Category: Goal Setting

Ignite Your Metabolism With an Interval Training Workout

There are many ways of losing weight out there – calorie counting, steady state cardio, ketogenic diets – just to name a few. But not one of these methods take into account one of the most important attributes of weight loss – boosting your metabolic rate.…

6 Mistakes From a Bodyweight Training Addict

I’m addicted to bodyweight training. I think about working out 40 times a day and is one of the main reasons why I own a fitness blog. Here are 6 mistakes I’ve made (and still sometimes do) in the past. Please learn from them because they…

Fundamental Principles for Effective Program Design

There are a hundred different theories out there when it comes to program design. The truth is my own methods have evolved over time. Bodyweightculture .com has a lot of great threads floating around about this very issue. One thing I’ve noticed is that the newbies…

For Fast Mass Gain, Train to Failure

When your hard work and dedication to improving your body and mind does not pay off, you start to second guess yourself. You start to wonder what you did wrong and how you can go about fixing it. You start to wonder if you actually did…

What’s Your Biggest Obstacle to Achieving your Fitness Goals?

Image by Rickydavid We all have obstacles in our lives that prevent us from doing certain things. What I want to know is, what is your biggest obstacle when it comes to improving your health and fitness. What’s really keeping you from achieving your goals? I…

Follow a Long-Term Approach to Fitness

Image by laurasmoncur This is the first installment of the “Shah Training is Not Bodybuilding” series. The name is lame, sorry. And I’m not trying to say that there is anything wrong with bodybuilding. I’m just saying that we’re a little different here. And by different,…

You’re Not Too Busy for Fitness

The following is Guest Post by Ali from The Office Diet. I run two blogs, aimed at very different audiences – one is for office workers, the other for students. At first glance, the “busyness” problems faced by each group might seem very different: • Office…

How to Tap into your Mental Strength for Success

Each of us has a particular physical and mental threshold for stress and pain. Some have very little resistance to external stress, and others have an enormous resistance to external stress. One of the primary goals of my training philosophy focuses on increasing onces threshold for…

Nutritional Steps to Take when you Hit a Fat Loss Plateau

Each and everyone of us will hit a plateau in our fat loss at one time or another. Our bodies were programmed for survival, and so when we throw something unexpected at it, for example a caloric reduction, then our bodies think that we’re headed for…