Muscle Gains Through Nutrition

So maybe you’ve been at your workouts for a decent amount of time now. You are to the point where you enjoy the pump and are now just waiting for those muscle gains. Only one problem. Where are they? Maybe they didn’t get the message to come out. Sure you think you can see aContinue reading “Muscle Gains Through Nutrition”

You Don’t Have Time to Not Workout

“I’m busy”.   It’s something I’ve heard over and over, and have even said sometimes.  Let’s face it we live in crazy fast world.  There seems to never be enough time in the day right?  What with work, our family, school, deadlines, grocery shopping, cleaning etc.  Often it’s all we can do not fall asleep beforeContinue reading “You Don’t Have Time to Not Workout”

Should I Lift Heavy to Tone?

I get told many times by clients that they don’t want to lift heavy because they don’t want to get big muscles or bulk up.  I do understand the confusion here, so let me explain how all that works. First off, lifting heavy, even very heavy will not make you get bulked or have hugeContinue reading “Should I Lift Heavy to Tone?”

Pushing Through Muscle Plateaus

There comes an inevitable point if you’ve been working out for any length of time that you hit a plateau.  Whether this is in your muscle gain phase or weight loss phase, it’s bound to happen.  The first thing to remember is “don’t get frustrated”.  Just the fact that you are hitting a plateau means thatContinue reading “Pushing Through Muscle Plateaus”

Macro-nutrients and Muscle Gain

So when it comes to macro-nutrients, there is a lot of confusion around this subject as well as a lot of debate on what the right ratio is in order to maximize muscle gain.  For starters macro-nutrients is the breakdown of how you get your calories.  The three sources are carbohydrates, protein, and fat. ThereContinue reading “Macro-nutrients and Muscle Gain”

Isolating Muscle Groups

If there is one thing that is definitely holding you back from making the most of your muscle gains it is not isolation your muscle groups properly.  If you are not already breaking up your workouts according to muscle groups, you should be.  It’s not good to work the same muscle group every day.  ForContinue reading “Isolating Muscle Groups”

Can Motivation Build Muscles?

When it comes to motivation we need it to get in shape right?  After all it’s what drives us and gets our butts to the gym when we don’t want to go.  Or does it? Motivation is kind of like gas in our car.  It can only go so far before it needs a fillContinue reading “Can Motivation Build Muscles?”

Why Parents Can’t Afford to Not Workout

So if you have kids I understand that planning for things and getting on a schedule is tough.  But if habits and schedules are important to keep up your fitness goals without kids, it’s even more important with them.  Now I’m not just spouting stuff off here.  I have two girls under the age ofContinue reading “Why Parents Can’t Afford to Not Workout”

Clean Snacking To Grow Your Muscles

So you are shortly into your new workout regimen.  You are pumped, determined and are ready to see those muscles start popping.  Then it happens. You are sitting watching an episode of the Office or Stranger Things and you suddenly are craving ice cream, cookies, or some Doritos.  The snacking monster is awakened. To effectivelyContinue reading “Clean Snacking To Grow Your Muscles”

How To Grow Your Muscles and Lifts

So maybe your muscle growth has stagnated.  Maybe you can’t seem to get your weight up any higher and have been stuck for awhile.  You are at a plateau.  And honestly it’s no wonder if you are doing the typical 3 sets of 12 that seems to be pretty standard.  Your muscles get bored.  OkayContinue reading “How To Grow Your Muscles and Lifts”