Doctors, trainers, nutritionists, chemists are just a small selected group of people looking for that magic formula to help people lose weight. Millions and millions of dollars have been spent to help people beat obesity on things such as new foods. New ingredients, new work out programs, new theories and so on.
But l believe the main reason for people not getting there self’s down the gym or getting there selfs to the local park to do a bit of exercise is because of lack of motivation. The same goes with diets, how many different diets are on the market today but how many people stick to these diets (probably a low percentage).
Introducing the flex belt. This product has been approved by the FDA and the manufacture’s website claim that it will tightens, tones and firms the users abdominal muscle
So how Does The Flex Belt Work? The manufacture website says what is included with the product is three Gel pads which cover the central abs and also the external oblique’s. Once you have got the belt strapped around your waist and you’ve turned the flex belt on there are signals which have been sent out from the belt so it can reach out to the users nerves. So what happens is that these nerves will branch all of the users abdominal muscles and causing them to contract then relax, contract then relax and it will repeat this for thirty minutes. Over the thirty minutes the belt will work all the muscles at the same time.
The Flex Belt Reviews are spread across the internet from many happy customers all agreeing on how well this product works.
At the start of this article l mention the reasons why people don’t stick to their exercise routine and their diets and this is all down to lack of motivation. With the flex belt you don’t need to go for a run every morning to get that slimmer waist line. The flex belt does all the hard work for you; all you need to do is strap the belt around the waist and switch the belt on. After using the belt for 30 minutes you would have done the equivalent of doing hundreds of the perfect crunches. Don’t get me wrong doing some sort of cardio will speed up the process to getting that amazing six pack but not only that if you were to include some sort of cardio it will also increase your fitness levels.
Greek Models – II
Image by egisto.sani
This remarkable torso represents the Greek hero Diomedes portrayed in the act of stealing the statue of Athena, Pallas, from the city of Troy. An ancient statue of Pallas, known as the Palladium, was revered in Troy. The fate of Troy depended on its possession: if the palladium were to fall into enemy hands, Troy itself would fall. Diomedes and Odysseus were daring enough to risk to capturing the statue. They penetrated the city and returned with the stolen Palladium. The artist probably captures this moment: Diomedes holding in the left hand the Palladium and his sword in the right hand, ready to strike.
The statue, depicting a male figure in heroic nudity, was discovered in recent times (2003) inside the swimming-pool, "natatio", area of the Great Baths or "Thermae Felices Costantinianae", prominent civil architecture building of Aquileia, in the Late Antiquity. The hero is standing on his right leg; a short cloak, “clamys”, is resting on his right shoulder and a military belt, or “balteus”, crosses his chest from the left shoulder to the right hip. The scabbard of his short sword is attached to the “balteus”. The body is strong and the muscles are highlighted in a refined way. His left arm is next to the side, and the contracted biceps gives the presumption of elbow flexion; the right flexed arm is set back. Swirling strands with a small central hole characterize the pubic area. A roughly carved hollow provided with a hole for a pin with a trapezoidal section was inserted at the place of the original neck.
This sculpture can be identified as a copy of the "Cuma-Munich" type Diomedes. Two families of these replicas distinguishing primarily by the presence (Munich type) or absence (Cuma Type) of the clamys, are handed down. The German archaeologist Adolf Furtwängler attributed the original model of these replicas to Kresilas of Kydonia (ca. 480 – 410 BC), sculptor active in the second half of the fifth century. B.C.
The Diomedes of the Great Baths is attributable to a copyists’ workshop of the highest level and, chronologically, it seems to date back to the first imperial age. The rough quality of the trapezoidal hollow inserted at the base of the neck, and the unusual shape of the head-body joints result quite abnormal if compared to the careful carving of the statue. Summarizing, the Aquileia Diomedes seems to have been transformed into an honorary statue in a later age, probably, when it was repositioned in the Great Baths, or in Constantine’s epoch, with the insertions/adaptation of a new head-portrait on the original neck.
Source: Katharina Zanier, “Il Diomede di Aquileia”
I/II century AD
Aquileia, Museo Archeologico Nazionale