When it comes to the gym, there are a myriad of different things that can help you gain strength, and build muscles mass. But while there are many different options there are some that carry far more weight than others, and if they aren’t in your regular routine you are missing out. The squat isContinue reading “The One Thing You Must Do In the Gym”
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Want to Gain Muscle (Don’t Skip This)
If you want to gain muscle you get a gym membership right? You then proceed to go in there like you own the place, slam some weights around and boom muscles sprout on your arms that would put Popeye to shame. Not so much. First off don’t ever walk in like you own the place.Continue reading “Want to Gain Muscle (Don’t Skip This)”
Why Food is Failing Your Muscle Gains
When it comes to your nutritional intake are you eating to actually gain muscle? If you are skinny and want to have muscle or definition, you’ve got to be eating for it. When weight loss is not the primary objective it’s easy to think that all we have to do is just go lift weightsContinue reading “Why Food is Failing Your Muscle Gains”
3 Reason to Ditch the Scale
Have you ever found yourself weighing in every day and getting frustrated at not seeing the changes you want? When you are on a fitness journey and are trying to gain muscle mass, it can be extremely frustrating to not see the numbers you want to on scale and correlating it with failure at notContinue reading “3 Reason to Ditch the Scale”
Do You Really Need Protein?
Protein. We hear all about it. We consume it on a daily basis from one source or another. But what does it do, and do we really need it? If you follow my podcast you know how much I talk about nutrition being everything when it comes to hitting your fitness goals. But protein isContinue reading “Do You Really Need Protein?”
When Is Fat Good?
When it comes to fats, you want to steer clear of most of them as they provide little value and assist in clogging up your arteries. But there are some great fats your body can put to good use. Fat while usually looked at as a negative thing, actually does provide some benefits. After allContinue reading “When Is Fat Good?”
Increasing Your Personal Bests
Maybe you’ve been there, standing at the weight rack, trying to decide how much weight to add to the bar, you want to be able to say you hit a certain number, but you are worried you won’t be able to get it up. So you settle with putting on the same amount of weightContinue reading “Increasing Your Personal Bests”
Are You Working Out Hard Enough?
In Monday’s blog we talked about how it’s important to not get complacent in the gym and push ourselves harder, but how exactly do we do that? I mean it sounds good in theory but in reality how do we push harder? What does that really look like? The first step is getting outside ofContinue reading “Are You Working Out Hard Enough?”
Is Your Workout Wearing You Out?
Has it ever happened to you? I know it has for me. I walk in the gym just “not feeling” it. I go through my routine, slowly moving from one workout to another. Getting in some good reps, and lifting heavy but just not pushing myself. Some days are like this, we just want toContinue reading “Is Your Workout Wearing You Out?”
So there’s that one muscle group you want to be larger but you are just not seeing the result that you are looking for. I’ve been there. Before I dive into what you can do to solve this dilemma, let me briefly describe what the compound effect is. It’s when you spend a small amountContinue reading “Targeting Muscles”