Iron vs Bodybuilding: Week 8 Recap

ak and I have decided to do a 3 month challenge -starting May 18, 2018 and ending August 10, 2018-  where we will compare the differences between doing weight training (J.Nyx) and bodyweight exercises (Jak).  Each Friday we will share our results, what changes we’re going to make to our respective programs, and specific benefits/issues we come across.

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J. Nyx Vacation Lifting Routine

Right now I’m on my weeks vacation.  A time for relaxation, overeating, drinking and no workouts right?  WRONG!  That’s right, I am actually going to continue to lift on vacation.  Something about having the time to do it makes me happy to get before everyone and get a quick session in.  Sure I could go join a local gym, and I may get a day pass here or there, but I actually brought some of the gym with me.  Today I’ll go over my quick program that I’ll be doing for the next week while on vacation.

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Iron vs Bodybuilding: Week 6 Recap

Jak and I have decided to do a 3 month challenge -starting May 18, 2018 and ending August 10, 2018-  where we will compare the differences between doing weight training (J.Nyx) and bodyweight exercises (Jak).  Each Friday we will share our results, what changes we’re going to make to our respective programs, and specific benefits/issues we come across.

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Favorite Lifts: One Arm Dumbbell Upright Rows and Behind The Back Barbell Shrugs

I return to my favorite lifts series this week where we go over some of the lesser known accessory lifts.  Today we’re reviewing the One Arm Dumbbell Upright Row and Behind The Back Barbell Shrug.  Lets get to it:

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Iron vs Bodyweight: Week 3 Recap

Jak and I have decided to do a 3 month challenge -starting May 18, 2018 and ending August 10, 2018-  where we will compare the differences between doing weight training (J.Nyx) and bodyweight exercises (Jak).  Each Friday we will share our results, what changes we’re going to make to our respective programs, and specific benefits/issues we come across.

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Gym vs Home Gym: A Report

A few weeks back we had an open thread discussing the preferences between a home gym and going to a gym.  Having spent a month in a conventional gym after 3 years of using a home gym, I’ll weigh in on the pros, cons and my outlook going forward.

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Resolutions

Ah January, a time when everyone is on their A game right?   Everyone is committed to getting fit/eating better, quitting smoking/drinking, saving more money, etc.  All of these are great but they typically don’t last very long.  The problem with new years resolutions is that they’re almost always destined to fail.  Today, I’ll go over why resolutions typically fail and what you can do to create real change in your life this year

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Avoiding the Holiday Gut

One facet of the Christmas season that I’ve observed is that people let their dietary  choices go out the window.  People just accept that they’ll be shoveling junk food in their mouths and chugging excess booze the whole time just to make a “resolution” to eat healthy in January, which usually has them back home on their lazy asses within two weeks.   As I prepare for my collaboration with Team WB Fitness next month, I’m going to keep my diet clean this month and I’ll share my plan on keeping myself from looking like Santa by Christmas

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Meal Prep 101

If you guys are following a lifting program and trying to pack on muscle, you gotta eat.  I foolishly had to learn this the hard way and wasted two years lifting while not eating enough for muscle growth.  To put on muscle, you need to eat, and you need to eat a lot of wholesome, clean foods,but things like family, work, and other time constraints can get in the way of the nutrition you need.  Today, I’ll go over what meal prep is, how I prepare all my food for the week, and how even non-lifters can benefit from cooking all their food at once.

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Making Mental Gains

Once you begin lifting, you make the choice to be “forever small.”  You’re never big enough, you’re never strong enough, you should always be motivated to keep pushing and making yourself better.  You’ll make your body look better, and you’ll amaze yourself at what you can do. One of the things most people fail to realize is the mental side of lifting.  Today I’ll explain my approach and how I feel I benefit mentally from weight training.

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