Here are some scary stats: More than two thirds of American adults are overweight or obese and more than half do not meet the physical-activity guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While that paints a rather grim picture of the fitness of Americans, what’s going on with the other third that is able to maintain a healthy weight? Why are some able to get fit and stay fit while others struggle to do so? As life coach Tony Robbins says, “Success leaves clues.” The following slides are those clues — behaviors, characteristics and strategies top fitness authorities say their most successful clients routinely practice and exhibit. To read more click here!
Archives for November 2014
Like driving, stretching, has its own set of rules for the road. Follow them closely and you’ll get to your destination safe, sound, and in good shape. Neglect them, and you’re on your own. Here are 18 most important tips—and what to avoid—when it comes to stretching. To read more click here!
Each year thousands of newcomers begin some sort of bodybuilding program, but a majority of them are unsuccessful. It’s no wonder; far too many just show up at the gym and lift, which may—or, more likely, may not—be the best and fastest method to make gains. Those who succeed tend to follow a well-formulated plan. In fact, we guarantee that if you incorporate our best mass-building training tips below—which we put together with the help of IFBB physique pro Craig Capurso—you’ll be on track to make big muscle gains. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get bigger! To read more click here!
started lifting weights in high school to improve my athletic performance. Five days per week, I’d venture into the local gym to haphazardly curl dumbbells and try machines. I’d hammer my legs for 90 minutes, do burnout sets of 15 exercises per workout, or use some other method that had me begging my dad to install toilet grab bars. Magazine workouts became my go-to programs in college. Each month the glossy covers would boast toning, tightening, firming, and slimming exercise routines promising to transform my body in days. I’d try this magazine’s workout one day, another workout the next—switching back and forth without understanding form, function, progression, or regression. Basically, I was overwhelmed by information. People new to resistance training may walk into the gym and feel similarly bombarded. All the machines, racks, barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, and bands may send you running to a safe place like the treadmill or juice bar. I want you to walk into the gym with confidence, knowing what to use, how to use it, and when to use it. By reading and using the following information, you’ll walk into the gym with more confidence. You’ll understand the necessary parts of a resistance program and how to find the best weight-training plan for your fitness goals. To read more click here!
Strong, round glutes are the foundation of a great physique and a healthy body. Unfortunately, many of us have weak glutes that just get weaker because we sit all day. Aside from not looking so great, feeble butt muscles can cause a litany of postural problems and pain issues. Even worse, having a weak bum means your primary lifts like the squat and the deadlift aren’t as strong as they could be. If that doesn’t motivate you to put some muscle on your backside, I don’t know what will! To restore your ailing glutes, you need to make training them a priority. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck with constantly tight hips and probably contract flat-ass disease. Save your butt from these depressing side effects by following these five rules. They’ll help you feel stronger and more mobile. They’ll also help you add some great-looking curves to your rear end. To read more click here!