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?
Over the years I have seen a lot of flimsy ideas of how to get a set of six pack abs. The most common scams are special machines that will do it and sometimes some kind of drink. I remember at one point Slim Fast seemed to be showing chubby people suddenly spawning a set of six pack abs. Anyway I wanted to put this notion to rest that there is some magic to getting a six pack. Sure there is some genetics involved in sculpting perfect abs but the two most important factors are diet and … [Read more...] about Six Pack Abs – A One Page Guide
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
There are a few things that you can do to gain muscle fast. The first thing to remember is that to gain muscle fast you need to take care of your diet, you need to train correctly and finally you need to rest very well so that you can make the most of those workouts. In the last article I pointed out that most people do not use weight lifting as a form of exercise although it is critical to do this instead of just cardio to help drive up your metabolism. There are a few problems … [Read more...] about How To Gain Muscle Weight Fast
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?