Best Football Magazine

best football magazinePhil Steele not only produces the best football magazine, but maybe the greatest magazine of all time on any topic. Granted, the Phil Steele college football edition only comes out once a year, but the wealth of information in this thick magazine surpasses that of any publication I’ve ever known. Unlike pro sports, college football has over 100 teams in the league! What’s more, the players in college football change every 3-4 years as they graduate and move on. The recruiting season takes place only a few months before later summer football practice begins and long before the actual rosters have been announced. One has to wonder how a football expert or group of experts can know so much about every team and get it published before summer camp begins. Phil Steele delivers more than just a wealth of college football information; but the most accurate forecasts. Other college football magazines don’t even come close.

Ratings on Best Football Magazine

There is no sense rating them, Phil Steele puts the other college football magazines to shame. The only other college football magazines that come to mind when I look for Phil Steele in the magazine stands are Lindy’s and Athlons. You could paste both Lindy’s and Athlons together and they still wouldn’t have as much information as the 2012, 344-page Phil Steele College Football Preview this year. But it’s more than just information, but meaningful information that sets Phil Steele’s College Football Preview apart from the rest. But if we must, let’s rate the other college football magazines:

If it seems like I am being a little harsh or exaggerating then you simply haven’t compared Phil Steele’s with the rest of them. All college football magazines publish statistics, rosters and their predictions for the upcoming season, but Steele takes it to a new level. Steele not only provides statistics and predictions, but gives interesting and meaningful incite and stories to help you make your own conclusions. Even if you don’t use the magazine to help you predict the games, you will enjoy reading about all of the conferences, teams and players. It really is amazing that there can be so much information packed into one publication each and every year. Phil Steele is hands-down the best football magazine on the planet.

Top-25 College Football Rankings

Athlons Sports Top-25

  1. USC Trojans
  2. LSU Tigers
  3. Alabama Crimson Tide
  4. Oregon Ducks
  5. Oklahoma Sooners
  6. Ohio State Buckeyes
  7. Michigan Wolverines
  8. Georgia Bulldogs
  9. Florida State Seminoles
  10. South Carolina Gamecocks
  11. Texas Longhorns
  12. West Virginia Mountaineers
  13. Arkansas Razorbacks
  14. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  15. Clemson Tigers
  16. Virginia Tech Hokies
  17. Wisconsin Badgers
  18. Michigan State Spartans
  19. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  20. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  21. Stanford Cardinal
  22. TCU Horned Frogs
  23. Louisville Cardinals
  24. Boise State Broncos
  25. Washington Huskies

Lindy’s Sports Top-25

  1. LSU Tigers
  2. USC Trojans
  3. Alabama Crimson Tide
  4. Oklahoma Sooners
  5. Oregon Ducks
  6. Georgia Bull Dogs
  7. Michigan Wolverines
  8. Florida State Seminoles
  9. Arkansas Razorbacks
  10. West Virginia Mountaineers
  11. South Carolina Gamecocks
  12. Michigan State Spartans
  13. Clemson Tigers
  14. Ohio State Buckeyes
  15. TCU Horned Frogs
  16. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  17. Wisconsin Badgers
  18. Virginia Tech Hokies
  19. Texas Longhorns
  20. Florida Gators
  21. Standford Cardinal
  22. Kansas State Wildcats
  23. Louisville Cardinals
  24. Boise State Broncos
  25. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Phil Steele’s College Football 2012 Top-25

  1. Florida State Seminoles
  2. Oklahoma Sooners
  3. LSU Tigers
  4. USC Trojans
  5. Alabama Crimson Tide
  6. Oregon Ducks
  7. Texas Longhorns
  8. Georgia Bulldogs
  9. Wisconsin Badgers
  10. Florida Gators
  11. Ohio State Buckeyes
  12. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  13. North Carolina Tarheels
  14. Clemson Tigers
  15. UCF Knights
  16. Arkansas Razorbacks
  17. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  18. Stanford Cardinal
  19. Michigan State
  20. South Florida Bulls
  21. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  22. Michigan Wolverines
  23. South Carolina Gamecocks
  24. Virginia Tech Hokies
  25. West Virginia Mountaineers
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Sunlite Cloud-9 Bike Seat

Sunlite Cloud-9 Review

Most Comfortable Bike Seat
Cruiser Saddle

If a more comfortable bike ride depends on finding the most comfortable bike seat, I figured that would be some shopping time well-spent. I made it my goal to find the most comfortable bicycle seats made – money is no object. Think about the physics of bike riding: We put the entire weight of our body on our seats. If the weight and gravity aren’t enough, the constant strain, pressure of pushing down on the bike pedals is asking a lot of our rears and bicycle seats. Is it even possible to be completely comfortable on a bicycle seat and are the most comfortable bike saddles the same for everyone?

Summarizing detailed reviews of bike seats would be difficult because we and our butts, all come in different weights, shapes and sizes. Due to the various contour, shapes and sizes of different bike seats, the most comfortable bike seat for one may not be the best for another bike rider. It would be helpful to find one bike seat with numerous and favorable reviews by a large number of users with different sizes, weights and shapes. As luck would have it, I was able to find such the most comfortable bike seat.

Sunlite Cloud-9

You will not find a more comfortable bike seat with as many favorable reviews by such a large number of users as the Sunlite Cloud-9. The Sunlite Suspension Cruiser Saddle was rated 4.5 stars on Amazon by 50 users. That’s a darn good rating – and if you take the time to read through the reviews, you’ll find that the bike riders were generous about mentioning their size and weight and why they felt the Sunlite Cloud-9 is the most comfortable bike seat they’ve ever used. Users of the Cloud-9 range from 5’2, 100lbs to over 6′ tall and 250 lbs. The majority of users specifically stated that this was the most comfortable bike seat they had ever used. There were a few negative comments. So, what is not to like? A bike seat that fits everyone tends to be on the large side. If you’re an athletic bike rider looking for agility on curvy, twisting roads or balance on rocky, bumpy mountain trails, the Cloud-9 is probably not for you. But then, the most comfortable bike seat is not intended for sports – the Cloud-9 is built for comfort.

Sunlite Cloud 9
Sport Saddle

The Sunlite Cloud-9 Comes in a few slightly different flavors. There is a sport version and suspension cruiser saddle version. If you want something comfortable, for those winding roads and/or bumpy trails, go with the sport version which will provide better balance and agility. If you want the most comfortable bike seat – PERIOD – go for the Sunlite-9 Cruiser Saddle version.

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90-X Workout

90-X Workout
The P90X Workout

The 90-X Workout is a unique, new home fitness program, (In place of your Elliptical or Recumbent Bike) you can buy and use at home or at your local gym with friends. What makes a 90-X workout system unique is versatility. The P 90-X workout program is a collection of 12 exercise DVDs designed to tone and buff every muscle in your body; as well as help with weight loss if that’s your goal: A set of 12ea 90-X workout CDs are named as follows:

 

 

  1. Chest and Back
  2. Plyometrics
  3. Shoulders & Arms
  4. Yoga-X
  5. Kenpo-X
  6. X-Stretch
  7. Core Synergistics
  8. Chest, Shoulders and Triceps
  9. Back & Biceps
  10. Cardio-X
  11. Ab Ripper X

Without going into details about each and every one of the DVDs, suffice it to say the entire, 90-x  routine is a massive, exhaustive and intense combination of Cardio Vascular and Strength training routines, ranging from 40 to 90 minutes. (It helps to have some additional products and equipment such as dumbbells, bars and/or resistance bands.) The goal is to do a different module every day and end up with an incredibly strengthened, superior toned body in just 3 months. In reality, the 90X system is really not much of a home fitness program at all, but more on that later. How does the program work?

Is 90X a Weight Lifting or Cardio Program?

The P90-X Workout Uses All of Your Muscles

Host, Tony Horton, keeps 90-X fun and fresh with his enthusiasm. The 90-X Workout is neither strictly a weight lifting workout nor a Cardio workout; it is a combination of both. 90X utilizes a technique called Muscle Confusion, though some refer to it as, insanity. Essentially, the idea is that every single muscle in your body gets used. Where-as other exercise routines get you to a peak in your performance and growth over time, a 90-X Workout makes use of hundreds of maneuvers and routines, so new muscles are being used and developed every day. Consequently, your body will continue to progress and strengthen even after several months of using the program. The other benefit is that not only will your body not reach a plateau, but your mind will not grow bored. Some of the routines are more geared for muscle-growth and others are for cardio performance, training and endurance. Of the 12 P90X Routines, you can mix and match the ones which suite your needs and goals for the kind of body you want to have. The 90X system includes the 12 Workout DVD, a Training Guide on how to use them to your beneft, and 3-Phase Nutrition plan. The goal is to use the DVDs for at least one hour every day. I guarantee you that is more time than most people spend on exercising, so it would be hard to imagine a Fitness Program like this not actually working if you stick to it; and there-in lies the rub…can you stick to the vigorous workouts?

P90X vs other Home Work Programs

I have the benefit of speaking about this product, through my wife’s own experience. The school where she teaches uses 90x in their gym everyday after school. Whomever wants to join can join. It is scheduled everyday. When my wife gets back from school she comments on how rigorous the program is and how sore and painful she feels the next day. If you were doing an hour-long strenuous workout in your own living room or basement, how likely would you be to go at it again the next day? Yet, at the school gym, most everybody is right back at it the next day. Why? Because of the camaraderie that develops among peers. They keep each other going. As they are moving to the trainers commands, there is a lot of yelling, cheering and laughing going on; the adrenaline is flowing, and time flies by while they pat themselves on the back for getting through it all. The P90X Program is great for a group setting where you’ve got lots of other people egging you on and keeping you going. Asking yourself to do a 90x Workout every day, alone at home, is probably not a very realistic expectation. On the other hand, if you and your friends, classmates or work partners, can make use of your school gym; a church or any other public setting; you’re likely to make it at least past the first 90 days. Do that, and you will notice big changes in your physique and stamina. Unlike other Workout Programs, the P90X doesn’t meet you have way. It uses every muscle in your body and expects you to be back the next day to work on the ones you missed. Many of us are doing a Weight Lifting Workout and not getting much heart and lungs exercise, while others are doing plenty of jogging, cycling, walking and other types of cardio and never have time for strength building. P90X puts both a Cardio Workout and a Weight Lifting Workout right in front of you every day. My recommendation is to complete all 12 modules the first time around. From there, you can choose the combination and balance of muscle strength building and cardio exercises that are right for you. I highly recommend the 90-x workout routing. Get a group of friends together; buy the program and start using it. You will definitely see a big difference in the way you look and feel. Good fitness is habit forming. If you wish to use the P90X at home instead of a gym, there are a few gym and fitness aids you’ll want to have:

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