Monday is normally international chest day in the gym. With saying for some reason everyone wanted to use the sorinexpower racks to perform their max out bench press movements. Normally when all the squat racks are occupied, I’d view this as a positive. When squats are actually being done.
Since frustration is the BEST pre workout, I decided to take full advantage of it. This seemed to make my workout even better. We kept our workout simple but intense. Leg press and squats. What else do you really need?
Lee Haney is arguably the best pro bodybuilder of all time. With his 8 straight Olympia victories only being matched by Ronnie Coleman, it’s hard to argue against that. In this video Lee Haney will tell you about his training philosophy, as well as how to train and eat like a bodybuilder.
First step to getting in shape is to find your purpose. From that point on you’ll have your motivation, inspiration and drive that will help you get through the process. Depending on your purpose, will determine how you structure your blueprint.
Spot reduction is simply the idea of focusing on particular area of your body in hopes defining or removing fat from that area.
To be honest, in the beginning I was one of that person that believed in the idea of spot reduction. For years I was a fat guy doing hundreds of sit ups every night. Obviously, I failed miserably. The one positive that came from it was while I was trying to get a six pack the wrong way, that process allowed me to develop my abs more. So by the time I was successful in getting my six pack, they were well developed.
The truth of the matter is, that your body chooses where the fat is removed from. In most men, the midsection is the last place that the body will pull fat from. In women, the lower body for the most part is the area that fat is removed from last.
So How does the body actually work?
It’s simple, all you can do is diet properly workout properly and consistently and be patient. At the end of the day it all depends on your genetics.
Take a look at your self. Be honest with yourself. Everyone has abdominals, but your body type determines what needs to be done to reveal them. A person with a slow metabolism can look at some that has a high metabolism and think that you can do the same thing to get the same result. The truth of the matter is you have to work twice as hard and diet twice as hard as the person with better genetics.
One of the main excuses of why most people don’t workout is time. Even though that isn’t a good excuse, we should all find time to take care of our bodies. Before I start preaching let me show you an example of how I am able to have fast workouts. Not just fast workouts but they are also quality workouts.
Super sets are doing two exercises back to back. This is counted as one set.
Tri/Giant sets are the same as supersets. The difference is instead 2 exercises you’ll do 3 exercise.
Combining 3 exercises into 1:
For instance, when performing squats try 10 conventional squads, separate your legs and perform 10 sumo squats. This will allow you to put emphasis on your quadriceps(conventional squats)and then you’ll put just as much emphasis on your hamstrings and glutes(sumo squats).
These tips will also allow you to increase your endurance while also burning more calories.
People come in all shapes and sizes. Where as in the past being over weight was seen as a negative. In today’s society in the norm and also accepted. Today we use the terms plus size, and more recently the term BBW. The term BBW has many different meanings, but I’m going to keep it pg 13. So we’ll go with the big beautiful women. Even the meaning in most cases are true. With more people promoting this, should we see this as productive or detrimental?
In life we deal with many different stressors on a daily basis. Whether it’s not getting a promotion that you feel that you deserve. Not having enough money in the bank. Maybe it’s relationship or family issues. Many of us can relate to all of these different scenarios. There’s one thing that they all have in common. You don’t have complete control over these situations.
We spend so much time stressed and worried about things that in many cases someone else has to play a part in accomplishing certain things. For instance, let’s use the example of getting a promotion at work. You may have all of the credential, experience and knowledge that it takes to get that position or promotion. But if the individual who is over you doesn’t think that you are good enough or just flat out doesn’t want you to have it, you’ll just be out of luck.
What is one a few things that you actually have control over. Your health and your body. Many people may feel that this isn’t true. For instance, in the black community diabetes and high blood pressure is the norm. Even though this may be the case, you still have the ability to take preventive measures. For instance, having regular doctor’s visits. Instead of waiting until you feel the side effects of diabetes or high blood pressure, stay on top of it. Get regular blood work done. Get your body fat checked. Find out where your weight should be and get it to that point.
Outside of height and facial features, if you aren’t satisfied with the way you look you have the ability to fix those so called “flaws”. At the end of the day, this falls on you. If you aren’t successful or satisfied with what you see, it’s your own fault. It’s your decision.
Take a look at yourself. Are you satisfied with what you see? If not, what would you like to see when you look in the mirror? After you find the answers to those questions. Then find out the steps that need to be taken.
Put all of your focus into what you can control. Then control it. Not only control it, but dominate it!