On the morning of my 40th birthday, I saw a TV commercial targeted at men my age. Of course, it didn’t look like a commercial at first; it could have passed for a government-issued public service announcement. The commercial warned about the perils of “low T,” aka low testosterone, as if hitting the big four-oh was doomsday for your manhood. I could have been frightened or offended, but I realized that the purpose of the commercial was simply to sell me a product. With ads like these becoming more common and better-produced all the time, it’s no wonder so many Americans over 40 assume they have no choice but to deteriorate with age. But you do have a choice—and more than that, you have an opportunity. Ask anyone who has successfully achieved the best shape of their life after the age of 40, and they’ll tell you it’s more satisfying than it ever was at age 30. Yet it’s also trickier to achieve. To read more click here!
Archives for August 2015
There’s no denying that getting fit is an amazing accomplishment. One day, after months or years of struggle, you wake up and discover that you look great, feel better, and have strength you’d never even imagined. End of story, promise land achieved… right? If only! The truth is that your new awesome body and confidence level bring with them with a bevy of new complications—some embarrassing, some hilarious, occassionally both. Some happen in the gym, others in the dressing room, and a couple have more to do with other people than with you—although they still end up being yourproblem for some reason. Although every fit lady has experienced at least a couple of these, you’d never know it, because nobody is talking about them! In the interest of making the fitness world a better place, I’m taking a stand and bringing these issues to light. If you think of any others, add them to the comments section below! To read more click here!
Health professionals may debate the benefits of dairy or the best time to exercise, but there’s one thing they all agree on: Sleep is really freaking important. Getting a good night’s sleep is tied to a slew of health benefits, like clarity of thoughts, quicker reflexes, and an improved mood. That means that not getting enough shut-eye can have some real consequences too, like an out-of-whack appetite (leading to weight gain), growth issues, even a slumping immune system . To read more click here!
You’re thin, you’re lanky, and you burn fuel fast. Any calories you gobble get snatched and torched by your monster metabolism, making weight gain a monumental struggle. Never fear, ectomorph! You’re not an alien; you’re probably a hardgainer. For you, getting big is difficult, but it’s not impossible. You need to follow your own set of “get huge” rules. You need to pour every ounce of energy into building muscle. Your training and nutrition need to harmonize. Nutrition is a musket, training is your bayonet, and more mass is your target. Fire away with these 10 tips, and then stab the target for good measure. Hope you’re hungry, ‘cuz we’re serving up a giant plate of Hardgainer Helper. To read more click here!