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.
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
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
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.
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.
Vacation. A time for rest, relaxation, over-indulgence and gluttony. Does that sound familiar? Why does our hard work and determination have to stop just because we have a week off? For me, lifting is as much mental as it is physical. If I go more than 3 days without, I start to get mentally uneasy. Today, I’ll post what I’ll be doing while on vacation next week to keep myself psychically and mentally strong.