Image by Chris Wigginton Training Frustration is when you are unable to reach your goals. This may happen for a number reasons: You were unable to meet your fat loss goal. Your training session was not as intense as you’d liked. You’re stressed out with your life. Your nutrition was not perfect due to a negative environment. The reasons are numerous, but when the going gets tough, you need to be reminded of a few principles that will prevent training
Monthly Archives: December 2012
Image by ACU armadillo combat unit The recent attacks in Mumbai really made me wonder if I am prepared to face such a situation. What would I do if I were in that hotel? What would I do if I were held at gunpoint?My spiritual background preaches Ahimsa, or Non-Violence. But there are two questions that’s pop up into my mind: 1) How can you be non-violent in a violent world, and 2) are you prepared for violence? How Can
Dave Tate. Photo by Elite Fitness Systems. Most trainees believe that training for muscle mass is the same as training for strength. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. There is some correlation between the two. If you train for strength, you will put on a little bit of muscle mass, and if you train for mass, you’re likely to gain some strength. But this only occurs when a “training crossover” takes place. More about this later. Read more.
To put on muscle fast, you need to stick to the basics. You only need one or two basic movements per bodypart. The less movements you can do to get the job done, the better. Setting Up a Program Choosing a Training Split Choose a training schedule based upon your training schedule. A typical schedule involves training 3 days a week on a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule. A training schedule should also take into account how quickly you recover from a workout.
Image by A river runs through The best way to make a workout even quicker is to time it, then set a goal to improve upon it. For example, if a workout takes you 8:23.19, then you can set a goal to complete the workout in under 7 minutes. I have found that I had to work incredibly hard, just for a three or four second improvement. Keep working on this workout one a week until you reach your goal.
Silence. Photo by HaMeD!caL. There is a moment right between my warm-up, and workout. Sometimes it is brief, perhaps lasting a few seconds, but other times it is long, lasting almost ten minutes. It is a moment of silence. Of reflection. The quiet before a storm. The soothing nature of the wind, steadily picking up the dead leaves off the tree and dropping them gently on the ground before the final gust of wind begins the season of autumn. Read
“But I don’t have Time to Exericise!” – Image by higekuma The single biggest excuse people state for not exercising is a lack of time. This is due to the belief that you must train for 90 minutes a day at an expensive gym, or purchase some expensive equipment or a set of DVD’s in order to get into great shape. That’s not true. How to Get Exercise Done Faster The key to getting exercise done quickly is to improve
Image by Somewhat Frank I spend a lot of time on this website talking about quick workouts. It’s time to give you guys a primer on how to design such a workout: Step One: How long will the workout last? Determine how long you want the workout to last and make that your time period or TP. You can choose a TP of 20 minutes, 10 minutes, or even 5 minutes. But be careful. The shorter the TP, the more
I recently came across a great bodyweight training resource called The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Workout. This amazing program, developed by Rog Law and John Romaniello, features an intense 4-Phase Training Program that sculpts your body and gets you ready for anything…even a Zombie Apocalypse! Is The Zombie Apocalypse Workout REALLY Worth Spending $47? Before I purchased my copy, I thought of the same thing. $47 is a lot of money, especially for a 26 year old with no steady income.
Image by d_vdm Last Month, I presented the first month of the 12-week Advanced Strength Program. This month, the first change we will be making is in the movements. The Front Squat will be replaced with the Back Squat, and the Bent Over Row will be replaced with the Bench Press. There will also be a bit of rearranging of exercises. The Deadlift will move to Workout A along with the Back Squat and Bench Press The Push Press will