Hitting 40 was not really a big deal for me. It didn’t really bother me knowing that I had reached that number. What really hit me was the fact that I was putting on all this extra body fat all of a sudden. It was almost like my body decided to celebrate with some extra chunk forming around the love handles area.
Where does the time come for fitness? Check out these simple lifestyle hacks that can help you maintain your fitness and be on your way to getting in the best shape of your life.
When it comes to chest training, there is more to making the best gains than stepping lively and “getting the lead out” while you’re in the gym. Specialized training such as fast, eccentric exercise can increase muscle size and strength better than traditional bodybuilding workouts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who doesn’t want to look like an athlete? Most high-level athletes have physiques that make people envious. If you’re a former athlete who is no longer ultra-competitive you can still train, and look, like one. Here are 8 exercises that will help you increase your athleticism, look like an athlete, and help prevent injury. Make sure you check out the video at the end of the article!
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