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Saigon’s boxer

Cyril Terrones is well-known in Saigon, not just for his fighting-style gym, Cyril and You, in District 2, but for his vivacious personality and his well-attended, morning conditioning classes by the river. But few know that this French-born trainer and boxer was once the welterweight champion of France. The year that Cyril achieved his all-conquering prowess was 1998, a year that saw him rise to the top of his profession. But with 39 professional fights including 27 wins and one draw under his muscular belt, he decided that punching and getting punched for a living was no longer for him.“I was an educator at a French school during my first year in Vietnam,” he recalls. “[Then] I was a manager at Nutrifort. Eventually I opened my business and met my wife. After that my life changed. ”Rather than getting members to pay a monthly or...

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Beauty benefits of coconut oil

Coconut oil is a myriad of benefits. It is completely natural, affordable and easily available everywhere. Coconut oil contains fatty acids, Vitamin K, Vitamin E and minerals such as Iron. Sometimes , it turns white solid that’s because it has a high melting point. Keep the container in warm water to turn it into liquid. Try to find virgin coconut oil which is not processed. Here are some beauty benefits of coconut oil : Coconut oil is frequently used in expensive skin care products. It is an excellent moisturizer, anti inflammatory and used for acne treatment as well. You can apply it directly like a lotion on dry and ageing skin. You can also use it to exfoliate skin. Mix coconut oil and sugar, gently rub it on your skin then rinse. Coconut oil helps to reduce acne and blemishes. Wash your face before going...

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10 ways to build muscle

FUEL UP Start reading food labels to get a sense of how many calories you’re already eating. Then add 500 to that number and start eating that many calories every day. Aim to take in about one gram of protein per pound of body weight each day. LIMIT CARDIO You can do up to two days of light jogging on the treadmill, but keep it to around 30 minutes per session. To lose fat while sparing muscle, you’d do even better to perform sprint intervals for instance, running all-out for a minute and then backing off to a light jog for two minutes. Do this for 30 minutes, three times a week. DO LESS Do no more than 20 sets per muscle group; closer to 12 is even better. Your reps should be between six and 12 per set for the most muscle growth, and...

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