Exercises

Exercises

Finding the time

The hard part of weight training, is trying to find the time to do it. If you’re a full-time student or working a 9 to 5, or a combination of the both, sometimes finding time is nearly impossible. But, if you’ve ever dedicated yourself to any type of sport, or challenge, you do know that nearly nothing is impossible. Yes, you may not have the time to go to the gym 5 times a week, but maybe you do? Or, maybe you’re too tired after a long day, to think about going to a gym, or you work the night shift, whatever it may be, there is always a solution! The solution to this problem is firstly, writing down exactly what it is that you do from the time you get up, to the time you go to bed. If you understand your schedule, you can find areas in it where you can include just 30 minutes of weight training. One doesn’t require that much in the gym, to see improvements. If you realize that right after work, you have a window where you can use to go to the gym, do it. Take a pre-workout supplement if you think you’re too exhausted and this will help immensely. Afraid you will miss dinner if you do this? Bring with you, your protein supplement in a shaker or your weight gainer, and when you’re done with training, mix it in water and consume! Or, prepare a sandwich or snack that’s specifically[…]

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Spot Reduction

Myth or Fact? If you went onto a fitness forum and asked anyone in there with any long term weight training or fitness experience, they would tell you that spot reduction is a myth. That you can’t do 50 sit ups or crunches and expect your midsection to lose the body fat it has stored in it. But then again, there’s research being done that says otherwise. Not only that but our old time idols like Arnold Schwarzenegger, used to do spot reduction training. So, is it a myth or a fact? I decided to do some research and it seems that there is still some mixed responses in regards to spot reduction. Firstly, spot reduction is the belief that if you workout a certain body part, generally the abdominal area, you can reduce your love handles via doing side crunches or working out on your abs via sit ups. Generally the long term consensus is that to lose body fat, in any area, one needs to lose body fat throughout their whole body. So basically to lose your body fat, you’re going to have to lose fat everywhere else and eventually fat will be loss in that desired area. On a T-nation article, which you can read here, they give you techniques you should use, to help with spot reduction. One of their suggestions, is to keep the area that you want to spot reduce warm while performing your exercises. For example, the author of the article used his[…]

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All About Abs

So it’s summer time! All about the beaches, and strutting around with the body you’ve been working out on during the winter, cutting early summer so that when the beach time comes around, as you take the shirt off the panties drop. I know, not much of an appropriate line, but let’s be real, the reason why people want a 6-pack, flat stomach or some type of appealing core, is to get the attention of the opposite sex or get that particular group of people to notice. I know, I know, there are the few who actually do it for themselves, but this article is for the majority. The ones who would love to pull the tee up, and expose all their hard work to any inquiring minds. Unfortunately, you haven’t been working out on those abs, so it’s all love handles and fat that you wish you could some how get rid of. Well, there’s only 1 more month in summer, and although it may be a little too late to go from fat around the core to straight 6-pack like a fitness model, we can get you onto that path of having a flat stomach and soon 6-pack abs, for the end of the summer. Firstly, the abdominal muscles are the paired muscles at the core of your body. They are anatomically referred to as the rectus abdominis muscles. The 6-pack effect is due to the tendinous intersection, that are fibrous brands that cross the abdominal muscles. Some[…]

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I’m a newbie, help!

Majority of the people who come to me for any type of fitness assistance, after they’ve seen piles upon piles of pictures of me, or just my profile pictures on various forums I am on, are newbies. I welcome them eagerly, because helping you, helps me. By helping you, I cement the knowledge so that it’s second nature. In fact, it helps me revamp my own training, when I write out what it is one NEEDS to be doing if they ever want to gain any muscle mass. In this one post, I am going to try to go through majority of the basic knowledge one needs to have when they enter bodybuilding. I am going to touch on macro-nutrients and what they are, what’s a split, what kind of training should one do when starting off, and what should one eat or consume, supplement wise, when starting off. Firstly, you need to figure out what your long term goals are. What would you like to improve, or what would you like to see your body go towards, when it comes to your overall physique. Do you want to become muscular, like a beast? Do you want to lose body fat, and lean out? Do you just want to lean out and just have a body of a fitness model? If so, you have to make up your mind. Generally, people’s goals tend to change over time, as they start training, but in the end, it’s almost nearly the same.[…]

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