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From the Blog

Back At It!

Back in the gym, doing chest and biceps. I wasn’t able to really do an intensive bicep workout, but my chest routine was seriously on point. To the point that I was feeling such a crazy pump in my chest that I have never felt before! I swear, using proper form is everything. It targets the muscle groups you want to, when you are performing a particular exercise, which if you’ve been doing wrong for a while and seeing no gains, is a good enough reason why that is happening.

Anyways, check out this entry and keep following for my other days of training, which include my back and triceps days, some shoulders (will be taking some time off of it because my left shoulder been bugging me), and legs (obviously :))

The other days will include my kenpo workouts, my focus t-25 day and throwing in maybe another kenpo or focus t-25 depending on my mood that day.

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Taking time off from the gym

This is a personal entry of mine, where I am just talking about the time I have taken off of the gym recently and what I plan to do in the future in regards to making personal updates that pertain to my own physical goals and my journey towards my ideal physique. I usually have a separate website for this, over at Love My Muscles Fitness, but I am no longer using that site for my personal blogging and would rather keep everything under one roof.

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HIT and Weight Training

Most of us will easily admit, that cardiovascular workouts are dreaded workout routines. They are exhausting, provide you with some unwanted feelings, and have you not looking forward to performing them at all. Despite that, they are obviously a very good form of working out, that helps with improving ones cardiovascular health and is an overall healthy form of exercise that should be incorporated into everyone’s fitness routine. The only thing though is, if you’re looking to burn body fat, high intensive training is the way to go and cardiovascular routines that leave you exhausted, panting and sweating buckets, is the best method out there.

Fortunately for you though, you can incorporate your ever beloved weights into a program/routine that yields the same results as the conventional cardiovascular workout but aren’t so dreaded to perform. It isn’t easier, but it’s just much more acceptable to most of us who prefer lifting weights over running or biking.

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Focus T-25

Focus T-25 is the new 25 minute workout program created by the same guy who brought you Insanity, Shaun T. If you do not have the time to workout the recommended 60 minutes, no sweat. I have incorporated Focus T-25, at least one of the cardio session, into my routine. High intensive workouts, allow you to exert a burst of energy, in a short period of time that would equate to a long exercise routine. If you can handle 25 minutes with Shaun T providing you an insane workout, at least 5 days a week, you will yield some significant gains that will keep you motivated and on the track to a healthier and more fit, you.

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How to Properly Bench Press

People always approach me and ask for advice, when it comes to working out and getting muscular like myself. They always want to know what my routine is, what I do specifically and how did I get so muscular. Some of them even tell me they have been working out for a while now and aren’t really seeing any progress. Aside from the other important aspects of fitness training (e.g. nutrition), that can prevent someone from seeing any progress in the gym, one of the most important component of fitness training that individuals don’t take much consideration in, is proper form. I constantly, through my blog and through advising others, emphasize the importance of form.

The barbell flat bench press exercise, is one that can yield significant gains in the gym and is a very important compound workout that one should learn how to do properly. It doesn’t make sense going through the motions of an exercise but not doing it properly, you are just wasting your time and this can lead you to becoming frustrated and demotivated.

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