It may not be the most exciting topic, but warming up properly can actually make or break your whole workout – not to mention limit gains. The goal of a good warm up is to create length in the muscle and optimize the force-couple relationships to prepare for a high-performance workout - and stay injury free. Here’s my three-pronged approach.
February 2016 FitnessRx For Men cover model and men’s physique pro Sergi Constance takes you through the ins and outs of his shoulder workout.
The first full week of the new year is officially here, meaning most are getting back to the gym to pick up where they left off before the holidays. Some may are just be beginning their journeys after a longer time away. Either way, you’ll need a strategy if you’re looking to reach those goals you set. Here’s one to help enhance your physique and make 2018 count at it’s best.
Before you start looking at changing your diet, changing the amount of weight you’re lifting, or changing the amount you exercise each day, you need to evaluate your fitness environment.
There’s a reason why shoulders are such an important muscle group to train and build - from all angles. Whether you are standing from the front, the side or the back, if you don’t train your delts correctly you will never be able to see the three dimensionality of your physique.
When you are dieting, eating a bit of more flavorful food makes you want to eat even more of it. In most cases this is a recipe for disaster that opens the flood gates - the diet is thrown off for weeks on end. So the way I see it, there are really only two ways to handle it.
The resourceful man sees the snows of winter as an opportunity to promote fitness through exciting and enjoyable activities such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
We’ve all had that one workout where we just feel like quitting 10 minutes into the session. Our head hurts, our energy levels are down, and 25 pounds feels like 500. It’s just one of those days. But, is just ‘one of those days’, turning into more than just one day a week? Are you finding yourself only having one or two strong, optimal workouts per week? If so, then you may not be preparing your body and mind properly for your daily training session.
I often see new trainees and even some more experienced lifters miss out on potential gains from a lack of preparation. Whether you carry a golf bag, a briefcase or a FitMark Bag for your meals – it’s important to make sure you everything ready for any situation you might encounter. Without further ado – here are my top 5 Gym Bag Essentials. Plan ahead and utilize the tools at your disposal.
One of the questions I hear a lot of other trainers get is “Can we do a really cool bodyweight-only workout that can get me really muscular and jacked?” My answer in one word-no. That’s the bad news. Now before everyone asks to have me burned at the stake for speaking heresy, let me explain.
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