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.
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Monday, 7 July 2014
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exercises for muscle gain?
Ever since I picked up my first weight as a scrawny kid, I have wanted to gain size and strength. To this day I still am fascinated with how to gain muscle. I have learned a lot about gaining muscle over the years from my own success and that of my clients and my athletes. However, I have learned even more from my failures. Countless plateaus and years of no results have spoken volumes to me about what to not do when trying to gain muscle. Allow me to share with you some of the common mistakes I and many others have made when trying to gain muscle.
Monday, 30 June 2014
No one wants slow progress. When it comes to fat loss (as with any other goal), you want to reach your goal as quickly as possible – especially when it comes to fat loss during the summer. That is why I recently wrote a post on How to Accelerate Your Results and one on 5 Common Mistakes That Slow Down Fat Loss. Now it is time to expand on this topic and apply it directly to helping you strip fat off your body in the most efficient way possible with these 10 steps.
Monday, 23 June 2014
Monday, 16 June 2014
"Its okay, I can burn it off." This is one of the worse excuses I hear for why people eat bad. It is commonly said by three types of people: young people, naturally skinny people and athletes. Often these people will over-simply nutrition to the point where they rationalize that if they are not fat, their nutrition is okay. As a result, teens, skinny folks and athletes pound back the junk food while thinking they will be just fine. However, even if you can “burn it off”, there are still 3 huge problems with this approach to eating: