Your Mind Over Muscle

When you initially think about working out and lifting weights what comes to mind? Maybe the grueling ordeal you will experience in the gym? The sweat flying as you power through rep after rep after rep. This is definitely a part of it. But is it everything? You have to have a mental strength inContinue reading “Your Mind Over Muscle”

What Should You Prep?

So this week we have been talking about food preparation. In my previous post I talked about the importance of prepping, now I want to dive into what kinds of foods you should prep. Prep your meats, you can cook your turkey, chicken, or fish ahead of time, freeze it in zip-lock bags or containers.Continue reading “What Should You Prep?”

The Dirty Bulk Myth

When it comes to bulking and gaining muscle mass there’s this belief that for a certain period of time we’ll eat whatever we want, then deprive ourselves and cut. There are two things I really want when it comes to fitness. First, to have a good amount of lean muscle. Second to be healthy andContinue reading “The Dirty Bulk Myth”

Is Your Form In The Gym That Important?

If you follow my writings and podcast you may have heard me mention before about having the proper form in the gym, but just how important is this? Well to be honest proper form is essential in the gym. You risk a lot when you don’t practice proper form. For starters there is the riskContinue reading “Is Your Form In The Gym That Important?”

I Want to Gain Muscle

Why is it so hard to gain muscle? Well in truth it is and it isn’t. I struggled so much in my early fitness years with trying to gain any kind of muscle mass. I was lifting every day. I knew I was getting stronger because I was lifting heavier, but my body composition justContinue reading “I Want to Gain Muscle”

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”

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”

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?”