The fitness industry is replete with theories, some of which are facts while others are myths. You should separate the facts from myths to ensure that you reach your fitness goals quickly and easily. In the following article I will tell you about the top two fitness myths. It drives me crazy when I hear things that are obviously (to me anyway) wrong but at the same time they are very commonly heard. Weight Loss Pills Will Lose Weight For You: Different people consume diet pills and … [Read more...] about A Couple Important Fitness Myths
One of the biggest complaints that I hear from people getting started, or trying to get stated, in working out is: "Where will I find the time to workout?" We all lead busy days and often the time between the morning when we get up and the evening when we go to sleep goes by in a blur of work, family, preparing meals, finding and foraging for food and getting a little bit of downtime. So where do we find that few minutes a day to workout? I think that I have a bit of an answer. Get you … [Read more...] about Finding Time to Workout
Never just jump into a workout, do a preworkout jumpout, If you thought workouts are hard, you are not completely correct, if not complete wrong. Do you think the successful bodybuilders and athletes exert themselves as hard as you do for getting their workouts done? Prepare Before Your Workout Absolutely not. In fact, most of them are probably aware of a cool formula that lets them perform even the most intense workouts without any feeling of exhaustion. In this article I will tell you … [Read more...] about PreWorkout Jumpstart Steps
This day and age it can be very difficult indeed to go to the gym. Life is very hectic and busy, which will create a serious challenge for remaining consistent with exercise each day. Exercise is however, just what we all need to reduce stress, and give the body the extra energy it needs to carry out normal living. The best results of exercise are achieved through the use of refined techniques, functional exercises, cardio, the right nutrition, variety, awareness, consistency, and … [Read more...] about Exercise As Power Source – Pick Up That Power!
Your chest workout is probably one of your favorites. As you get stronger your chest starts to fill out and your upper body begins to get a "V" shape to it which is helpful in making your midsection look tighter and your waist look thinner. So now that you know why you want to Build huge pecs and you probably already knew this. The next question is how do you Build huge pecs? OK there are a few things that you need to know. To build up your chest you need to have a very focused workout for … [Read more...] about How To Build Huge Pecs – The Critical Steps
Stretching in the morning for many people, exercising the first thing in the morning is convenient. It may or may not be the most welcome time, but it is convenient. Some people are morning people like me, ready to dash out into daily living with oomph. Many more people are very slow getting going in the morning and need a few minutes to really wake up. Nothing can or should be done about the way we wake up. The thought of indulging in a few exercises upon awaking is enough to … [Read more...] about Stretching In The Morning
Everyone wants to know how to improve bench press. Would you like to know how to gain 100 pounds on your bench press? Every lifter looks at two different numbers, their max on their bench and the max on their squat. The max on the bench is what people are always asking about and everyone knows that if you were to gain 100 pounds on your bench press that you would have a lot bigger chest. There are four pieces of the puzzle to increasing your bench press by 100 pounds. These four are the … [Read more...] about How to gain 100 pounds on your bench press
I get asked often how hard you should be working out when you are working out. The simple answer for me is workout as hard as you can for as long as you can. Lets go into some detail. Lets take doing weights for an example. I start my workout with a focus and goal of what I want to have happen. I want my workout to end with nothing left so I structure my workout this way. Warm Up Sets As I have mentioned before, lately I have been doing three sets per exercise and one exercise per … [Read more...] about How Hard Should My Workout Be?
I have been pretty clear that I am just working most of my body in a single workout lately but there is of course another way which is the 2 day split workout. The split workout. With a split schedule you can do the same amount of work in one day but get twice the number of sets per workout. As you start lifting more and more and your body gets accustomed to the workouts you may start to get tired of and start not getting the results that you were getting before. If you are at that … [Read more...] about 2 day split workout
Many people want to know how long to workout for. I tend to find that most people spend to much time in the gym and if you could decide to make your workouts only last 45 minutes you would keep your motivation. Also you would get in better shape because you will be much more consistent than you could ever be with two hour workouts. 45 Minute Weight Workout? So what can you get done in 45 minutes? Well 45 minutes is all that it takes me to go through my circuit training … [Read more...] about How Long Should Your Weight Workout Take?
I know I only do this occasionally but thought that it would be nice just to post my fast lifting workout for the day today. This whole workout had my body worked out hard within30 minutes As I have commented before on Twitter and on Facebook, I have switched to a much shorter, fast lifting workout based on lots of science but also trying to find convenience for myself. I was on the verge of splitting my workout to a 2 day split a few months ago and over the summer started trying to find … [Read more...] about Fast Weight Lifting Workout
I was getting ready to write my monthly newsletter and when I looked at last months newsletter I thought that this content maybe of good use to many people now that the sunn is shining and the days are getting warmer. If you have been working out all Winter then great, you should be fine, but if you have not been working out keep these five tips in mind over the next few weeks as Spring becomes running, biking, exercising, and eating season. 1. Stretching. I have mentioned this before but … [Read more...] about Spring Fitness Tuneup
My daughter was standing with her arms out and her left leg on her right knee, I am not sure exactly how I knew it but I told her that she was doing the tree pose in Yoga. Yoga for Kids - With Parents My daughter of course did not believe me, few kids seem to believe old people. Anyway we went to the Yoga Journal website and took a look at all of the different poses. My daughter is a bit of a yoga practitioner as we have a couple of Yoga tapes that she has been able to … [Read more...] about Yoga for kids
With kids in the house and priorities everywhere I decided that this year the only way that I would be able to get workouts in would be to keep them short and increase the intensity. Here were my thoughts on the perfect workout for me. I am not 20 anymore so I knew that I had to be realistic about my goals I need a quick workout I wanted to do my whole body in one day I wanted to be able to recover from workouts but still be able to do cardio on a lot of the exercise days of the … [Read more...] about My Mini Weight Workout
One of the most important things that you can do when you are trying to get in better shape or to get in shape in the first place is to have a weekly schedule. There are three things to look at in this schedule and if you set your priorities or goals in each of these area you will be more successful in your workouts Here are the important structure parts of your workout 1. When do you workout - We all know, at least your should know that working out in the morning is the best time to … [Read more...] about How to Structure your workout week