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Living Healthy: Do You Even Lift, DealDash?

 

Welcome back to DealDash Blog’s Living Healthy series. Today’s blog is all about weightlifting for beginners.

 

Are you ready to start your journey into weightlifting or weight training? If you’re a total beginner, then this article is for you! If you have already started your training regimen this might be a little too simple for you, but keep reading you never know when you might pick up a tip or two. I am going to tell you the simple and basic guidelines and rules for starting out in a weightlifting program; no matter if it’s for strength, weight loss, or just overall fitness this article can help you figure things out and really make the most of your new journey into being fit and healthy.

First, let’s talk about some things that you don’t want to do:

  • Using too much weight, too soon – this is a great way to injure yourself and ruin your fitness plan before you even get started. Pick a reasonable weight to start with, but if you can perform 30 reps with a certain weight, you probably should bump up the weight a little bit at a time.
  • Moving through repetitions too quickly, going too fast; because remember, there is nothing gained by lifting weights too fast. You should always lift weights in a slow and controlled manner. It’s better for the muscles, it increases tension and lessens the likely hood of having an accident and injuring yourself.

Now that we have a couple of the “don’ts” out of the way, let’s get to the “do’s”:

  • You don’t need to weight train every day to get healthy. Significant strength and fitness progress can be obtained obtained with only two workouts per week. Of course, it would be a great idea to get in some cardio exercises a couple of days per week, also. Don’t forget to also take a couple of days per week to rest, as well.
  • Take one day off from weight training between each workout. The days in between are the days that you should be getting in your cardio workouts.
  • For the best results, at least one set of 8-12 repetitions should be performed
  • It should take four to five seconds to complete one repetition through a complete range of motion; in a slow and very controlled manner.
  • Rest at least 30 seconds and no more than 90 seconds between sets of each exercise; and 1 to 2 minutes between each exercise.
  • Stay hydrated! There’s nothing worse than getting dehydrated and having to stop training for the day. Be sure to drink at least the minimum recommended 8-10 glasses of water each and every day; dehydration can make you weak, have headaches, and if it’s an ongoing problem it can even make you sick.

Now that you have some work out tips, how about checking out DealDash to see what kinds of weight training equipment they have for auction? They have weight benches, dumbbell sets, fitness mats, kettleballs, and so much more! Just click on this link and it will take you to some of the great fitness products that DealDash offers.

 

Gold's Gym XR 5.9 Slant BenchBowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells

 

 

I hope this article has started you on the road to fitness. If you’re interested in getting some items to help you on your journey head on over to DealDash.  I’m sure that you’ll find something that you can use to help yourself get healthy. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Want More DealDash? Try YouTube!

We have been talking about social media a lot lately, have you ever visited DealDash’s YouTube page?

 

When you first visit DealDash’s YouTube page a video on the very basics of how DealDash works begins to play. Here is that video:

 

After you have watched that video, then it’s time to explore! DealDash has just over 25 videos posted, and over 3,125 subscribers.

Did you know that DealDash was featured on the show The Balancing Act? If you missed it, you can check it out on the DealDash YouTube page. Here is the video below:

Did you know that video has an amazing 134,117 views?! The ladies that are featured in that video are the same ladies that I bet that you have seen on DealDash’s TV commercial that comes on quite frequently. If you haven’t seen the TV commercial, check it out below:

I don’t want to spoil all of the videos for you by posting them here, so just one more that gave me a chuckle – the DealDash-Indiana Jones mashup video, which you can watch below:

As you can see, the DealDash YouTube page offers a pretty large variety of different styles and types of videos for you to watch. There are also some YouTube reviews of DealDash, as well as some product reviews as well.

Of course, there are other videos on YouTube with people describing their experiences on DealDash – I even have one myself! If you would like to check out the video that I made for DealDash, please see below:

In my opinion DealDash should strive to post more videos on their YouTube channel. How about we help out DealDash in growing their YouTube channel? If you have made a YouTube video regarding DealDash, please feel free to leave a link to your video in the comments and I will be sire to forward it to the folks at DealDash that take care of the social media sites and maybe you could be the next face on the YouTube page for DealDash!

I hope this article made you want to check out DealDash’s YouTube page. If you watch all of their videos you are bound to pick up some bidding tips and tricks that will be useful on DealDash. If you’re interested in reading even more tips and tricks please check out the “Tactics & Tips” section on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

1000 Free Bids go to…

The best photo of the week goes to Carmine Perri. Congratulations! You just won 1000 free DealDash bids for posting this great photo of the Dell Silver Matte 15.6 inch Inspiron Series Laptop PC (valued at $798.59) that you won for only $17.34 & 155 bids. Great deal!

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Have you collected your free bids for your posting your winning photos to Facebook? If not, you’re missing out on hundreds of free bids and a chance to win 1000 bids awarded weekly for the best photo.  Learn about how you can claim your free bids here.

Looking forward to seeing your photos!

Let DealDash Help With Baby Supplies

 

As someone who just had a baby, I am very grateful that DealDash has baby items and supplies. Let’s take a look at the different things available for auction.

There are many things that you are going to need to make a new baby feel comfortable, safe, and secure. One of the obvious things that a baby needs to feel comfortable is nice soft dry diapers. Luckily DealDash has them up for auction occasionally. Along with diapers, they also have diaper changing tables, diaper accessory holders, and more. You can find those items by clicking on this link here.

Pampers Swaddlers Newborn Diapers, 128 countMunchkin Diaper Change OrganizerDelta Children's Changing Table White

If you are going to be driving your new baby anywhere, or riding in anyone elses’ car you absolutely need an infant car seat. There are some car seats made for just infants, and there are “convertible” car seats that can go from infant to baby to big kid. It just depends what you prefer. Be sure that you are buying a NEW car seat, used car seats are just not safe, especially if they have ever been in any kind of car crash. Also, car seats have expiration dates on them that you really need to pay attention and heed the warning sticker. Since you are going to have to buy a new car seat anyway (seriously, don’t use a used one, especially one that you don’t know it’s history of accidents) you might as well try to win one on DealDash. Remember, if you don’t win you can always BIN (Buy It Now and get all of your bids back.) You can find the car seats on DealDash at this link here.

Graco Childrens Products SnugRide Click Connect 35 Baby Car SeatGraco Nautilus 3-in-1 Multi-Use Car Seat

 

Another great thing that DealDash offers parents is multiple types of play yard. Play yards are really very handy, they are great as a portable crib for travel, they can be used as a playpen when the parents are busy and the baby needs to be somewhere safe,  and even if you don’t have small kids they are very handy to keep around in case you get any overnight guests with small kids or babies. We actually have two play yards at our house, one upstairs and one downstairs, because I think that they are just indispensable when you have a baby. You can find play yards at this link here.

Cosco Funsport Play Yard, Star SpangledGraco Pack 'n Play Playard, Ashford

Baby Trend Nursery Center Playard

Of course, no baby’s room is complete without some toys! Don’t worry, DealDash has you covered on those, too. They have a great selection of toys for kids of all ages, baby all the way up though teenager…Or even adult if you happen to like video games! If you’re looking for baby toys, they are located at this link, here.

Infantino Merry Monkey Floor Gym Explore and StoreBaby Einstein Discovery Essentials 9pc Bundle

 

 

After reading this article I hope that you have a better idea of what types of things that DealDash has to offer for babies. How about getting some of these essentials on DealDash? They have all types of items in many different categories there, check out the Toys, Kids, & Baby section to find some awesome products. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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On Social Media? Get FREE Bids With DealDash

 

Are you aware that you can get FREE bids from posting your wins on social media?Here’s a quick lesson on how it works.

 

Are you a member of Pinterest? I personally LOVE Pinterest, though it can be a little frustrating to see all of the awesome projects that people make and know that I don’t have enough time to make them myself. However, most everyone DOES have enough time to get free bids from DealDash using Pinterest. Here are the instructions on how to get them:

1. Take a picture of yourself showcasing an item you have won on DealDash.
2. Upload a pin to your “DealDash” board on Pinterest.
3. Add a description to your pin, for example: “I got this $468 KitchenAid Mixer for only $2.84 and 58 bids! Thanks DealDash, I love my new mixer and now cooking is so much easier!”
5. After you have pinned, click “Edit”
4. Copy and paste the link to the source section (See the instructions below):

http://www.dealdash.com/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=board&utm_campaign=testimonial_pin

5. Send an email with a link to your post to support@dealdash.com. Label it “Pinterest post”.

If the item value is $99 and higher you’ll get 50 Free Bids
If the item value is less than $99 you’ll get 10 Free Bids

You can get free bids by following DealDash and posting photos on Twitter. If you are going to take photos of your wins to post on Facebook and Pinterest to get free bids, why not also post them on Twitter? Here’s how to do it. You need to follow DealDash on Twitter at this ink here. After you get your win, (big or small) you can get free bids by simply taking a photo of yourself holding the auction win and posting the picture on Twitter with a quick message such as “I got this – ____________ item – @DealDash for – ___________ bids- & $ – ___________ final auction price-. I love it! #DealDash also gives #FREE shipping!” Just “fill in the blanks” with the appropriate answers, and you are all set!

1. Take a picture of yourself with an item you have won on DealDash.
2. Follow DealDash on Google+ http://tiny.cc/k4iyhx
3.  Post the picture to your Google+ page and include a short description about the win, for example: “I won this Gaggia espresso machine for only $8.28 and used 186 bids on DealDash. Thanks #DealDash! See how much you can save at www.dealdash.com/join.php?t=g+
4. Please check that the post is public.
5. Make sure that the post includes the link and you have tagged DealDash. You can tag DealDash easily by using +DealDash

6. To notify DealDash that you have posted a picture on Google+, please send an email with a link to your post to support@dealdash.com and caption it “Google Plus post“.

If the item value is $99 and higher you’ll get 50 Free Bids
If the item value is less than $99 you’ll get 10 Free Bids

 

Most people have a Facebook account even if you don’t use it every day. If you would like to get free bids from posting pictures on the Facebook DealDash page just go to this link here, and “Like”  it so you can see all of the great posts as well as being able to post your own pictures and videos to get free bids every week. DealDash provides the instructions on how to get free bids from Facebook:

“Submit a picture to our Facebook page following these guidelines and you’ll get up to 200 free bids plus be entered to win a 1,000 Bid Pack! Every Monday, DealDash will select the best picture of the previous week and award a 1,000 Bid Pack to the winner. The best picture will naturally be shared to the all the Facebook fans of DealDash. Photos of items valued under $99 are excluded from this weekly contest.”

Follow these steps to get your free bids:

1. Select an item you have won on DealDash to feature in the photo.
2. Take a high quality photo clearly showing yourself and the item you won.
3. Post photo to DealDash’s Facebook page and add a description which should include the following information: the item name, retail price, how much you paid for the item and a personal comment about the win as well. For example: “I got this $688 Garmin GPS on @DealDash. I paid just $6.08 and used 62 bids! Thanks DealDash, I will never get lost again!”
4. In the end of the caption, please include the following sentence and the link (See the picture below):
See how much you can save at: www.dealdash.com/join.php?utm_source=customer%20testimonials&utm_medium=pictures&utm_campaign=facebook

 

If the item value is $199 or above you’ll get 200 Free Bids!

If the item value is $99 to $198 you’ll get 75 Free Bids!

If the item value is less than $99 you’ll get 10 Free Bids!

You can see all of these instructions and guidelines on the DealDash Facebook page here. Sorry, these must be actual items, not gift cards or bid packs.

 

I hope this helped some of you that didn’t know about using social media to get free bids! If you’re interested in reading even more tips and tricks check out the “Tactics & Tips” section on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

February Vacation With DealDash

 

 

Do you have school aged kids? If you do, you are either excited or dreading February vacation. If you are planning a trip, look to DealDash for some inspiration.

If you’re still reading, I assume that means that you have school aged children. In my county our February vacation is later on this month, the week of the 21st, which also coincidentally is my (and also my husband’s!) birthday. So we look forward to February vacation, since the kids are off of school for the week we always get to take a trip for our birthdays. I know some people don’t look forward to February vacation, though, so let’s look to DealDash and see what sorts of things we can use on February vacation.

If you’re heading out on a trip for February vacation, of course you are going to need luggage, or maybe just some smaller travel bags for a weekend trip. Well, DealDash has you covered on both of those items! If you go to this link here, you will find all sorts of different luggage and travel bags that you can use for your trip.

If you happen to be going somewhere warm with a beach area, how about a fun family activity? DealDash has many different types and styles of metal detectors. I remember how much fun I had when I was a kid and my family would go to the beach and use the metal detector together and find all sorts of great stuff in the sand. If you and your family haven’t tried using a metal detector together, give it a try, it’s lots of fun! Check out the metal detectors at this link here.

Finally, how about doing some bird, whale, or animal watching on your February vacation? Kids of all ages love animals, and it’s so fun to see how excited they are when you get to see the animals in their natural environment. No matter if you’re going to a distant location or just staying in your own neighborhood animal watching with binoculars is great fun for kids and adults alike. DealDash has many different choices of binoculars to choose from at this link here.

Always remember the great part of DealDash – if you aren’t the winner, you can always BIN (Buy it Now), get all of your bids back, and get free (and fast) shipping on your item. Remember, if you have ever “over bid” just hit the BIN button, pay retail price for the item, and DealDash will when refund all of the bids you used on that item, and you can try again another day.

 

So if you would like to get some things for your February vacation check out the auctions on DealDash. It’s a great way to get what you need and have a great time bidding as well. See you on DealDash everyone! Good luck and happy bidding.

 

1000 Free Bids go to…

The best photo of the week goes to Christine Biellier‎. Congratulations! You just won 1000 free DealDash bids for posting this great photo of the Sumner Corner Media Fireplace (valued at $269.48) that you won for only $33.54.

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Have you collected your free bids for your posting your winning photos to Facebook? If not, you’re missing out on hundreds of free bids and a chance to win 1000 bids awarded weekly for the best photo.  Learn about how you can claim your free bids here.

Looking forward to seeing your photos!