SamsungMyFit 300x300 Samsung Introduces New Wellness Promoting Media Player workout products fitness news Samsung has announced the release of a new PMP to debut this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  The company’s latest product, the “MyFit” has numerous applications for fitness tracking and goal setting.

Plenty of Hollywood’s fit celebs should be running out to purchase one of these new gadgets when they are released later this month. We’ll be sure to let you know who’s using one.

MyFit’s features include:

  • Built in accelerometer to automatically track calories burned
  • Calorie consumption tracking-Stress and fat level monitors
  • Water intake manager
  • Tapping Control Jogging mode to help skip songs easily
  • Music/Video Player with 8GB of storage

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The Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, set for Monday night at 8PM on ESPN, will feature eight of the game’s premier sluggers.  This year’s AL contestants – Nick Swisher, Miguel Cabrera, David Ortiz, and Vernon Wells will take on their NL counterparts – Matt Holliday, Corey Hart, Hanley Ramirez, and Chris Young at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.

All of the hitters have been dedicated to their off-season workout programs to get themselves in the best shape possible for the grind of the 162 game MLB season.  Each of the stars has his own unique way of incorporating strength and conditioning into his workout routine.  First we will take a look at the training tips that helped the American League sluggers earn a spot in this year’s Home Run Derby.

Nick Swisher

Nick Swisher, who won the fan’s voting to be selected to his first All-Star Game and first Home Run Derby, currently has 15 home runs.  He was named one of the Top 5 “Biggest Losers” of the offseason on MLB Hot Stove Live after he started boxing as part of his off-season workout and conditioning and lost 12 pounds.  It was Swisher’s girlfriend, actress Joanna Garcia, that suggested boxing to the Yankee’s outfielder.

“It’s amazing to see the correlation with the hips and the core and everything from baseball to boxing,” Swisher told USA Today. “I enjoyed it a lot.”

Actually enjoying your workout will help you stay motivated and see results quicker.  Swisher hasn’t like every workout he has attempted.  “I’ve tried yoga,” Swisher said in New York Times interview.  “Not for me.”

Swisher has also participated in some more unconventional off-season strength and conditioning programs.  A few years ago he skipped out on the fancy gyms and spent the winter training in an Ohio barn.  “This is not Bally’s or Chelsea Piers,” said Bill Fry, the owner of the center. “We do some different stuff out here, some crude stuff. This is more like Rocky in Russia, running through Siberia and hitting sides of beef.”  “Nick Swisher chopped trees. He leveled walls. He busted concrete. When there were no trees or walls or concrete left, he found a monster-truck tire, and he whaled away on that. And after he was finished, he had gained 20 pounds.”

“I put in so much work,” Swisher said. “I transformed my swing, I transformed my body, and I transformed my mind.”

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P90X Celebrity Users: P90X is Workout Product of the Year

P90X was perhaps the most popular workout program in 2009.  Celebrities love the at-home workout system developed by trainer Tony Horton that operates on the principle of muscle confusion.  The  program comes with 12 DVDs and a diet plan to follow for 90 days.The program consists of three different phases to prevent plateauing.   The program not only includes a variety of fat-burning and muscle-building exercises, but also includes plyometrics, kenpo, yoga, core training, and stretching. It will help burn fat, build muscle, and increase cardio fitness. P90X is the  best-selling workout product out there and it is well worth the price. With this workout, you will definitely get you the celebrity results you’ve always wanted… That is, if you can stick with it.

Some celebrity P90x users:

  • Pink appears on the cover of Women’s Health and tells the mag: “[U]sually, I wake up and do an hour of cardio, then an hour of P90X or yoga, then a half-hour of warm-up [during show rehearsal]. I do that six days a week.” Did I mention she had just had a baby four weeks earlier?
  • Taylor Lautner and other New Moon cast members used P90X to get ready for theirs roles in the latest flick in the Twilight series.
  • Other known celebrity users include singer Sheryl Crow, 90210 star Jenny Garth, Philadelphia Eagles kicker David Akers, Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Diaz, Without a Trace actress Poppy Montgomery, actress Demi Moore, her husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, Usher, Ewan McGregor, Bryce Dallas Howard, Joey Fatone, and Jason Scheff.
  • Some athletes who use P90x include Emmitt Smith (former RB for the Dallas Cowboys), Ray Lewis (Baltimore Ravens), Donovan McNabb (QB Washington Redskins), Brian Westbrook (RB Philadelphia Eagles), Brett Favre (QB Minnesota Vikings), Kelly Slater (surfer), Barry Zito (pitcher, San Francisco Giants), Brian Wilson (pitcher, San Francisco Giants), Jo-Jo Reyes (pitcher, Atlanta Braves), Kenny Smith (former Guard for the Houston Rockets; TNT analyst), Ray Allen (Boston Celtics), and Baron Davis (Los Angeles Clippers).
  • Even Congressmen Paul Ryan (R – Wisconsin) and Health Schuler (D – North Carolina) have gotten in on the action.

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Boston Celtics Ray Allen Workout and Diet

The NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers head back to Boston tied up thanks to the performance of Ray Allen in Game 2. The 34-year-old vet has had to overcome an injury-plagued career and multiple surgeries to win his first championship in 2008. However, thanks to an improved workout and diet, Ray Allen and the Boston Celtics are looking for their second title in three years.

“In an effort to get him more explosive, we’ve had to try and teach him how to land all over again,” said Norton.

As revealed in Mens’ Fitness, Ray Allen started working with Boston Celtics strength and condition coaches, Walter Norton Jr. and Bryan Doo prior to the 2007-08 season. Allen had just had surgery on both his ankles, so the trainers had to come up with a workout program that would help his joints. In particular, Ray Allen trains with resistance bands while squatting or lunging to incorporate his glutes into his jumping and mechanics.

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Pamela Anderson’s Dancing with the Stars Workout

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Tonight on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, Pamela Anderson competes hoping to bolster her chances of lasting until the finale. The show itself is a workout and weight loss miracle for contestants, previously helping Kelly Osbourne drop 42 pounds! The final ladies, including Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, and Baywatch star [...]

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“Little Fockers” Star Jessica Alba’s Holiday Recipe!

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This Christmas, enjoy a delicious recipe from Jessica Alba, currently starring in Little Fockers. Cornish game hen with wild rice is one of her childhood favorites!

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Mila Kunis is Fit and Healthy in Friends With Benefits, After Losing 20 Pounds for Black Swan

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Mila Kunis lost 20 pounds for Black Swan with a restricted diet and daily workouts. Her Friends with Benefits workouts include: snowboarding, Pilates, and weights.

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