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morning-nutrition-7-muscle-building-breakfasts_d morning-nutrition-7-muscle-building-breakfasts_bAwesome Recipes to Feed the Fit!

Make no mistake about it, our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym. Give your body the nutrition it needs to build muscle and perform at its best. These recipes will provide the taste and macros you’re looking for!

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/morning-nutrition-7-muscle-building-breakfasts.html?mcid=facenutrition

Functional Training: Train like the best in Rugby!

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Ever since I first saw this video almost two years ago, I have incorporated these exercises in with my regular weightlifting routine. As a result, I gained a major boost in energy, long duration strength, and a much more interesting workout. Since this video, I began and continue research in the mechanics of rugby training, and how those beastly rugby players become so powerful. This is great for anyone who wants to shake things up a bit in the gym, and gain more explosive strength and size. Incredible video, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
Good luck!

6 Pack Abs and Never Wasting a Crunch

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Is it really all that hard to get abs? Is there a secret? For years I was doing things wrong. But now, that’s mine. After realizing I was making no gains, I knew there was something I had overlooked. And then it hit me, I was doing things too fast. Truth be told, I’ve had at least a four pack since middle school. For a long time though, I was doing crunches the wrong way. As I see happen so many times at the gym, a lot of people fall victim to doing crunches totally wrong. They wonder why they don’t have the abs I now have. They wonder why they’re even bothering with crunches anymore, obviously THEY cannot develop the 6 pack.

And this is where most people drop the whole thing and quit. They convince themselves they are genetically unable to build a 6 pack of abs.

Truth about abs is this: WE ALL HAVE ABDOMINALS. Not a single one of us lack this possession. So therefor, WE ALL CAN HAVE GREAT LOOKING ABS.

When working  your abs, keep this one thing in mind: GO SLOW. The slower and more controlled you are, the more effective the exercise will be. Your abdominals are designed to withstand a large load of fast twitch actions. Going slow, however, takes a lot more effort. A simple crunch, kept at 40 degree angle max, and a slow, concentrated contraction, will yield the unmistakable burn of a 6 pack being created.

That’s one part of it, though.

The other is FAT. We all have it. But some may have more of it than others. I myself have been lucky to not have much of it. But that’s made bulking up more difficult. That’s my challenge. But for those who have extra weight to lose before their 6 pack is revealed, simple slow cardio is the key.

As I mentioned before in a previous post on cardio machines, light and slow cardio is far more effective in burning fat than running is. Doing this will shed that layer masking the results you feel you have obtained.

Whenever you feel doubtful, just remember, you have the same abdominal muscles that I have, and that everyone with a 6 pack has. We’re all human, none of us are superhuman.

Winter Season: Weak Muscle, or TIGHT Muscle?

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Great short vid on whether your “weak” muscle is actually just tight and off balance. An important and valuable question for anyone who trains. Many of my clients suffered from this mix up. The muscles my clients perceived as weak or actually in fact very tight and off balance. While they were strong, their power couldn’t be utilized fully. Once we corrected the balance issues, and fixed alignment, that muscle typically revealed itself to be quite strong. So strong it usually shocked the crap out of my clients.

So, if you feel tightness, and the amount of weight your pushing doesn’t seem to be going up much, you may be experiencing this very event. Correct alignment first, and stretch that baby out!

Good luck!