How Music Motivates Me During Training

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To me music is essential to a good workout. It is just as important to me as the pump or the time in the gym itself. In today's article I want to explain exactly how music motivates me during training. Shut Out the World A gym is generally a very loud place and it is generally playing some very loud, generic music. When I plug in my headphones and turn on my favourite … [Read more...]

Does Sex Change Weight Training?

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To men trying to see gains in the gym the question often arises "How does sex effect my weight training gains" and today I am going to take a closer look at that. I will look at your sex drive, sex and strength and indirect effects of training on your sex life. Your Sex Drive The main question is does training effect how often you want to have sex? The main component to … [Read more...]

Music for a Better Workout

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The right training music will take your workouts to a new level. That has been my own experience. I can overcome most any mental challenge when I use the right music. Today I want to share a few of my training playlists with you and  explain how they change my mood at the gym. Heavy Workout Mix My Heavy Workout Mix is not even my heaviest music, but it serves it's purpose on … [Read more...]

Saturday Sharing: Get That Cardio Done!

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Get that cardio done! I am sure that is something you have had issues with because most of us have. There are some people who are gifted enough with their genetics that they only have to weight train to get super lean. Most of us are not even close to that lucky and need to do our cardio for that lean look to come. It isn't some thing that just happens for us. That is why … [Read more...]

Be the Best You that You Can Be

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Be the best you that you can be. That's the advice I was given when I decided to get involved with bodybuilding. it is one of the best pieces of advice ever given to me. It is the reason I love bodybuilding so much. You see, when you are trying to transform your body it doesn't matter what anyone else is doing. The only thing that matters is what you do. Compete With Yourself … [Read more...]

Tracking Body Measurements for Success

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When you are travelling somewhere you can take many roads to get to where you are going. I personally use an app called Waze to cut down my driving time. When trying to transform your physique, tracking body measurements is like using Waze. We are all going to produce results--positive and negative--by the activities we partake in. If you take the time to plan then you … [Read more...]

My Focus Journal Entry #10

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This week we changed up a couple of variables--longer and more frequent cardio sessions along with a new approach to weight training. The changes produced some very positive results. Body weight: 256.8 (up 3.4 lbs) Body Fat %: 18.7% (down 1.3%) Reduced my chest by 0.5 inches Reduced my abdominal area by 0.25 inches I feel good and strong, but I am very sure I am … [Read more...]

Saturday Sharing: Showing Anger at the Gym

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Showing anger at the gym has become common-place. Today I have a rant all about this problem. You see, I completely understand intensity can cause outbursts. I completely disagree with the Planet Fitness approach to training. At the same time, I don't believe our outbursts at the gym should be putting other people in danger. Take the following as an example of what I … [Read more...]

Why You Need a Coach

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Why do you need a coach? I am not talking about a personal trainer here. I definitely believe in personal trainers, but I also think that soemone who has lofty physique goals should have a coach. The reasons are numerous. Accoutability Perhaps the most obvious reason to have a coach is accountability. Everyone does better when they have a coach to hold them accountable. The … [Read more...]