Monthly Archives: December 2015

Fixing the Problems of Being A Hardgainer

If you are wanting to begin the journey to getting a better body, you might find it difficult if you are what is known as a hard-gainer. This would be someone who has a tougher time than others when it comes to gaining muscle or weight, in general. I feel that the whole concept of being a hardgainer is something that too many use as an excuse, there are ways to fix this and being someone who has a hard time gaining muscle for you will be a thing of the past.

Fixing this issue does not have to be something that is impossible. If you are tired of being small, there are so many ways to fix this. One of the main things that I would recommend is by getting those extra calories in liquid form. For me, during the summer months, I will find it so hard to eat as much as I do in the winter. Sometimes, I can also find that I am too busy to go through the work of preparing a healthy meal so I might go for something a little quicker that is already made for me. I think that you might be able to see where I am going with this, making those poor nutrition choices can lead to me gaining a whole bunch of fat. Even worse, I am not someone who has a big appetite normally, so this can cause me more headaches too. One great way that I can be in the position to gain more weight on my frame is by having some meals in the form of a protein shake. These shakes are super easy to make and can be prepared quickly.

In addition to that, I am someone who avoids breakfast. This is not the best thing for me but eating a meal first thing in the morning just has no appeal for me. While protein will play an important role in how much muscle that you can end up gaining, for hardgainers, you will need certain amounts of fats as part of your new meal plans. Higher amounts of calories when added to a weightlifting program, will lead to the gains that you desire. If you want to pack on size to your frame, over strength, stick with the kind of lifting techniques that will focus on size over strength. Sure, you might not be the strongest person in the gym but by using higher reps over higher weight, you will sure start to look like one. Consider being the kind of person that it is hard to pack muscle onto as a challenge and not a reason to avoid working out.

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By doing this, you will notice that you will end up packing on some serious size within weeks. Yes, it will take some time to be one of those people who are able to add some mass but it will be worth it. I was a hardgainer for the longest time until I took the proper steps in order to make some big changes. Sure, it was hard work and it did take some time but rest assured that it is worth it. By putting in the right amount of work, you will always get the right results that you need to have. You will love your new way of life and the process of soon becoming an easy gainer!

Battling Those Internal Struggles That You Aren’t Strong Enough

Some people might laugh when they hear the term manorexia, but they shouldn’t. This is something that was thought to have been hard to understand, at first, but there has been more and more people suffering from this, as times goes by. I, myself, definitely feel like I have had this problem almost every other day. Please allow me to go ahead and discuss this in a little bit more detail, so you can understand more about this condition. What this term is, is something that is used to describe a man who does not feel that they are not big and muscular enough the term may should familiar because it is a play on words about anorexia, another serious condition which give people the opposite thought, that they are not small enough.

This has been something that has been going on and can affect anyone that workouts, from new lifters to the most experienced bodybuilders. My own personal experiences started when I first hit the gym. I, of course, started weightlifting because I felt that I was too seal and I wanted to grow those big muscles and get huge. I had thought that maybe after the first couple months of weightlifting, that this feeling would go away, but it never really has. Sure, I am aware that I am bigger now, after many years of weightlifting, then when I first started. However, it doesn’t mean that I feel satisfied fully with the progress that I have made. From time to time, I will still think that I am still skinny, almost to the point of how I looked before I had touched a weight. Luckily, I do have people around me that reassure me that I do look much bigger than when I first started going to workout. This kind of positive reinforcement is good to have around you and it helps to make those bad days much easier. Something else that I started doing and recommend that you do would be to take progress picture. This may sound a little weird, but it is one of the most definite ways to have proof of something, is it not? By having these pictures around and reading about my press over time, it was easy to watch myself get bigger and have proof that I was not getting skinnier or smaller. Maybe it is a mind trick, or something to that extent, but I also find that taking measurements of my muscles and keeping some sort of log or journal can really help erase those bad feelings which we all get.

Remember, if you are currently suffering from this, I am with you. Although there could be a lot worse things that we can suffer from, this is something that is still very serious to the people who suffer from it. It is just tough for others to be on the outside looking in and understand the issue, which is a common misconception that can happen with anything. I wanted to speak to whomever is dealing with this right now. Be sure to keep positive people around you, track your progress with pictures, as well as documenting your results in some sort of journal or log. These positive steps can really help you when you feel that this condition is starting to set in. Do not let false feelings control your life, take the power back for yourself.

Has Anyone Else Tried Fat Gripz?

So, recently, I decided to try out something new for my workouts. Now, I am a bit of an old school guy myself, so I was skeptical of what this product would really do. After, I opened the box that these things came in, I decided to read up on them a bit first. I probably should have done that before I got them, but what can you do? Anyways, these products are called Fat Gripz and are designed to fit over your barbells or dumbbells.

These products force you into a wider grip when you perform your exercises. To most of you, this still might not make sense as to why this is so important. Believe me, I felt the exact same way that you did, until I read up a little more about this product. Apparently, most of us really suffer from some strength imbalances that we are most likely not aware of. These strength imbalances lie below your biceps, yes, I am talking about your forearms. As we lift weights, we usually aim to work out and grow the more important parts of our physique.
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It is sad that so many people will exclude their forearms from any specified exercises. Even though, it is usually seen as an afterthought in the gym, neglecting your forearms has probably already had its bad effects on you. The Fat Gripz come in and will aim to fix these strength imbalances by putting a more balanced weight load over the entire arms, including the forearms. One thing that I heard before trying this product was to be prepared to check my ego at the door.

A good rule of thumb with this product is, the lower you set your weights to use this, the more this product will work for you. I had to take my weights down to a noticeably lower amount and knew that my forearms were probably pretty weak, I assume. It really is a completely different kind of workout when you are using these things. I felt an intense burn throughout my entire forearm area while performing my normal weightlifting routine.

The people who mentioned checking your ego at the door, they were certainly right. I was shocked to see just how much more intense my workouts were getting. As for progressing with this product, you will probably increase weight at the rate that you would normally. Some people have mentioned being able to use them in a sort of one workout on and one off schedule. I have yet to try this because I would think that there might be some hidden risks associated with weightlifting this way.

I really do have to say that the results that I got with these grips were really good. I began to notice that my forearms were growing at a really good rate.  I even managed to get a few compliments here and there on how much bigger I was getting. These products are fairly inexpensive and durable, even thought they are made of rubber. One thing that I was worried about was how well they would hold up after repeated use, I am happy to report that after months of use, these bad boys are still going quite strong. Although they are a bit dirtier now, they have lost no strength or hold at all!

The Amazing to Watch IWF Championships – Records Set Everywhere!

If you were able to check out this amazing event recently, you probably know where this is going. It truly was a spectacle to be able to watch. If you had not gotten the chance to see it, I am happy to fill you in on what all has happened. This is an international tournament with hundreds of weightlifters arriving to compete, from countries all over the world. Although every participant put their all into this competition, most of the news concerning this tournament is coming from the women athletes.

The women weightlifters were truly at the top of their respective game, as was shown by the majority of the broken records occurring here. There was even an amazing story that was told about a lifter from North Korea who had tragically gotten injured during the tournament. However, after that had happened, she still went on to place second. This is really a standout achievement alone, when considering her injury, it really astonishing to think about.

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I am someone who will slightly have some muscle soreness and miss a workout. When you look at the toughness and grit of this particular athlete, I really begin to feel much more motivated to push through those tough times. I think that we all can take this as a lesson, I am not saying that people should keep going after an injury. However, I am saying that you should always try to be better than you think you are. This way of thinking and living can truly begin to change the way that your live happens.

Although Asia stood out as the mostly dominant continent, America still looked good at the competition and placed very well. If you did not get the chance to see this competition, be sure to try and watch it. I am not sure where or if any replays will be happening, so I have no further information about that. We even saw some other athletes perform exceptionally well, Om Yun Choi was able to set a 171kg weightlifting record, beating his own previously set record by 1kg. Needless to say, everyone was ready to shine and I really feel that they did throughout this amazing tournament.

Although there were some favorites that could not appear due to not being able to compete, due to injuries, there were countless others who were at one hundred percent. All of the amazing performance that I saw make me wonder where this tournament will begin to head. All of the records that were broken at this year’s event really help to paint an interesting picture of how much the athletes will have to do in order to have a shot at breaking some records.

I always try to catch this tournament when I can, and was so glad that I was able to see it this year. What a year it has been for professional weightlifters out there. With all of these records being broken, I curiously await to see what records we can expect to see broken at upcoming tournaments. I wanted to also quickly talk about Russia’s performance in this event. The Russian athletes actually placed first for men’s overall, and with the amazing level of talent that they had it is easy to see why this happened. I am already getting excited for the next IWF tournament.