As anyone who’s undergone some serious training for a body transformation will tell you; pumping iron in the gym is the easy part – the hard part is your diet. Diet is just as important, if not more important than what you do in the gym when trying to build muscle mass or lose weight.
The main difference here is that you may spend an hour or two in the gym a day, but you diet 24 hours a day. As you can imagine, the diet becomes the hardest part to stick to as the days and weeks roll by in your training program. With that said, there are certain things you can do thought to make the process a bit easier and start eating right on a routine basis. Continue reading →
Do you eat clean? If not, don’t expect to see the same results in the gym as those who do.
It’s that simple. If you aren’t feeding your body what it needs to pack on muscle, lose fat or whatever it may be that you are trying to accomplish, then a lot of that hard work you are doing in the gym is going to waste.
I always hear people complaining about how expensive it is to eat clean (healthy). While eating clean can be a bit pricey if you don’t know what you are doing, it’s really not all that bad.
Do you ever look over to the free weight section in your gym and wonder what everyone uses them for?
I used to do that too, until I learned how effective they can be.
Once I learned how to use free weights and implemented them into my workout effectively, my gains improved dramatically. After just 1 month of using free weights in my routine my max went up on all my lifts, especially my bench max. But more on that later.
So lets break it down, what exactly are these magical free weights and why is it so important for you to use them?
Do you have a sweet tooth? Ever have a late night craving for some fast food?
You probably answered yes to at least one of those questions and that’s fine. Sometimes you just need a candy bar. However, if your even semi health conscious you’ve probably wondered at some point about the nutritional value of the food in your pantry or how bad that cheese burger really is for you.
A lot of times those nutrition labels on the back of food packaging seem like a foreign language and don’t actually tell you the facts. Sometimes they are even plain deceiving.