During my 20 plus years of weight training I’ve never been injured. I credit being injury free to always emphasizing safety in my workouts. Ego lifting, a type of lifting we see on a constant basis in gyms worldwide, will eventually lead to injury. Although it’s done mostly by men, there are many women who try to impress with the extra poundage as well. As I stressed in one of my previous posts, ‘focus on health’, unless one is powerlifting, or olympic weightlifting, it makes no sense getting injured trying to determine what one’s one rep max is or trying to imitate the many reckless ‘Youtube stars’ who use terrible form when demonstrating exercises. [Read more…] about Staying Injury Free
It happens every day: people join a gym and have no idea what weight training exercises to start doing. Many start reading fitness magazines and/or watch competitive physique athletes/bodybuilders and try to mimic their gym routines and lifestyles. Many follow the gym routines other gym members are doing not knowing if the exercises they’re doing are beneficial or a waste of time. [Read more…] about What exercises should I do when I join a gym?
Is a tight budget restricting you from healthy living? It happens to many of us. After all, it’s very easy, and inexpensive, to eat and live unhealthily. Whether it’s purchasing healthier alternatives for our diets, obtaining necessary supplements, or paying the gym fees, they’re times when we have to carefully juggle our funds. [Read more…] about Healthy Living on a Tight Budget
Heather Eastman stated,”Despite what many keyboard warriors and ‘experts’ may say underneath fitness videos and posts, you don’t need to be ripped to be physically capable. A shredded exterior is NOT an indication of peak fitness since many other factors contribute to performance and functionality.” I often see many people join a gym and one of the first things they do is weigh themselves. About two or three weeks later there are sighs of disappointment as more pounds have been gained instead of lost. [Read more…] about Focus on Health, not the Scale!
With the advancement of technology in nutrition and knowing better how the body works it is imperative that maximizing nutrition, with supplements, is done in conjunction with a productive weight training program. I often ask fellow gym goers, ‘what supplements do you use’? I would often hear, ‘oh I only eat food’ or ‘I don’t need to take anything’. Those statements couldn’t be any further from the truth. [Read more…] about Maximize Recovery with Amino Acids