Let's assume you've already built the habit of working out...let's also assume motivation is not a problem for you...let's also assume you go to the gym and workout with weights regularly 3-5 times per week. How much intensity should you put into each workout? How hard do you really have to hit it to get noticeable results? How much is too … [Read more...] about Intensity Reserve
The idea of going to a gym and working out might be difficult for some people to start because there is no rule to follow, nobody forcing you to do it, no major socio-economic problem if you don't go (not an immediately obvious one...as in you won't get a fine or ticket or lose out on a pay check for not going to the gym). Most of us start life in some sort of school … [Read more...] about There is no Rule about Working Out
Working out with weights can be somewhat uncomfortable. It requires physical exertion as well as mental exertion. At some point during a good set the muscles will likely burn or become sore to some degree. This burn or soreness can persist even after you put the weights down. It's hard to describe to people who have not done it, and I can see how non weight trainers cannot … [Read more...] about Mind Muscle Connection for Full Muscle Development
For many of us (at least in north america for sure) the next 7 weeks are going to be about end of year parties, feasts, get togethers, lousy gym hours, time off from work and generally being out of our 'routine'. This is when most of us fall off the proverbial diet and exercise wagon for all the reasons I just listed above and I'm sure there are many more I've … [Read more...] about What’s your diet and exercise plan for the next 7 weeks?
There are very few things in your life that can provide the degree of gratification and empowerment that working out can. It has both short term and long term benefits in that it provides a daily hit of gratification, energy, and feeling of accomplishment. It provides a long term benefit of improvement in overall health (whatever you want to define has health), and an … [Read more...] about Working Out: One of the Best Relationships You’ll Ever Have