Super Sexy Shrooms

Cordyceps isn’t the sexiest mushroom-shaped object we can think of, but it still pack one helluva punch. In fact, as one of the most powerful and overlooked supplements on the market today, it’ll keep you fit, looking good, and primed to have the best sex of your life.

1. OXYGEN ABSORPTION
In a double-blind study, Cordyceps radically strengthened the body’s ability to absorb oxygen by almost 50%.

2. CLEAR SKIN
By stimulating the body’s production of glutathione and other natural antioxidants, Cordyceps is proven to enhance the tone and texture of the skin.

3. CANCER PREVENTION
Cordyceps’ nutrients have been shown to inhibit the growth and spread of cancer as well as to boost the body’s immune system.

4. STAMINA AND ENDURANCE
The cordycepic acid in Cordyceps has the ability to increase energy and prevent exercise-related fatigue.

5. SEXUAL POTENTIATOR
Cordyceps boost libido in both men and women, encourages the release of testosterone, increases blood circulation, and improves fertility.

But don’t take our word for it—feel free to drop us a line here at ExerciseBuff.com and let us know what you think.

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Truth or Bare: Uncovering the Geisha Within

Most of us in the Western world imagine the Geisha to be a servant, a femme fatale, or even a sex worker. But you might be surprised to learn that the geishas of ancient Japan are closer to performing artists than prostitutes. The centuries-old tradition of the Geisha requires years of training to perfect the arts of dancing, tea service and, of course, seduction.

TRUTH: The traditional white make-up and crimson red lips were a trademark of the Geisha, and came to be seen as an exotic, chic look for its time.

BARE: This week, enjoy the ritual of grooming yourself. If you use make-up, enjoy the act of applying it. If you use lotion, put it on with care. The act of grooming is a form of courtship. So court yourself with a deep sense of reverence and gratitude for your body.

TRUTH: Early Geishas devised erotic dances to entice their male suitors.

BARE: The modern-day equivalent of this includes pole dancing, belly dancing, and salsa. Why not swing by a dance class at your gym? Or better yet, pick up a DVD and have some fun in the comfort, and privacy, of your own home.

TRUTH: At the height of the Geisha’s popularity, contact between the sexes was limited, so men often wrote beautiful poems, known as waka, to woo these alluring women.

BARE: Keep your eye out for poetry that arouses and inspires you. You can swing by your local library, bookstore, or even surf the web. Perhaps the beautiful lines of Pablo Neruda or the sacred verses of Rumi excite you. Go one step further: read them out loud, to yourself. Don’t be afraid to speak with confidence.

Dare to bare yourself for the relationship that is most important to your life—the one with yourself.

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Itchy Balls

So the world of male grooming products has exploded over the last two decades. From moisturizing shave gels to body washes stamped with manly scents, you can order just about anything online these days. But nothing tops the number of newly released products specifically designed for the maintenance and upkeep of a man’s crotch.

Itchy Balls Hot Pepper Jock Spray ($13.99, OpenSky.com/). Don’t get turned off by the funny name. Itchy Balls a proprietary formula of herbal extracts like green tea and hot peppers to neutralize jock itch and irritation.

Dude Wipes ($9.99, Drugstore.com). Dude Products invites you guys to discover the new art of wiping. Dude Wipes are the first flushable wet wipes made strictly for men. Infused with Vitamin E and Aloe, they can also be used on your face, hands, and armpits as well as your ‘dude regions.’

So Fresh, So Dry ($21.49, Amazon.com), So Fresh is made and districted by Las Vegas-based company aptly named Fresh Balls. Free of aluminum, parabens, and talc, So Fresh employs tea tree oil and oatmeal to prevent the chafing, sweating and “batwings” that guys are prone to.

No matter what trouble your privates get into, these products are guaranteed to deliver relief! And don’t forget to hit us up here at ExerciseBuff.com with your feedback.

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Between the Sheets

If you’d told me that some of the best advice I’d get about what to do between the sheets would come from my grandma, I probably would’ve called you crazy! But that was last week.

This week I know better. What was this advice Granny gave me, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you: sleep with your feet outside the blanket.

Yeah, I know, it sounds like an old-wives’ tale. But it turns out Granny and those Old Wives knew what they were taking about. According to Natalie Dautovich of the National Sleep Foundation, sleeping with one or both feet uncovered may very well allow you to not only fall asleep faster but also to get a better nights’ rest.

Why? Well your feet (and your hands) are biologically designed to help dissipate body heat. So uncovering your feet can channel your body’s heat right out of your body. Dautovich also suggests a warm bath before bed, after which your body will rapidly cool, which in turn primes you for a more restful slumber. Warm beverages tend to have the same effect— which means warm milk before bed really is a good idea.

So get a good night’s rest tonight, and tomorrow call your grandma and thank her!

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Polarized Training

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Attention all endurance athletes! Wanna get more from your cardio? Don’t give it 100%. Instead, give it about 20%

Athletes who repeatedly stress the same energy systems (by using as the common tempo and steady-state runs) generally experience excessive fatigue, hormonal imbalances, appetite loss, and tissue and bone damage.

This is why most elite endurance athletes use polarized training. In polarized training, only one-fifth of total workout time is spent at very high intensity. The other 80% of the time is spent at much lower intensities.

Studies have shown that polarized training leads to greater muscle adaptation as well as a greatly reduced risk of short term and chronic injury to the body than steady-state training.

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Bare Beefcake

So here’s a sexy — and strange— new yoga fusion that you would never have thought of: Yoga meets pro wrestling. Aptly titled “Beefcake Yoga,” this fun new fitness craze was developed by former W.W.E. wrestler Diamond Dallas Page. This fast, ferocious new hybrid, which Page originally called “Yoga For Dudes” was especially designed for men who want all the healthy benefits of this revered Eastern tradition without, as he puts it, “all the namaste bullshit!

Page ditched the flowy music and the fruity Sanskrit names and modified a number of the poses. He added some strength building exercises, stirred it all together and voila, Beefcake Yoga was born. But don’t get it twisted.” This ain’t your Grandma’s yogi!

Exercise Buff can’t wait to bring you our ‘Sexy, Fit, Fun and Naked’ on-line workout version of this workout. So grab your yoga mat and Dare To Go Bare!

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Dare to Be Hangover-Proof

Even the most devout teetotaler has heard that drinking alcohol leads to dehydration, which leads to a hangover. Is this true? Well, yes…and no. If you plan on doing some serious partying this holiday season, then plan ahead and make yourself hangover-proof.

Proof 1: Alcohol makes you sluggish because it diminishes your body’s potassium supply. So super-hydrate before a night of drinking. Guzzle replenishing fluids like coconut water. Also, have an electrolyte tablet or powder for every couple of drinks (our favorite is Emergen-C Super Orange).

Proof 2: Alcohol encourage your body to stop retaining water—which is why the bathroom line is always so long at bars. So avoid coffee, black tea, and sugary sodas before heading out to party. The next morning have a liter of ice-cold water with lemon and Celtic or Himalayan pink salt to aid water retention. Also, be sure to scarf fruits and vegetables with high water and vitamin content like celery, cucumber and watermelon.

Proof 3: Alcohol releases a chemical called acetaldehyde that exacerbates hangover symptoms like headaches, nausea, and diarrhea. So the day after a binge, grab some cysteine. Cysteine is an amino acid that helps the liver break down the toxic after-effects of booze. It is found in poultry, dairy, broccoli and garlic. Toss them all into a salad, or try a cysteine-based cleanse like Hangover Gone, or PreToxx, or Mt. Capra’s CapraClease.

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Truth or Bare: Pin-Up Bettie

Gorgeous and racy, with her trademark blue eyes and bangs, Bettie Page is one of the most enduring sex symbol of the last sixty years. But Bettie was more than just a pretty face. This mysterious creature was a Pin-Up Queen turned actress who was forever known by her many lovers as ‘the One Who Got Away.’ This week we Dare you to explore the pose, the clothes and the expression of the immortal Bettie Page.

Truth: Bettie the Starlet
“Bettie is sexuality in its sparkly cleanest most beautiful charming smiliest!” noted Leonard Maltin. A famed photographer added that she could give you any ‘look’ you wanted, and that she could “smile with her whole body.”

Bare: Set aside time this week to explore the ‘Starlet’ in you. Mix and match light colors and innocent-looking ensembles with sheer, silky garments underneath. Practice posing as sweet, bubbly, and flirtatious. What does it feel like to smile with your whole body?

Truth: Bettie the Bombshell
“God gave her a lovely body, and she knew it,” wrote one admirer. Bettie the Bombshell gave herself permission to be gorgeous. Whether in risqué outfits or posing nude, Bettie was strong and direct. Yet there was always an openness and vulnerability to her pictures.

Bare: What clothes and poses does the ‘Bombshell’ in you long to explore? Perhaps super long black gloves and a haughty smile or a bustiere to match the saucy look in your eyes? And don’t forget, whether posing alone or playing with others, the Bombshell’s vulnerability is her greatest strength.

Truth: Bettie the Goddess
“No one ever dominated Bettie,” said Brigadier General and former lover Charles West. “She was her own person.” Bettie the Goddess was always comfortable with her own body and her sexuality. In fact, a favorite pasttime of hers was the ‘air bath.’ She describes it in her 2012 documentary Bettie Page Reveals All: “You don’t have a stitch of clothes on. You’re running around the house for 15 to 20 minutes, [and] you gotta have the windows open. You oughta try it sometime!”

Bare: Fan the flames of your inner ‘Goddess.’ Strip away all the clothes and the baggage and just bathe in the air. Take five minutes or take thirty. Own the moment. Breathe deep. Let go.

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