Thursday, December 17, 2015

Healthy Eating Over Holidays, Christmas and New Year

And I'm back! I was indulged into overeating when CFB joined the Cebu Food Crawl by Cebu Bloggers Society in the past weekend. But as of this time, I am currently in my third day of cutting Carbs in my eating habit as I need to be healthy and fit again.  So, what would be my plan for this coming Christmas and New Year? I know this time of the year is dubbed as ultimate cheat season ever. Now. here's my Four-Points Plan for two weeks starting this week.

Santa Claus in weighing scale. Photo by

1. Cut Carbs intake during heavy meals. No Corn or Rice during lunch and dinner. I can get corn as part of post-workout meal. And of course, focus on fibers and whole grain.
2. Drink a lot of Water. Drink cold water. According to the editorial staff at WebMD, drinking ice cold water helps boost your metabolism because your body has to work harder to warm the water up, therefore burning more calories and helping you to lose weight. (

3. Don't forget fruits in your meal and snacks. Here are some fruits you can enjoy during holidays which can help you shed some weight. Examples are Apple, Bananas, Blueberries, Pears, Starberries, Kiwi, Grapefruit, Coconut, Oranges, among others.
4. Sweat Out. It's Holiday! No work or school meaning we could give at least an hour of our time for an early jog or go to gym to sweat out.

Yes, Santa Claus does work out. Photo by

And During NocheBuena and MediaNoche meals, please do not stop yourself from eating a lot (if you can still have more) . They are the only meals that you can satisfy your cravings but make sure no Gluttony allowed.  

Enjoy your Holidays Folks!!!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Eating Processed Meat Increases Risk of Cancer and NOT "Gets Cancer"

"The Cancer review on processed meat does not ask people to stop eating meat, but to reduce intake to lower cancer risk" as stated by World Health Organization in their official twitter account. But the report was posted by International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Note, IARC was established 50 years ago through a resolution of the World Health Assembly as a functionally independent cancer agency under the guidance of WHO.

Read Meat. Photo by

In a Two-Pages Press release, IARC highlighted that "The experts concluded that each 50gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%" ”These findings further support current public health recommendations to limit intake of meat ,” says Dr Christopher Wild, Director of IARC. Dr Wild even mentioned that Red Meat has nutritional value. Now, let CFB gives you a summary.

1. In a day, a person should eat less than 50 gram of processed meat daily. Meaning, you should eat less than two slices of ham or bacon per reports.

Bacon. Photo by

2. The IARC report said "increases the risk of colorectal cancer". This means, eating processed or red meat won't allow your body to get Cancer but there's a risk of Cancer. Risk is different from getting a disease.

3. WHO highlighted, "The latest IARC review does not ask people to stop eating processed meats but indicates that reducing consumption of these products can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer."
Anatomy of the lower digestive system. Photo by Cancer.Gov

4. What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. The colon and the rectum are parts of the large intestine, which is the lower part of the body’s digestive system (Cancer.Gov)

NOTE: Early next year, IARC will meet again and review this latest findings and soon implement a corresponding healthy diet which includes red meat.

Bottomline, people can still eat processed or red meat in less than 50 grams daily and of course, add some fruits and vegetables to your diet plus daily exercises.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Why we need Post-workout Massage? Try The Spa By Omnia Bellus!

During Workout, our muscles are engaged in very intense exercises and weight-lifting. Muscles might be damaged without us noticing or feeling it. But do you know we can help our muscles back to normal or even let them grow with the help of Post-workout Massage? In a recent Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; (1) Just fifteen minutes of massage after a brutal workout improved proprioception and strength in the gastrocnemius (calf) muscle (2) Researchers speculated improved muscle fiber regeneration was responsible for the effects on body awareness and strength.

Here in Cebu, Cebu Fitness Blog discovered a new and clean Massage Spa that every Cebuano Gymrats need, The Spa By Omnia Bellus. This Spa is situated in ground floor, Andy Hotel, AS Fortuna Street, Mandaue City Cebu. It is owned by business partners Mark LLoyd Jamelo and Mrs. Darryl Pascua Manubag. The said Spa has relaxing interiors, from its Entrance, Reception Area and inside the Massage Rooms. Not to mention its unwinding looks of its bricks that make the Waiting area feels comfortable for Massage Lovers. Oh, if you love this kind of blocks, contact Cebu Natural Stones in Facebook.

The Spa By Omnia Bellus RATES:

Signature Pinoy Hilot Massage = Php 400.00
Swedish Massage = Php 300.00
Foot Massage [60 mins] = Php 300.00
Foot Massage [45 mins] = Php 250.00               
Body Scrub = Php 500.00
Foot Spa = Php 350.00
Natural Facial Cleansing = Php 450.00


Address: Ground Floor, Andy Hotel, 727 AS Fortuna Street, Mandaue City Cebu
Contact: 09158957788, 032-513 2099
FB Page: The Spa by Omnia Bellus 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

VIDEO: Three Lowers Abs Exercises for "v-line" Pelvic Muscles

As you know CFB loves Six Pack Shortcuts, a youtube channel catering Dudes and Bros who are aiming for body building and lean body. SPS creates video guides on how to properly work on your body parts during workout or gym routine. Yesterday, they posted this interesting "Three-Move Lower Ab Workout For A Killer V-Cut Six Pack " and CFB believes this one really works.

Now for the Workout Breakdown:
1. Hanging leg raises for 3 sets of 10 reps
2. Reverse crunches for 3 sets of 10 reps
3. Hip thrusters for 3 sets of 10 reps

Here's the specifics from Jonny:

0:58 - First exercise will be the hanging leg raises - Remember, this is a SLOW AND CONTROLLED movement, so be mindful to not swing your legs and use momentum. Relax your hips and legs and pull your lower body towards your chest using your abs.

1:47 - Keep this workout intense and burn the maximum amount of calories by cutting rest breaks as short as you possibly can.

2:53 - Definitely take a quick drink break so you are staying hydrated - Very important for your muscle cells to get a contraction and pump.

3:29 - Final set on this exercise, we've got 10.

4:00 - The 2nd exercise will be reverse crunches. Lay your back flat on a bench and grip overhead as you pull your knees towards your chest, focusing on letting your lower abs do the work here, guys.

5:24 - Set 2, no time for rest - we are working hard! My knees are slightly bent so I can ensure that my hip flexors are nice and relaxed. The only tension I want to feel is in my lower abs.

6:34 - Back down for the final set. Let your feet nearly touch the ground so that you can get a greater range of motion for yours abs to get a more effective contraction.

7:24 - Here it is - the finale! Hip thrusters on an incline bench - Try your best here, I know your abs are nearly fried at this point.

8:50 - Set 2, these are a bit quicker. As soon as your hips touch the bench, thrust upwards with your lower abs.

9:58 - Final set - Squeeze them out.

10:14 - Great job today, guys - Awesome ab workout. I promise, if you stick with me, your physique will transform under my guidance.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

How To Lose Belly Fat?

First of all, as of this writing, I am still owning this Belly fat and I make this article as my guide as I'm determined to lose this fat. So, I've done some research on how to lose Belly fat for men. I know this is a struggle of every Dudes out there and I believe nobody ever lose these excess bodily baggage in just a short period of time. In addition, it is not enough to keep on working out and do cardio if you are not willing to cut off some food intakes which are the major cause of Belly fats. Now, my dear readers, check these Seven ways on how to reduce Belly fat.

Let's aim for this abs! Photo from

1. Reduce your Sugar intake

Why Sugar? There are studies that eating sugar or adding sugar in your daily diet can lead to greater belly fat. In addition, consuming sugar is unhealthy as it has harmful effects of the body, not to mention diabetes and other metabolic issues. Note, sugar is half glucose and half fructose - if the body contains excess sugar , this lead to large amount of fructose which may result to an accumulation of fats in our belly.

MY PLAN: Because I'm a coffee person, I will be reducing my sugar mix from 2 sachets to one. In addition, I will try my very best to lessen my soft drinks and other sugary beverages in daily basis.

2. Do not drink Beer or Alcoholic Beverages.

Everybody knows why we call it Beer Belly, right? But not necessarily, only Beer causes this problem. "In general, alcohol intake is associated with bigger waists, because when you drink alcohol, the liver burns alcohol instead of fat," says Michael Jensen, MD, an endocrine expert and obesity researcher with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. But since most of us Filipinos love drinking Beer, then this is the culprit of our current Belly fat issue.

MY PLAN: Since I started to live healthy, I consider myself as Occasional Drinker, thus, I will continue to practice this and of course, as much as possible, do not drink Beer.

Here's a still photo of me while working out with my chest

3. Reduce Carbs from your Diet

Of course, it's the Carbs! But take note, Carbohydrate is both good and bad to the body. Thus, it is recommended to reduce its intake and not totally remove them in our diet. We also need Carbs during workout. But what we really need to do? Reduce it and as much as possible choose healthy carbs - carbs that get absorbed slowly into our systems, avoiding spikes in blood sugar levels. Examples: whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans. We can minimize the health risk of bad carbs by eating fewer refined and processed carbohydrates that strip away beneficial fiber. Examples: white bread and white rice. (source webmd)

MY PLAN: Eat less rice, consider fulltime corn-diet and lessen eating bread - I will try the whole grain bread. Fruits and vegetables are already part of my daily eating habit.

4. Load more Protein-rich foods

When you're working out, you need protein in your life! Why Protein? Per Webmd, "Going on a high-protein diet may help you tame your hunger, which could help you lose weight." Try these protein-rich foods; Lean meats, Seafood, Beans, Soy,  Low-fat dairy, Eggs, Nuts and seeds

MY PLAN: No changes, I am taking 4 pcs of eggs per day - I take egg white only (no eggyolk)

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A video of me during my Shoulder's day!

5. Load or Eat Foods rich in Fiber

Yes, Fiber! It's a carbohydrate found in plant foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Unlike other carbs, it isn’t easily digested by your body, so it passes quickly through your system without causing your blood sugar to rise. (Webmd) And this means one thing, you'll gain nutrients for your body and at the same time you won't get fat!

MY PLAN: I've been a fan of Fiber foods specifically on fruits and vegetables so basically no change of my eating diet.

6. Do more Cardio exercises

Diet won't really works if we do not throw ourselves into the gym or do some cardio vascular activities. What are best examples of Cardio exercises? Running, hiking, biking, and swimming - try at least one these. But if you don't have the time, try walking or taking the stairs when going to work rather than taking the elevator.

MY PLAN: I was sick in the previous days due to the current work shift and rested my legs for any run. So starting October, I'll be back to running and will join early Sunday fun run.

7. Take a rest

Per webmd, "Sleep is like nutrition for the brain. Most people need between 7 and 9 hours each night." Indeed, our body especially our brain and muscles, need rest. If you are working out 1-2 hrs a day, then you should get a test or sleep. Rest is needed to lose wait. How? Here are some points gathered by WomensHealthMag:

  • It Stops Late-Night Snacking
  • It Helps You Burn More Calories
  • It Boosts Fat Loss
  • It Helps You Shop for Healthier Food
  • It Encourages Portion Control
  • It Keeps Your Brain Focused

MY PLAN: I need to have at least 7-8 Hours of sleep. Help me God!

A photo posted by Mark Monta (@mmonta) on

And hey, this is me with my one and only AB! So, are you ready to reduce some Belly fats? Let's do these Plans and challenges. We can do it!

Friday, July 31, 2015

2015 IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines Results

On Sunday, the most anticipated Triathlon Event in the Philippines, Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines Race will begin - 1.9 KM Swim - 90 KM Bike - 21.1 KM Run to be specific. In this post, we will announce the Results for Top Finishers in the PROS, Filipino Elite, CEO, Age Group and Relay Categories.

Men’s Top Five Professionals:
1 Tim Reed AUS 03:46:03
2 Tim Van Berkel AUS 03:46:05
3 Brent McMahon CAN 03:50:23
4 Mitch Robins AUS 03:55:20
5 Craig Alexander AUS 03:57:11
Women’s Top Five Professionals:
1 Caroline Steffen CHE 04:23:54
2 Beth Gerdes USA 04:29:07
3 Dimity-Lee Duke AUS 04:29:36
4 Kathryn Haesner NZL 04:32:15
5 Belinda Granger AUS 04:42:00
Women’s Filipino Elite Winners:
1 Monica Torres 04:39:37
2 Maria Hodges 04:53:09
3 Lc Langit 05:05:30
Mens’s Filipino Elite Winners:
1 August Benedicto 04:28:36
2 John Philip Duenas 04:28:42
3 Banjo Norte 04:29:05

Complete Race Result – Click Here!

Check some PHOTOS here...

Cheers to Team Timex....

Photo grabbed from Grant Gorre FB Wall

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

LIST: Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines Cebu Participants

On August 2, The Best of The Best Triathletes in the whole world will gather to Cebu for this anticipated Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines. Best Runners, Swimmer and Bikers are already in Town for the preparation of this event. Without further ado, check below for the details and list of Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines Cebu Participants as of July 21, 2015. Are your idols joining this year?

As of July 21,2015, here is the list of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines Participants.

For Individual Competitors, see List HERE
For All Male Relay, see List HERE
For All Female Relay, see List HERE
For All Mixed Relay , see List HERE

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Fitness Nation Cebu Opens At Banilad, The Best Fitness Gym In Cebu

Cebu is growing so fast - with the technology, architecture, businesses coming - Cebu could compete to the Philippines Capital soon. Of course, the most important factor of this development is the people that work very hard. And the truth is, in their daily work routine, people experience stress and "Down" feelings. We, in Cebu Fitnesss Blog, does recommend to reduce stress with Diet and Exercise. And we believe, you can do the best in Exercise if you do it in the newly opened Fitness Gym in Cebu, The Fitness Nation Cebu. This Cebu's world class Fitness Center will open it's door to all Fitness enthusiasts on July 11, 2015 (Saturday)

Fitness Nation Cebu Logo
Situated at Streetscape, the new shopping destination center next to Maria Luisa Gate, Fitness Nation Cebu offers the best equipment not just in Cebu but for the whole Country. Have you heard of Lifefitness Insignia 2015? These exercise equipments and machines are designed in the needs of this Era's gym goers. It's a worldclass facilities which focused on innovation, Fitness Nation Cebu is offering exclusive international training programs adapted to anybody goals, physical condition and age.

Fitness Nation Cebu opens daily from 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM including Saturday and Sunday. They offer Boxing, Zumba, Bodycombat, Dance Classes and Crossfit.

Here's the MAP of Fitness Nation Cebu

For Inquiries, check these contact Details:
MOBILE:        0915-103-0692
TEL #:        (032) 564 9287
ADDRESS:    Streetscape, Paseo Saturnino,, Paseo Saturnino, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Free Online Streaming For Mayweather VS Pacquiao Fight?

UPDATED LIVE STREAMING LINK: From SportsLive, click HERE and from SportingVideo, HERE

On Sunday (Philippines Time), two great Boxers, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, are combating for the so called "Fight of the Century" but this post is not actually a free online streaming for Mayweather VS Pacquiao Fight. This is just to capture your attention and encourage you to watch the "Battle for Greatness" live at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada or maybe tune in legally at HBO or Showtime.

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. photo by

As of now, take a look on this official weigh-ins:

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Weigh-Ins: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pac
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Weigh-Ins: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao At the Mayweather (146) vs. Pacquiao (145) weigh-insLast Friday afternoon, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao both made weight Friday in Las Vegas.Credit: MMAFightingonSBN (Youtube) #MannyPacquiao #Mayweather #MayPac #PacMay #Boxing
Posted by Entertainment Updates - Total Showbiz on Friday, May 1, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

These Cebu Hunks Will Make Your Summer Hotter

Let's face the fact, most of the hunky Dudes in the country are living in Cebu. These Bros and our Idols spent hours and days in the gym to be fit and to get that most coveted body. And Summer is on its way, what can we say? Yash, those biceps, triceps, traps, chest, torso, legs and abs will make your Summer Hotter, ever! This compilation of Cebu Hunks is made to inspire other Brothers who are lazy to get their ass off their Couches and instead go to the gym. In this era, online stuff and computer games influenced us and made us lazy. Instead of controlling them, they controlled us and forgot to take care of ourselves especially our body. With these featured Cebu Hunks, we can decide to change our lifestyle, stay fit and be healthy!

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Now, let us show you some Facebook friends of our Cebu Fitness Blog Author or Social Media Users in Cebu which will burn the "Queen City of the South" with their topless shots. Indeed, These Cebu Hunks Will Make Your Summer Hotter. Prepare!!

Because ladies out there want a baby face in a "HULK" body! Here's Stace Philps Cervantes

Because this dude want it dirty and colorful during Summer. Who wants to join Verge Llego?

  If you can do "Human Flag" then you can be friend with Rami Harven Gallego

  Because Summer means dipping in a water like that, JC Cortes is inviting you!

Because Maronel del Castillo wants to show his shoulders and make that face for you....

Thinking how to make a pose when you visit Kawasan Falls? Try Raymund Santiago's style, showcasing your body like that!

Oh, remember Gil Wagas? Mr. International 2013 4th Runner Up is from Cebu, and yash, shoulders and biceps should be like that!

Because every Daddy in the world should be as fit as Lnce Salvalleon. His wife must be very happy!

Are you wondering where that tatts of Junexzy Manuel Montinola is going? Oh, that's summer - HOT! LOL

Are you familiar with ABS-CBN Central Visayas's MAGTV Na? That "Hulk Guy" host is Kris Nimrod Davis Cabigas and he's welcome to host you during Summer! Say Yes!

If you have a friend who can be featured in this article, please send us his name and Facebook URL to our Cebu Fitness Blog Official FB Page.

Photo Credits: Users' Facebook Profile

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cebu's Prime Blogging Organization Celebrates 7th Year Anniversary

Our very own Blogging Organization in Cebu, Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. (CBSi) will be celebrating its 7th year anniversary on February 14 and on the day after, we will gather together at Cebu City Marriott Hotel to fete our 7 years of existing and to reminisce our past experiences which includes our downs and ups. Luckily, Cebu Fitness Blog Author is a proud member of this amazing Family of Bloggers.

Cebu Bloggers is my baby- our baby. Like a good father to his child, I make it a point to help it grow by making sure that all new blogging enthusiast are guided with the the same zeal and passion that I have and other members possess. I am trying my very best to be a good example to everyone by selflessly serving for the good of the organization and not just myself.” said Mark M. Monta, CBSi Founder and President. “Like any other organization, we have our ups and downs but I would like to remind everyone that these challenges shape CBSi and I am proud that despite all of those we are still here celebrating our 7th anniversary and is heartily committed on delivering what really Blogging is in Cebu and that is helping out to the community (government, commerce and industry, non profit organization) the best way we can online without thinking what we get in return. To CBSi kudos, and congratulations to all of us” He added.

Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. old members during their Sumilon Island Escapade ( Year 2009 )

CBSi 7th Anniversary official hashtags are #CBSi7 and #CebuBloggers

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Will Ferrell Hits Cheerleader in Face with Basketball at Pelicans Game

We know this is not a good Athlete's act but before you react, indeed this happened last Wednesday but for Will Ferrell's movie Daddy's Home and all scripted. The filming was taken during halftime at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. According to huffingtonpost, "Ferrell's character was reportedly attempting a half-court shot with the cheerleaders lined up alongside him. Instead of aiming for the basket, he fired the ball directly into the face of one of the girls, according to Sports Illustrated."

Now, check this video captured (Credit to Mark Hughes of youtube)

According to IMDB, the film "Daddy's Home," will also stars Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini and Hannibal Buress.

And speaking of Basketball, let us see the benefits of Basketball in getting fit! According to Betterheatlh website, "While not renowned as an aerobic sport, it is still a great workout that can help you:"
  1.     burn calories (an hour of basketball can burn 630–750 calories)
  2.     build endurance.
  3.     improve balance and coordination.
  4.     develop concentration and self-discipline.
  5.     build up muscle.

So, who's up for some balls - exercises?

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