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!
Crossrope is an innovative fitness company that takes jumping rope to a whole new level with its interchangeable weighted jump rope system. This patented system is designed to work for a beginner, intermediate or advanced jumper.
Hormones such as human growth hormone (GH) and testosterone have been shown to play a role in muscle hypertrophy and strength gains. One of the core training principles for muscle hypertrophy among weight trainers is short rest— less than 1 minute between sets. In 1988, anabolic hormone guru William Kraemer, Ph.D., performed a study that literally changed the world of weight training overnight.
Training legs is hard enough when you know what the hell you’re doing, but if you don’t know where to start, when to rest and when to go hard, you’ll mess yourself up big time. That’s why we asked IFBB Pro and International fitness model Steve Cook for his 5 rules for a kick-ass leg day. You can thank us later.
Now that you are “armed for battle” with the knowledge of what is required to get the job done, let’s take a look at the arm and ab workout that the first IFBB Men’s Physique pro uses to keep himself ripped and ready.
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