Monday, 15 September 2014

Should You Bulk or Cut First?

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Many people would like to gain some muscle and lose some fat. If this is you, it leaves you with the question, “Should I focus on gaining muscle first or losing body fat first?” Unless someone is quite lean already, I almost always recommend to lose fat first. Here is why…









Monday, 8 September 2014

Never Eat Past 7PM?

When it comes to the diet and fitness industry, there is never a shortage of rules. Rules of always do this, and never do that are everywhere! One common rule is to never eat past 7pm. Is this a solid principle or a silly tradition? Is this a good idea for you to be following? The answer of course is – it depends. Here are some things for you to consider:




Monday, 1 September 2014

The Truth About Muscle Soreness Part 2

Last time in Part 1 of the this post, we looked at things you do in the gym that cause muscle soreness and what is going on inside of your muscles that creates this soreness. Now, it is time to answer the big question: do I want to be sore? The answer to this and every other good training question is – “it depends”. Let’s look at what it depends on so you can answer this for yourself.

Monday, 25 August 2014

The Truth About Muscle Soreness Part 1

You just finished your first session of a new training program. Over the next day or so, you start to feel the soreness building up in your muscles. Wow, what a great workout! Or was it? We have all experienced this DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). However, it begs a few important questions: What causes it? Is it helpful for making gains? And, should I be seeking it or avoiding it? It is time you know the truth about muscle soreness.





Monday, 18 August 2014

The Best Ab Exercise for Fat Loss and Great Abs

In my previous post on The Solution for Great Look Abs, I explained what it really takes to improve your mid-section.  Once you are following these guidelines, you can add some direct ab exercises and that can further help get you to your goals – IF you pick the right ones.

Monday, 11 August 2014

The Solution for Great Looking Abs

Want to lose fat and have great looking abs? If so, you are not alone. Millions of people have this goal, yet few attain it. As you read this countless people around the world are trying to crunch their way to firmer, trimmer waistline and failing miserably. Want to know what really works? Like it or not, here is the truth about losing fat off your waistline. 




Monday, 4 August 2014

Target Training with Compound Movements

Want to build muscle, burn fat, get stronger, improve your performance or train in the most time-efficient way possible? If so, then you need to emphasize multi-joint/compound movements. Sure single joint/isolation exercises have their place, but compound movements need to be your bread & butter (I know, bad cliché for fitness-minded folks). However from time to time because of your goals, you may need to target certain areas and while this can be done with single joint movements, another option is to simply adjust how you do your multi-joint movements. Here is how you can alter your technique on compound movements to target what you want to target.