It happens every day: people join a gym and have no idea what exercises to start doing. Many start reading fitness magazines and/or watch competitive physique athletes/bodybuilders and try to mimic their routines and lifestyles. Many follow the 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?
Weight Training for General Health
It happens to many of us: we’re trying our best to live a healthy lifestyle but our budgets barely allow for it. 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. Sometimes knowledge comes by way of experiences. Hopefully my suggestions, based on my experiences, can help many of you who can relate or who are thinking about commencing a healthy, weight training lifestyle on a tight budget. Here are some pointers to help one get through a little tough financial times while simultaneously trying to live a healthy lifestyle: [Read more…] about Eating, Supplementing, & Training on a Tight Budget
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!
“If you’re a serious person who wants to build their body, cardio is a waste of time.“ Wise words spoken by the late Leroy Colbert. Many people often focus on cardio, short for cardiovascular, thinking that it’s the most efficient way to lose excess weight, become toned, and/or become healthier. The fact is that weight training is a far more efficient way to tone, strengthen, and maintain a long term, positive body composition. [Read more…] about Why Weight Training and NOT Cardio?
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