Monday, 20 April 2015

Longevity Secrets to Building an Athletic Body for Life

Picture yourself as old (I will let you decide what age that is). What do you want to be like? Do you want to still be in great shape? Do you want to be out enjoying life, running around with your grandkids or hobbling around with a walker? I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be a broken-down has been. I enjoy having a strong, lean athletic body and want to continue enjoying this for years to come. If you are interesting in not only getting into great shape, but staying in great shape for life, keep reading!
This Picture of 72 year-old Darrell Gallenberger doing a 402lb deadlift from Mark Rippetoe's "Practical Programming for Strength Training" is my inspiration for longevity training. 

Monday, 13 April 2015

Conquering Emotional Eating

Just because you know how to eat and train for fat loss, does not mean that unwanted fat will start melting off your body. There is still one more important piece of the fat loss puzzle – the final frontier for getting and staying lean is conquering emotional eating. If you know what you should be eating, but continually find yourself getting sucked into emotional eating traps, here is what you need to do.

"Comfort Food"
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Monday, 6 April 2015

Supercharge Your Leg Training with Box Squats

When it comes to box squats, many people dismiss them as a newbie exercise – like training wheels on a bike they see them as helpful for beginners, but soon it is time to move on. Others think of elite Powerlifters from Westside Barbell sitting way back into their multi-ply squat suits. While these are both excellent times to use a box, there are other great reasons and effective ways to use a box squat. The box might be just what you need to take your leg development and performance to the next level.

Monday, 30 March 2015

The Best Rep Range

If you could only do one rep range for the rest of your life, what would you do? Of course that would be a hypothetical situation and you live in the real world. However, thinking though hypothetical questions such as this can be a great way to enhance your knowledge of effective training and help you get better results! Is there really a rep range that is better than all the others? I think there is.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Building Natural vs Drug Assisted Muscle

When it comes to building muscle, many people turn to drugs. However, many other people (myself included) choose not to use drugs. The problem is that many natural lifters follow the training methods of those using drugs. If you want to build lean muscle without drugs, you need to go about things a little different than you would if you were using drugs. Here is how you can build natural muscle.

Monday, 16 March 2015

The Perfect Balance Between Sports and Lifting

If you want to be a great athlete, you have to have the right balance between playing and practicing your sport. However, few find this perfect balance and end up doing too much or too little. As a result, they get hurt or leave a lot of athletic potential on the table. Here is how you can find the perfect balance between your sport and lifting.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Is "If It Fits Your Marcos" Right for You?

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One of today’s many popular diets is the “if it fits your macros” diet or IIFYM for short. The idea behind the diet is that you focus on eating a specific number of calories, grams of proteins, fats and carbs. You can have the flexibility to eat what you want, as long as you end up with the correct numbers for your total calories and macronutrients at the end of the day. Is this another silly diet fad, is it a great way to wreck your progress or is it the diet answer you’ve been looking for? To answer these questions, you need to first ask yourself the following questions?