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, 25 August 2014
Monday, 18 August 2014
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
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
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.
Monday, 28 July 2014
A while back I had a guy come ask me, “I want a bigger chest. What else should I be doing for my chest?” I asked him what he was currently doing and he rattled off 4 different chest exercises. My first thought was, "and you think you need more?" For many, the goal of muscle gain seems so elusive. If you want to gain muscle, you no doubt want to gain it as fast as possible. As a result, you will be tempted to add more stuff to their training and you could end up slowing down rather than speeding up your progress. If this is you, keep reading because what I am about to tell you will save you years of frustration.
Monday, 21 July 2014
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Some athletes care more about looking good than playing good. As a result, they go to the gym and do beach work. Others are never taught what proper training for athletic performance really is and as a result, do mains-stream fitness training thinking it will help their performance. In reality, beach training and main-stream fitness training will make you a worse athlete and increase your risk of injury.
Monday, 14 July 2014
Got big travel plans this summer? What does that do for your training? For many people the summer months are horrible for training. Vacations and long weekend get-a-ways mean lost training time and moving away from instead of towards their training goals. But this does not have to be the case for you. With a little discipline and some careful planning and packing, you can have fantastic training sessions, continue to make great progress and look your best during and after your vacation.
|With adjustable dumbbells and a bag of training gear, I'm ready to go!|