Holiday Tips – 2014 Edition

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This is the time of the year where most people get concerned about weight gain. Many people get depressed because they fail to achieve unrealistic holiday goals. They eat their way through the holidays, planning to lose it all after the New Year holiday. Many New Years resolutions have their origins in what happens during the holiday season. What follows are seven awesome … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Get Ripped

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Ask most people and they will agree that they would like to be "shredded" or "ripped" like the people on the fitness magazine covers. I am not talking about bodybuilding magazines, I am speaking of magazines like Shape or Men's Fitness. There are 10 great reasons why you should get ripped and I am going to share those with you today! You will have healthier internal organs. … [Read more...]

My Path to Fitness: An Update

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My path to having a body that looks good has been a long one, but I am on a path that leads to the promised land at the current time. I predicted this a month or so ago when I told you about a change in my training and nutrition. I am no longer just confident that things are going in the right direction, I am 100% certain of my ultimate success. It is an awesome feeling to know … [Read more...]

Planning to Cheat

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Planning to cheat is something that everyone should do. I have been working very hard on maintaining strict nutrition so that I can burn off maximum fat. However, my adviser tells me that I need to have one planned reward meal every week. He has explained the numerous benefits that occur as a result. The fact is that reward meals tend to make me feel guilty. It is a mental … [Read more...]

It Definitely Matters

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It definitely matters. You can't make progress if you don't take it seriously. People plug away and make some serious errors along their journey and then wonder (sincerely) why they have not made any progress. I'm here to tell you that attitude and approach are the key. They definitely matter. The Chatter We've all seen this person at the gym. They come in with a matching … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Paleo Diet

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The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain was a disappointing read for me. I am always quite interested in new approaches to diet and exercise and that is why I got so interested in this book. However, the end result is that I didn't really learn much more than I could have from the web for free. Too Much Information The author spends far too much time trying to convince us that … [Read more...]

Do You Really Try?

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Do you really try to avoid eating the wrong things? Do you really know how your nutritional plan is affecting your physique transformation progress? My answer may surprise you. I doubt that you really try. I believe you think you try, but the reality is that you don't try as much as you think you do. Most people think they stick to whatever program they've chosen. They believe … [Read more...]

Dumbbell Bench Press for Explosive Chest Growth

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The dumbbell bench press can bring about explosive chest growth when added to your chest workout routine. I personally use this movement as substitute to the flat barbell bench press. Dumbbell Bench Press is a Compound Movement The dumbbell bench press is a compound movement like the barbell bench press is. You work the same muscles as well. It is a tremendous mass builder … [Read more...]

Mission Accountability: Weekly Update #1

My Update

Mission Accountability has been going strong, but I have not been getting the accountability I'd like from the people in my social media circles. I even tried running a Mission Accountability contest, but that failed as well. For now I will just go to posting weekly updates here every Sunday. For those who are interested in following my progress, you will be able to do so here … [Read more...]

Unconventional Cardio

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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...]