How to Succeed by Knowing Your Body


You are the only person with the exact hormonal balance and body chemistry that exists in your body. Use this to your advantage by getting to know your body and handling it the way it wants to be handled. There are 3 common areas where knowing your body will help you succeed. Weight Training for Your Body Many people want to follow the cookie-cutter approach to weight … [Read more...]

How an Old Guy Builds Muscle

How an Old Guy Builds Muscle

Building muscle is difficult for old guys. While I personally do not consider myself an "old guy", based upon my current age (47) I am definitely an "old guy" by most people's standards. As such, I have many struggles that younger guys just don't experience. The picture above shows the dramatic progress I've had in just a 3 week period starting immediately after my show on … [Read more...]

How to Use One Arm and Increase Intensity

How to Use One Arm for Intensity

As you know if you read this blog on a regular basis, I am always looking for ways to increase the intensity of my training. I am now a strong believer that the more intense your training the better your results will be. Recently I have discovered how important it is to use just one arm on certain exercises in order to increase the intensity of your training. One area I have … [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...]

Combat the Fat for Quick Fat Loss


Combat the Fat is a workout aimed at burning fat while maintaining lean muscle mass. It approaches things in a different manner, through the use of various types of circuits. Its author, Jeff Anderson, has put out some very good programs in the past, so I expected nothing less from this program. Combat the Fat - The Training The training follows the principles of shortened … [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...]

Mission Accountability


I recently posted a video at Welcome to My Mind (my personal outlet for my thoughts) regarding the difficulties I've had this week gettign my workouts in due to a change in how I am working these days. The video is entitled "Confession" and tells of my plight this week and my plans to handle that plight. Doing the video got me thinking about accountability. I originally got my … [Read more...]

Time to Reload


I am working on getting into great shape. My issue has always been how I eat and the cardio that I do (or sometimes don't do). I've had alot of success with the Stronglifts 5 x 5 workout in 2011. While I still weigh what I weighed on January 1, 2011 (that alone is a victory), my fat percentage is down a full 2% since the start of the year. That is significant because I know I … [Read more...]