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 . . .
18 year old Kayla Montgomery is one of the best young distance runners in the US. Although she’s always had an interest in sports, she’s not exactly naturally gifted as a runner. As a matter of fact, when she started running about four years ago, her coach described her as average at best. All of her . . .
Whether you’re new to working out or quite experienced, chances are there are some aspects of your program that you’re making mistakes with, or can at least improve upon. Below is my list of top 10 training mistakes that people very commonly make, regardless of their level of experience. These are behind so many disappointments . . .
It’s always a bit frustrating for us to see people constantly searching for the perfect workout routine. And it’s something that we come across quite frequently, especially online but offline as well. We often hear comments such as “I wish I knew what her shoulder routine was” or “Wow, what amazing abs, I wonder what . . .
The importance of living a balanced life is something that we become very accustomed to hearing about. It’s OK to be dedicated to your job and career, as long as it doesn’t keep you away from your family too much. It’s OK to have some interest or pursuit that you’re passionate about, as long as . . .
Squats are arguably the one staple lower body exercise that’s virtually compulsory in any workout program. Some hate and even fear them for how challenging they are, while others love them for their results. And those results do speak for themselves. There’s no question that the hype behind squats is real. They’re one of the . . .
By far one of the most common tips you’ll come across when looking for weight loss advice is that small, frequent meals are an effective strategy for speeding up your metabolism. In fact most sources would have you believe that as far as nutrition goes for fat loss, the top key points are to eat . . .
Talent, skill, natural ability, intelligence, opportunities, luck – these are all great attributes to have in our life. But there’s nothing quite so important and influential to our level of success in life than a positive, optimistic attitude. Whether our attitude is positive or negative however, we’re not born with it. It’s something that’s gradually . . .