“Cheating” with your exercise form is something that’s generally frowned upon by many weight training enthusiasts and purists. There are two main arguments they make against it. The first is that it’s dangerous, since it involves breaking from perfect form. They feel that cheating either means reducing the amount of control you have over the . . .
Of all the people who are struggling to lose fat or to prevent gaining fat, the vast majority are doing so because they’re falling into one or more common nutrition pitfalls. Diet is an extremely powerful factor that affects your body weight and composition, so any mistakes made in this area will tend to have . . .
About two years ago, Gloria posted a blog entry about a particularly tough contest preparation she had just gone through to prepare for a series of Figure shows in March 2013. If you’re interested, you can read the blog post by clicking on the link below: My Competition Battle Because she was struggling to lose . . .
If you’re someone who keeps up to date with the current science and practice of nutrition, you’ll know that the debate between Flexible Dieting (aka IIFYM, or If it Fits Your Macros) and Clean Eating for weight loss or general fitness has been pretty active of late. Traditionally, Clean Eating has been the staple approach . . .
This author of this beautiful passage is not known, we didn’t create it but we’re just reproducing it here. Please feel free to share it to as many of your friends and acquaintances as you like . . . A little boy asked his mother, “Why are you crying?” “Because I’m a woman”, she . . .
We all know them. Those women who have seemingly superhuman discipline and determination with their training. They never skip a single workout, ever. And when they’re in the gym, they train like machines. And not just in a physical sense. Strength, speed, power, athleticism . . . all those things can be developed over time. . . .
Fitness is different things to different people. Some embrace and enjoy it, some are driven to obsession with it, and others hate it and only do it because they have to. Well, if your fitness lifestyle is making you or your life miserable then as the saying goes, “you’re doing it wrong”. There’s really no . . .
I was in the park this afternoon, sitting under a shelter recovering from just having run some sprints. As I was resting there were two young boys nearby playing, chasing after one another. And as they ran by me, I noticed they were both breathing quite heavily from all the running they were doing, yet . . .
Bethany Hamilton is a young lady that epitomizes the strength of the human spirit. A born surfer who fell in love with the sport at the tender age of four, her world was brought to a crashing halt in 2003 when, at the age of 14, a shark took her entire left arm. Bethany lost . . .
Self-discipline isn’t something that we’re necessarily born with or inherently have. It’s something that can be up one day and down the next, and it can also depend heavily on the situation. It is, however, an attribute that can be generally strengthened and improved. Below are 9 extremely effective self-discipline tips to help you do . . .
Having six pack abs is the cherished goal of many women. Actually getting them is easier said than done, however. There are two reasons for this. The first is that there’s a lot of very bad information out there about training the abs. Much of that stems from misinformation propagated by marketing companies looking for . . .
Right now I’m a few weeks into my contest prep for the February/March 2015 competition season. I’ll probably be competing in three Figure shows again this season, as I did in 2013. Things are going fine so far, but as I’ve found is quite normal, there are also the inevitable unexpected challenges to deal with . . .
Pre-workout supplements have become a favorite among fitness fans looking to get themselves mentally “into the zone” for a killer gym workout. But how effective would simple, chemical-free workout motivation strategies be by comparison? I have personally never used pre-workouts, for two reasons. Firstly, because I worry about the side-effects of putting some of those . . .
Anyone who’s interested in developing a better physique will know that it takes time, as well as a lot of sweat and hard work. So naturally, we’re always on the lookout for easier and better ways of achieving it. Some people go as far as resorting to illegal, performance-enhancing drugs to accelerate their progress and . . .