKD714 to save on your order.

www.proteinfactory.com – Similar to True Nutrition, offers a wide array of various protein and other supplements at a much more affordable wholesale price with typically higher quality than commercial protein and supplement companies. In addition to whey concentrate at a little more than $7 a pound, protein factory offers some higher quality wheys, goat protein, and caseins for $10-$15 a pound in addition to vegan protein options like rice protein.

www.nutraplanet.com – Nutrplanet has very good prices on many brand name supplements and they carry their own line of bulk powders and proteins at a much more affordable price than retail with better than average quality. Often has holiday specials for incredible deals far below retail.

www.bodybuilding.com/store – Not always the cheapest, but by far the widest selection and the ability to price-match other advertised prices.

www.bulknutrition.com and www.smartpowders.com – Offers a wide selection of bulk powders of various supplements like previous websites in addition to brand name supplements. Occasionally runs extremely well priced specials.

DISCOUNT VITAMINS, HERBS, AND HEALTH PRODUCTS

iherb.com – One of the largest selections of health supplements at some of the lowest prices. They also offer free shipping on orders from $20-$40. Use this link to save $5 on your first order.

www.swansonvitamins.com – Swanson carries their own line of very high quality supplements of virtually every type. It is often my first stop to find a particular vitamin or herb as they carry quite a selection. They also carry other brand and are the exclusive distributers of a number of health products. Great place to purchase coconut oil at an affordable price.

www.amazon.com – Amazon has started carrying a wide variety of health supplements at lower and lower prices. Not always the cheapest, but sometimes you can find really good deals. Look for products that qualify for super-saver shipping which will ship free at orders above $25.

www.longevitywarehouse.com – Suppliers of harder to find bulk herbs and alternative health products. They carry the best raw cacao as well.

TOP QUALITY HERBS

www.dragonherbs.com – Some of the widest selection of varies Chinese herbs. They also carry gynostemma “Longevity Tea” which is one of the absolute healthiest teas to drink and carry the best quality Goji berries. Their Caralluma product is very good for those wishing to lose significant amounts of fat and reduce appetite safely.

www.jingherbs.com – In addition to herbal formulas, Jing Herbs crries herbal extracts in powder form for more economical purchases and for adding to smoothies.

LONGEVITY AND ANTI-AGING

www.revgenetics.com

DISCOUNT FOOD SHOPPING

www.barryfarm.com – Excellent deals on various flours, nuts, seeds, carob, cacoa, and other bulk dried foods.

www.sunorganicfarm.com – A great website for flours, gluten free products, nuts, seeds, etc.

www.minndak.com – Suppliers of high quality buckwheat products and buckwheat farinetta flour.

www.tropicaltraditions.com – Not always the best prices, but some of the best quality coconut oil and other tropical oils.

HEALTH EDUCATION

Various websites to continue your education. They may not always agree with each other, but they make good starting points for getting a diverse range of information.

www.mercola.com – The most popular alternative health website, blog, and newsletter on the web.

www.healthyfixx.com – A great new site for more natural solutions to any number of health conditions.

www.bestdayever.com – David Wolfe’s, a researcher on various health and longevity protocols run this website and podcast. Highly suggested for those interested in more cutting-edge and “alternative” ideas.

www.bewellbuzz.com – Excellent health tips and newsletter.

www.bodyecology.com – Donna Gates’s website with great articles and a quality newsletter.

www.livestrong.com – A large collection of articles by various individuals dealing with any number of health topics. Questionable accuracy at times (like anywhere) but interesting reads on there.

www.curezone.com – A diverse forum of people testing and reporting on various health and alternative health treatments and protocols. Remember, this is all just various opinions and not meant to be taken as fact.

HEALTH NEWS

www.naturalnews.com – Mike Adams runs this website in natural health news and looks out for protecting health freedom.

HEALTHY RECIPES

http://bodyecology.com/recipes/recipes.php – Body Ecology diet friendly recipes.

carascravings.com – A blog by Cara Lyons using healthier ingredients in delicious recipes.

http://www.cleaneatingmag.com – Clean Eating Magazine includes recipes and tips for healthy eating.

Metabolic Cooking Fat Loss Cookbook – A great cookbook specifically designed for the fitness minded with fat-burning ingredients and time-saving recipes.

http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.htm – Coconut based recipes using coconut oil, coconut flour, and other coconut products.

http://www.veganfusion.com – Healthy vegan and raw food recipes.

GROCERY SHOPPING

www.nongmoshoppingguide.com – Shopping guide to assist in avoiding genetically modified foods.

www.ewg.org – Ratings of the highest and lowest pesticide levels found in various foods to help in determining which foods should be prioritized as organic or pesticide free.

LOCAL FOOD

www.localharvest.org – Find local farmers and community supported agriculture programs for healthy food direct from the source. Often less expensive than grocery stores.

FERMENTED AND CULTURED FOODS

www.bodyecology.com – Learn about fermented foods.

Body Ecology Kefir Starter – Starter culture for making your own kefir.

Body Ecology Culture Starter – Starter for culturing your own fermented vegetables.

Body Ecology Cocobiotics – Coconut Water Kefir

PRODUCTIVITY

www.simpleology.com – Sign-up for a free account with many cool time saving and organizational tools. This is excellent for keeping track of your priority and to-do list, making notes on ideas, tracking progress, etc.

EXERCISE AND TRAINING RESOURCES

www.t-nation.com – Testosterone nation is the ultimate site for free articles on training programs, diet, and cutting-edge fitness information from the world’s elite trainers.

www.crossfit.com

EXERCISE GUIDES

www.bodybuilding.com/exercises

www.exrx.net

www.youtube.com

EXERCISE ROUTINES

Strength, Power, and Muscle Building Routines

www.t-nation.com

http://www.t-nation.com/exercise-diet-programs.jsp

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/westside_for_skinny_bastards

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/how_to_build_pure_strength

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/the_boring_but_big_3month_challenge

Conditioning

www.crossfit.com

www.crossfitendurance.com

Health and Longevity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbnjvAHsxUk – John Gray leads you through a simple exercise routine excellent for all individuals.

Flexibility training

http://www.youtube.com/elasticsteel

Mobility Drills

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_repair/the_essential_8_mobility_drills

Glute Work

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/dispelling_the_glute_myth

BODYWEIGHT EXERCISE TRAINING

www.gymnasticbodies.com

www.youtube.com/GymnasticBodies

EMOTIONAL AND STRESS MANAGEMENT TOOLS

www.heartmath.org

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Top 3 “Must-Read Books”

The Sedona Method by Hale Dwoskin – Everything you need to manage emotions.

The Heartmath Solution by Doc Lew Childre, Howard Martin, and Donna Beech – Profound insights into the way the heart “thinks” and is much more than just a blood pumping organ. Provides tools to

The New Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Matlz – The updated version of the classic book on personal development, self-image, and visualization.

Personal Development

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

The Biology of Belief by Dr. Bruce Lipton

Exercise

Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe

Maximum Strength by Eric Cressey

Diet

The Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates

Supplementation

The Mood Cure by Julia Ross

KITCHEN EQUIPMENT

Programmable Crock-Pot Slow Cooker – A slightly higher end crock-pot that lets you program a time. Highly affordable, but still a little more expensive than other crock-pots for the added features.

Automatic Shut-off Crock-Pot – The same 6quart crock-pot I use. Shuts off automatically.

The Magic Bullet 25 Piece Set – I use the Magic Bullet all the time for smoothies, sauces, chopping, and more. The extra cups that can be stored in the refrigerator are life savers for making sauces and toppings. Whether or not you use the Magic Bullet, get ANY similar small kitchen blender/processor like this to save tons of time and for easy cleanup.

Lock & Lock Food Storage Containers – Locking containers are pretty much essential for taking food on the go as they lock tight to prevent spilling. Simply toss in the container and toss that container in a bag. Available in both plastic and glass.

FITNESS EQUIPMENT

Resistance Band Set – Set of resistance bands with multiple levels of resistance and doorway anchor. Excellent product for a total body workout at home with minimal cost.

Ringtraining Gymnastic Rings – Ringtraining.com offers some of the highest quality gymnastic rings for use at home.

Pull Up Bar – Pretty much essential to effectively working the back at home via bodyweight.

Cellerciser Rebounder – Expensive, but the best quality in terms of rebounders for health and fitness.

www.craigslist.com – Find local people selling their unused exercise equipment. Great for snagging too heavy to ship items at a discount and for great deals. Build a home gym for the fraction of a gym membership.