My Love/Hate Relationship with Cardio


Cardio exercise is something I have always had a love/hate relationship with. On the one hand, I love how it changes my body composition in a short number of weeks. On the other hand, I hate the time and effort I need to put into it in order to have those body composition changes take place. At this point, cardio has become nothing more than a necessary evil. When it comes … [Read more...]

Why Y3T was my training choice

Why Y3T?

During my preparation for my second bodybuilding contest I knew that I would have to work hard to put on mass. Now I am a strong believer in trying and tweaking things that work for others. Yes, I said tweaking. I know that may upset some, but I will explain in the course of this article why I think tweaking is important and what, if anything, I tweaked in Y3T. The Need Was … [Read more...]

Beast Mode is in Effect


With 9 weeks to go until the completion of Mission Grand Prix, Beast Mode is now in full effect. I am focused like a laser. I am ready to take on any and all challenges that come my way for the next 9 weeks. The target has been very clear, but is now right in sight. Weight Training I am training hard and with massive intensity. As mentioned the other day, I re-examined my own … [Read more...]

Get A Cardio Coach for Your HIIT Workouts


When it comes to doing HIIT cardio training, having a coach to motivate you definitely helps with your intensity. However, who can afford to have a trainer standing by to push you harder? Who can afford a person to motivate you? Until now, the answer was probably “nobody”, but now we have the Cardio Coach, Sean O’Malley, to do all these things at a very reasonable … [Read more...]

Cardio Timing for Fat Loss


Have you ever considered how important the timing of your cardio is? Some people are completely obsessed with the topic while others dismiss it as completely unimportant. The question today is does it matter at all? Cardio Before Weight Training Doing cardio before you train with weights is something that the uninformed gym member will think is perfectly acceptable. The … [Read more...]

Prowler Push for Cardio Training


Many of you are bored with traditional cardio methods and are seeking a new alternative. If you have never tried the Prowler for your cardio you are really missing out on a great workout. It gives you the unique ability to vary your load and change how you approach the exercise as a whole. I am going to discuss the benefits of the Prowler as well as give you some example … [Read more...]

Mission Grand Prix: 117 Days to Go — Deload Week

Deload Week

This week is a deload week for me. This is a very important part of the strategy for contest preparation. It gives my body some time to recover before we put it through the rigorous training that will start on January 1, 2012. Cardio Training Today was a cardio only day. While I am not fond of cardio, I am motivated to get it done because I want to be as lean as I possibly … [Read more...]

Kick Up Your Cardio to Burn Fat


It took me some time to figure out, and I know this may seem stupid, but all 3 elements of fitness programs must align for there to be maximum success--weight training, nutrition and cardio training. I am now kicking up my cardio training to a new level to maximize fat loss. I have never been very good about cardio training consistency. I mean well, but I never quite … [Read more...]

Unconventional Cardio


When someone mentions cardio training, how do you react? Do you try to avoid it? What are you picturing in your mind? Is it the treadmill, stepmill or even the elipptical? Are you imagining long periods of time spent running outside? It is time to change your thinking. While all of the above are conventional means for getting cardio exercise, conventional cardio isn't the only … [Read more...]