Monthly Archives: November 2015

Don’t Be This Person When You Go Workout

As I was recently working out this past weekend, I had an idea and something that I wanted to mention to all of the readers out there. I was watching someone who was a talker. Now with this, I mean that he was constantly pestering everyone in the gym, luckily I was able to avoid him. Perhaps for the better future etiquette for everyone I wanted to talk about a few of the things that no one should be doing in the gym, like ever. The first one is to be sure to please have some hygiene.

If you have ever been in a gym next to someone who is maybe not wearing enough deodorant or maybe hadn’t showered that day, you know what I’m talking about. The smell of body odor lingers throughout the gym and all it takes is one person to completely fill an entire weight room with that smell. Even thinking about it grosses me out and it should gross you out too. Guys and girls, be sure to make sure that you’re wearing fresh and clean clothes and are not emiting any kind of bad smells. I am not saying for anyone to load up on any kind of cologne or perfume but just maybe go for a neutral smell. No one else in the gym wants to bring that in and it is really nasty to think about. Another thing I hate is cell phones in the gym.

 

Now, I do bring mine with me and I’m sure most of you do. Bringing them into the gym is not the concern, it is actually only an issue that depends upon how much you use it while you are working out.  I have seen too many cases where I’m waiting to get on the machine and someone sending out a text or taking a call right there. Get out of my way, I want to lift, I pay for a monthly membership and I should not have to deal with someone who is simply hogging up the machine that they are not using. I am not normally an impatient man and if someone is lifting up the machine I need, I have no problem waiting for them to finish. It only becomes a major concern when that person is doing something that they could do literally anywhere else. I don’t know about you all, but when I go to a gym I go there to work out not to socialize on my phone, something that could be done anywhere. No, I am not just talking about the cell phone users out there but also people who maybe do too much human interaction at the gym. Just like at a grocery store, when I am waiting in a line or waiting to do something please don’t take up the entire space talking to someone. You could talk to someone anywhere in the gym and I don’t understand why it has to be at a station I need to use. One thing I wanted to know being that it is almost that time of the year, get ready for this to happen a lot more as more New Year’s resolution people come into the gym. I don’t mean for this to come off as overly cranky, just wanted to kind of speak my peace with an issue or issues that I feel a lot of you probably agree with.

Bigger Muscles or More Definition: The Struggle is Real!

This is a common struggle with that many men, if not all, will have while they are lifting weights. Do they want to be more bulky or overall and have more mass? Or do they want to not be as bulky but have extremely defined muscles and more definition overall? It is something that you’ll have to figure out as you begin to start your weightlifting journey. For some people they are genetics play a part in how their body looks and they will go with what feels easier.

For example, I am someone who puts mass on easier than others, but at the same time, I look less defined I just look bigger over all while still muscular. I have other friends that will not be as big but his muscles are more defined. It is just something that each category in this discussion has its own pros and cons over. However, that is all to say that it is completely up to genetics. There are actually certain workouts we can do that will give us the body that we want, or at very least help in the process of doing.

For Those Wanting More Definition: Lift Lighter but Longer!

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Let’s start out with if you’re someone who is wanting to put on more mass an hour and is less concerned about definition. For these people, be ready for high repetitions of lower weight. Now this isn’t to say that your muscles will still not fatigue, the stuff that we will not be easy to do. You will be able to lift with lower weights be also be doing higher reps which is it which is putting your muscle in a state of growth over strength. This is crazy to think because you could be the bigger person but someone smaller than you could easily be much stronger, which isn’t always great for the ego. Something else that you want me to be doing is to be eating a large amount of calories preferably protein as you will need to really pack on the muscle and eat more. If you were not eating enough calories throughout the day you’re simply not going to be able to pack anything on. The workouts that burn the calories will have brand what you eat and are out today giving your body literally nothing left to add onto.

For Those Wanting More Mass: Lift Heavier but for Less Time!

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If you are someone who is looking to be stronger and R and would rather just pack on pure mass as a post any definition, this would be the thing that you need to do. You will be needing to lift heavier amounts of weight but the good news is is that you don’t have to lift as much as the people in the first group. By doing this you may not be the biggest guy in the gym but you’ll probably be able to pick him up and throw them through a window, if you wanted to.

Prohormones: Friend or Foe in the Gym?

Do Prohormones Really Make You Stronger?

At nearly every gym (be it one at home or public), everyone is wondering what is really the best supplements out there to get stronger. After all, wouldn’t you want to use something that could get you much faster results? Believe me, if there was something that I could take to get through boring meetings or traffic, I would love it. The good thing is that for those of us who are looking to get stronger, there are many ways to do it.

When we look at supplements that are certain ones that work great and others that don’t. As far as categories go, the big two are steroids and prohormones. These are known as the supplements that mostly aren’t really even available anymore. Because of this, we have to look at what is left and that would be the safer alternatives. These alternatives are supplements that are going to be made to be LIKE those other supplements without actually being them.

This is great for people who are looking to get in the best shape possible. This video covers a supplement that is an alternative to the now banned prohormones. If you wanted to try or have tried prohormones and want to replicate those results, I highly recommend getting your hands on this. Made up of four different supplements, you will be able to get that body that you want as four different supplements are getting everything they way that they need to be within your body, very cool stuff.

Now, for the results, as it is from people who have actually tried prohormones in the past, they really do work. However, you have to be sure that you are getting the right ones. You will pack on weight very quickly with these, so be warned. When I used my first prohormone that has long since been discontinued, I was putting on a pound a day by just sticking with my normal weightlifting and diet regime (that wasn’t really that strict anyway). As a said before, prohormones themselves are now discontinued, so I recommend you try something out mentioned in that video in this post. It is going to be the next best thing that we all have at the moment, as more and more innovations begin to plum up in the supplement and sports nutrition industry.