Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Motivation

I don't know you. I don't know a thing about you. I don't know where you come from, where you're going, or why you do what you do. I don't know if we'd get along if we met. But there is one thing that I do know: You are capable of much more than you have been led to believe.

As I am writing this, there are 7 billion people walking and breathing on our humble rock. The overwhelming, vast majority of them will pass through their 720,000 hours like a match struck in the wind. Hardly noticed, scarcely remembered.

Tomorrow, as you go about your day, take your time to look around. Are there a lot of people around? What do you see? You see mediocrity. You see average. You see everything about yourself that you hate, that you fear, but that you have been conditioned to believe is acceptable. Fine. Enough. A good job.

I'm here to tell you that you will NOT settle for what is fine. You will NOT settle for a good job. Fine is for the loser. Fine is for the guy who skipped the last set of his workout because he just didn't feel like it. Fine is for the guy who cheated on his diet because he just couldn't do it anymore. Fine is for the guy who took a nap instead of sprinting around town in a torrential downpour. Fine is for the guy who got the job, but not the one he wanted. That guy made second place. He has never embraced pain, personal sacrifice, or thrown himself into the fires of dedication. Most importantly, and starting today, this guy is NOT YOU.

You are not this person. You are destined for greatness. You have it inside of you, and you know it. You have always known it, you have felt it as a faint thumping in your gut. It is clawing, scratching, struggling to be set free. It needs your help. As long as you hold yourself to the standard of "average," that is all you will ever be. In your dreams you aren't average, so why the FUCK are you settling for it now? What are you not doing right now?

The time to act is now. You will burn. You will suffer. Your demons will not be defeated easily. Every step of the way they will whisper in your ear that you aren't good enough. That you aren't meant to succeed. "Just give up," they will mutter, "you'll never be the best." "NO," you will reply. You will embrace suffering. You will finish that last repetition. You will claw through the agonizing pain, you will destroy the mediocre pussy in your head, you will break boundaries. You will rise above the rest. You will realize your potential.

You are no average man. Now go do what you were destined to do. End of fucking story.

Friday, December 14, 2012

motivtion routine

Break that old routine and create a new one why do you watch tv series, because you're in the routine. The same goes for exercise!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

workout tunes

More workout music to get you pumped and jacked before and during your workout! Breaking Benjamin is one of my favorites to listen to during my workouts.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

music to workout to



  Love this track! Guitars are beyond amazing. Great atmosphere. It really get's me into that workout zone. Hopefully you guys enjoy! Stay tuned for more music, more dieting tips and fitness tips!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

over doing it?

Often people get obsessed with working out and think more is better. Well to tell you the truth it's NOT! Your body will not grow unless it has the proper rest and diet needed to go grow. The body needs at least 24 hours to be fully recovered. The harder your workouts the more rest you need! Also be sure to get all your vitamins and lots of protein! Protein is helps the muscles grow! If your working out and not getting enough protein your muscles will not grow! It's that simple. Get to know your body like a science.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

post workout sugar


Be sure to get your sugar in AFTER your workout! This will help muscles recover and replenish the sugars and nutrients your body lost after your workout. I personally enjoy eating banana's after a hard workout because they are full of B vitamins as well as potassium!




Sunday, November 25, 2012

bicep blow out workout

8 sets of 8 bicep dumbbell curls
8 sets of 8 straight bar curls
8 sets of 8 preacher curls
8 sets of 8 wrist curls



you should feel this workout for sure! your arms should literally feel like there going to fall off and you wont want to move them for a few days. That's when you know you did it right!

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

something to think about

I strive more and more each day to constantly think about my reactions and actions towards every situation and every thought I have, and just how those thoughts and or actions can alter the very core of my being and the future that I will then face. I also think about how these things alter the paths of those around me as well, because we are linked in every way possible to those around us so we must realize this and think before we act or say when dealing with others. Though it may not seem much to us at the time, every little thing we do, say, or think alters not only our futures but those whose lives we touch as well. So let's stop judging one another, let's stop looking at one another different, let's stop dividing ourselves with our religions, political views, races, or whatever, and let's learn to love one another unconditionally as though we would love ourselves for the sake of our children's futures. Let's begin today to stop letting the choices of a few dictate the future of the many, and let's learn to control our hearts and minds using our thoughts for the greater good of every living thing on this planet! Together we can alter our future to a place only few of us could ever dream of, but together it will no longer be just a dream but the reality we all seek from within! I know in your hearts you didn't want to live as you do now consuming everything, destroying everything, stepping on others to get ahead, living with money as our rulers, ect....., but that you wanted to be free, happy, loved, to give love, and to shine from all your hearts from day to day! This is what we really are if we choose, but the choice between fear and love is yours and yours alone! But when making your choices that will alter our futures, remember that you are not alone in your feelings of anger towards all that is going on, you are not alone in your disgust with how things are being ran, you are not along in seeing the hate and lies being spread, and together through our unity through unconditional love we can change all of this! Together we can alter the future of our children, and we can create a better world for them as well. It may never be Utopia, but it can sure be more than it is now with less violence, hate, fear, and greed!

So I leave you with this “My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”
― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
 
 

Friday, November 23, 2012

redline Energy

Be sure to check out redline products at http://www.vpxsports.com  They got great products and great deals this weekend! Pick up redline energy one of there many great products. I personally like to use it before I get my workout in as a pre-workout. It gives you plenty of energy and the rush and energy you need before a workout. Definitely check out this product!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Give Thanks

Hope everyone has had a wonderful thanksgiving! Remember to give gratitude not only on holidays, but everyday! You will feel much better about yourself and towards others. It really sparks a positive mood in the brain. Hope everyone eats plenty and enjoys themselves as well as spending time with family and friends.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

bannanas or apples which is more essential

I personally prefer to eat bananas over apples, main reason is because bananas have more carbs which allows your body to get more energy than from eating an apple. Bananas also have more B vitamins than an apple does which is essential for your diet.

Friday, November 16, 2012

macro nutrients

Q:What does, "hitting your macros" mean?

A:Macros is short for Macro nutrients, which represents "protein, carbs, and fats."

Macro, meaning "large" represents the nutrients you get in large quantities, like protein, carbs and fats; since they're are typically measured in "grams".

Micro(micro nutrients), meaning "small" represents the nutrients you get in small quantities, such as vitamins, since these are typically measured in "milligrams".

Hitting your macros simply means reaching the quantity of macro nutrients you want to consume for the day. This is based on how many calories you want to consume for the day; those calories are broken down into Macro nutrients.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

How to get bigger muscles

If you want bigger muscles you gotta eat more protein it's really that simple. Protein is what makes the muscles grow after workouts. After every workout you are breaking down the muscle. Rest and right diet will replenish the nutrients and muscle.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Question

                                            What is the best lifting exercise?


 In my opinion the best lifting exercise is the dead lift because you are working your legs,core, and arms all in one!

one of my favorite quotes of all time

 "What you do in life echos for an eternity."



Wednesday, October 31, 2012

5 minute ab workout

If you're are short on time, but want to get a solid ab workout in this is for you!


50 continuous leg lifts
50 continuous Russian  twists
50 concentrated situps 
Make the alphabet with your legs 2 sets (DON'T LET YOUR LEGS TOUCH THE GROUND!)
 Your abs will burn and you will feel it in your lower core. This is a quick and easy way to get definition on your lower stomach.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

L-arginine facts



L-arginine is great for pre-workout it's the supplement that is in every pre-workout. This is what get's you those big vascular veins to pop out and gives you the pump you want!  I usually use 3-5 grams several times a day, but don't go over 10 grams. Also don't mix with other amino acids because it may compete with other amino acids. Here is a list of facts  L-arginine is good for!

Health Benefits of L-Arginine in Human Nutrition

  • For reproductive system

  • For sexual performance and sexual health

  • For erectile dysfunction

  • For cardiovascular system

  • For circulation

  • For blood pressure and cholesterol

  • For metabolization of nitric oxide

  • For long term memory

  • For sports performance

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Another amazing day to be alive, to help others, and to be with those you love! Hope all of you had wonder days today, that you were able to spend time with your loved ones, that everything worked out for you, and that you were able to just sit back and enjoy the day a little as well! May you all find peace, happiness, and love everyday of your lives, and know that you always have a friend here that loves you unconditionally!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

where monsters are made!







''Nobody Is Perfect''...that's the excuse LOSERS hide behind when they can't achieve something or give up' cause they rather settle for less in life...
Truth Is everyone goes through difficult periods in life but despite all the negativity, they have the capacity to strive towards personal perfection...
So stop complaining and start working!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Typical meal


Breakfast

4 eggs 
2 cups of coffee
vitamins
 bottle of water

Lunch

8oz chicken
spinach leafs 
watermellon
water

3rd meal/snack

protein bar
coffee

Dinner 
8oz steak or chicken
string beans
water

Before sleep/snack
banana
protein shake
vitamins 

 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

quote of the day

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
-Aristotle

meat head humor


                                        Thought this was kinda funny, Enjoy!
If you chase the world it runs from you.
If you run from the world it chases you.

When a person searches pleasure in worldly things he runs after one thing. And then he thinks there might be more pleasure in another thing, and runs after that. At the same time, his desire for pleasure also increases. In this way, he becomes like a ping pong ball. But when he stops running after pleasure, he develops contentment.






goal planing chart

                    Try this new trick out if you have a lost of interest, or need something to keep you focused.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

dry fit clothing for workouts



this thing is awesome! It absorbs sweat very well when your going through those brutal workouts! Not only that but it's comfortable and flimsy. So you don't feel like your suffocating from the shirt being to tight. I wear mine whenever I go for a run and when I train. It's also valued at a very nice price. Typically other brands are double the price of this shirt! Go and get one for yourself! I promise you wont regret it the next time you are at the gym, or on that long run around the block.

daily motivation

"One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life."

motivational quotes


"He who turns himself into a beast gets rid of the pain of being a man."

Monday, October 8, 2012

motivational quote

"In the gym, inside these 4 walls I'm able to escape into another world to get me far away from here, because I expect to much from me, cause for the longest time I've been throwing my life away." - Brendan Dean

Sunday, October 7, 2012

L-tryptophan


        
 Tryptophan is an amino acid which is not created by the body. We get it through our diets. Tryptophan is often found in poultry. I'll list a few  positives of supplementing tryptophan.

  • It helps your body get more REM sleep which, during this stage of sleep you grow more.
  • it promotes positive mood.
  • Tryptphan helps with carb craving
  • Helps with anxiety and promotes relaxation 
 
                Those are a few tips on the amino acid L-tryptophan. Remember diet the main reason why you feel "good" or "bad" so be sure you are getting what you need in your body! Check out the great products below which contain L-tryptophan if you are wanting to try it out for yourself. I personally supplement L-tryptophan and feel excellent each and everyday!L-Tryptophan 500 mg - ...L-Tryptophan 500 mg - ...$19.63 Nutrasource.com$19.63 Nutrasource.com!

Quote Motivation

I don't compete against others. I am my biggest competition. You may say that means I can never lose, but for me,in my eyes,I can never win... I can train,strive,push & break boundaries but never can I truly win... Because if I did win,I will then have lost... JD 7/10/12

Stay positive

Changing the way you think, will alter the way you perceive things. Thus altering your course in life. Hope you guys all had a wonderful morning and enjoyed a hot cup of coffee. Have a great day!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Are you?

                

                                                     Are you "boss status" yet?

my goal


                                     What's your goal? thought this was pretty funny, need some humor every now and then.  Have a great Saturday everyone.

what it takes to be a bodybuilder


                                                   Do you have what it takes?
Hakeem Andrews is a 20 year old who has been inspired to become a body builder over the past few years. He never really had much size as far as height goes, as he is just five feet seven inches tall and 250 pounds. “I was strong but fat.” He said, he went on to play a year of football at the College of Mount Saint Joseph, but didn’t stick with it. Though he loved the sport he gave it up. Hakeem said he didn’t receive much playing time and was by far the smallest guy on the field considering his position was defensive tackle. That’s when he looked for other sports to get involved in and found body building. He loved weight lifting and felt it was worth a shot to try it. He then began training for one of the local shows in Cincinnati. His first show that he entered in was at Harrison High School on October 20th called Monster Mash. He said it’s one of the greatest experiences ever standing up on stage and posing in front of hundreds of people. “With all the adrenaline flowing and hard work that I put into preparing for this show the feeling is indescribable until you experience it.  At the end of the show though nervous and fatigued he said he placed in the top five at his first competition. He enjoyed every minute of it and went on to compete in several other events throughout the year.

                                                     Nutrition
The nutrition actually plays the biggest part in forming the body. You will see that most professional body builders will say nutrition is 70% of body building and 30% of it is training. Hakeem said “I won’t drink because of the empty carbohydrates and I don’t eat bad or fast food because I eat for health and not for taste.” That’s what people don’t understand is that this sport takes a lot of discipline and dedication. That’s why so few make it in body building; they just don’t have the discipline or dedication to stick with it. Body builders eat a lot of meat because it has plenty of protein. To build muscle you have to put in a lot of protein into your body. To gain weight you have to put more calories in then you burn the process is easy. If you don’t burn the extra calories you will become fat plain and simple. Also, many people will disregard the sport because of steroids, but those men who take steroids are in the gym for weeks, months and for years to be the best body builder that they can be.  
Hakeem said his workouts are brutal. “I do a lot of sets typically six to ten sets of heavy weights. As far as the intensity his workouts are always high intensity. “I don’t quit till the pain says hello Hakeem!”  When cutting Hakeem typically cuts 35 pounds going from 215 to 180. The reason for this is, because you want to bulk then eliminate carbohydrates because carbohydrates store fat. I let my body fat get down to five percent or lower if I can.”

                                                        The Last Week
The last week is the hardest part about body building. This is where the body builder will eat extremely low carbohydrates typically 50 carbohydrates or less. “I’ll drink two to three gallons of water till the day prior to the competition to flush out my system.”  Then Friday I cut water intake at four pm. This is where the body builder goes through a phase called depletion. This means the body builder will take a water pill to get the water out of his or her body. There are natural ways to do it, but typically it is done through pharmaceuticals because it’s cheaper and easier to do.  The nutrition goes for every day, cardio every day, and posing. You have to be in shape for that last day so you have to practice with the posing so you are ready for that competition day without shaking and cramping up. You can’t let anyone have an advantage on you. Unless you have actually trained for a completion it’s really hard to relate to being a body builder. You have to experience it to grasp it. When the body fat gets really low the body goes through a lot of changes. You’re hungry and you can’t sleep, especially if you’re depleting. There are no carbohydrates for energy. So you become very lethargic.  “Sometimes I don’t want to get up and move.” said Hakeem.  The worst thing about being on a diet is not having energy you just get tired of being tired. Sometimes you’ll crave foods, but you can’t eat it if you want to look good on that stage. “I’ve learned to use my mind to my advantage in this stage.” Said Hakeem
                                               Supplementing
Hakeem said he takes a lot of vitamins just to stay healthy and make sure he’s getting everything he needs in his diet.  Also in an email, received from Frank Zane IFBB pro and three time Mr. Olympian he commented on using L-Arginine and tryptophan. Which L-arginine is an amino acid promotes nitric oxide and blood flow throughout the body which helps vascularity. Tryptophan is an amino acids that supports deep sleep which helps muscle growth.  One must be aware that though a title may say its one thing the label can say otherwise. If a supplement isn’t checked by the Federal Drug Administration the company can put whatever they want in it. One must also realize that companies buy out the names that sound similar to steroids to get people to buy them even though they aren’t really steroids. For amateur contests they test for steroids so you can’t take steroids if you want to test clean. Hakeem said “Once you turn pro you can take steroids if you want because International Federation of Body Building does not test.  
                                      One of few
To become pro you have to first start to compete. If one has any desire to be a bodybuilder it’s better to start now than to wait, if you’re ready you should get your experience in as soon as possible. One must choose the IFBB for his or her country, because the rules are different in other countries. If you win your regional contest weight class, or place highly you will be invited to compete in your federations national championships for that year. To earn an IFBB pro card usually the overall champion of the show will receive their pro card, but some federations offer pro cards to the winner of each weight class.
                                          Preparing for an Event    
One must be mentally prepared for the onslaught of events that are going to happen in the world of Pro Body Building.  Though you may be one step ahead of one person you have to be prepared to be behind another and swallow your ego if you lose. The sport is a tough one and is both mentally challenging and demanding, because as the old saying goes if you don’t believe you can do it then you won’t. The body builder depending on who they are will tan in preparation for an event. As one goes into the competition the competitors will put on a bronzing oil to make them look darker. The reason the body builder does this is because the darker the skin tone the more the muscles and veins will show and so the better you will look for your body competition. You may think well I can just put on an entire bottle of bronze lotion and be ready, but the judges look for this and look for actual muscle definition. They want an even amount of lotion they don’t just want a guy with mass body lotion on looking like a piece of burnt bacon on the stage. It must be done right. You have to practice all your mandatories and your poses. “The competitor must know what he’s doing when he gets up on stage, because the judges won’t hold your hand during the procedures.” said Gina Hakes who is an amateur body builder. Lowering your body fat will also help the veins pop out more. The judges look for different things and it varies from show to show. The judges will look for vascularity, size, how lean and cut one is, ripped, how well rounded your body is and they go as far as seeing if one arm is bigger than another .The judging is fierce they  go to an extreme level of judging. It’s very strict and you have to be ready for whatever the judges throw your way.  Therefore, preparing yourself not only physically for the event is important, but also mentally so that your mind will be ready to take on the challenges.
“My goal in bodybuilding just like anyone else in this sport is to become pro. I don’t want to work a desk job to me that would be boring and for the birds. Anyone with a brain can do that, I want to show off my God given body. I want to maximize my body and do what I love to do, workout. I don’t want to be a mindless drone at some job that I don’t really want to be at. As hard as this sport is, and even with all the work involved mentally and physically, this is what I want to do… this is what I want to do.” said Hakeem

motivation

                                                     motivational quote

                                 That 'which is seen' is made by 'that' which is unseen.
 


problem solved

Couldn't agree more with this.

motivation

Be optimistic about what's happening around you and in your life. Though things may not go your way, Try to see them from other perspectives instead of just your own. Don't be selfish, think of what the problem is, is there a solution to the problem and act out to fix the problem. If the problem is of your hands and control then let it go. You can't have everything. The problem will only slow you down and lessen your progress.

Friday, October 5, 2012

from one of my photo shoots


motivation quote of the day

The only way to guarantee failure is to never try at all.

Think about that saying today, and see what it means to you. See where and what you find yourself doing once you fully believe it. Once it's embedded in your mind, you can't fail unless you quit. Stay close to the line, Nourish it.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Daily motivation ACTION

Problems in life. Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons: we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting! That seems simple, but it's true with everyday life. I can think all I want about whatever and get absolutely nothing done. Words then become meaningless without action. Your friend may say let's go to the gym at 6pm. 6PM finally rolls around and you message him saying are you ready to hit the gym. If he says give me a few more minutes or lets go tomorrow. Well that friends words become meaningless, because there's no action. Action is everything in life. You can't be what you want unless you act out!  In a positive way of course. We all know being negative never got us anywhere, so why waste the time and energy on being negative. Now think about what you are going to do, to get tasks and goals done!

workout facts

You need to keep your workouts under an hour. After an hour, your body starts producing more of the stress hormone cortisol, which can hinder muscle growth. So be smart more isn't always better! Have a great workout everyone

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

whats on your mind?

what's on your mind when your in the gym? The only thing you should be worried about his the weight and how you're going to push it up!

Get after it

YOU ARE ONLY ONE WORKOUT AWAY FROM A GOOD MOOD!

Mr. Olympia

Phil Heath takes home his 2nd Mr.Olympia last Saturday. I was really pulling for Kai Greene because he's such an inspiration to me. Phil looked really good though and the Olympia could have definitely of gone either way. They all worked very hard and I can wait to see how next years Olympia will turn out!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Daily motivation

When it all comes down to it, you can only blame the one you see in the mirror. We can't control others actions, but we can certainty control our own. To better ourselves daily to become who we want to see in that mirror. If the mirror is broken, repair it. If the mirror is foggy polish it. Clean it. For it is you.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

daily motivation

In life we are given one body. Build it the way you desire it to look and be. In the gym build your body for yourself, and in the kitchen eat healthy for yourself. This is YOURS no one elses. Be happy, grow and do it for you. It's not selfish. life is yours do what you want go out make planes, make statements. Get things DONE. Set standards, set guidelines, make goals and achieve them! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Motivation

Hell is when you meet the person you could have been.

With that being said, don't let the sweat and hard work go to waste, get it done chase your dream!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Have a cold?

Well guys and girls it's getting to that time of the year where colds and other viruses, are invading our bodies. I've recently have had a cold and have been looking for natural remedies without using over the counter medicine to get rid of the virus.  First things first if you are congested and have a sore throat you should make tea using lemon, ginger, Cayenne and honey. These will help bring the junk out of your chest,throat and nasal cavity. At least it did for me. Also be sure to get plenty of rest as well as vitamin C. Sleep is how your body fights off colds and viruses and lack of sleep is probably how you got it in the first place.
If your looking for something new to fight of a cold this is certainly something to try.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Get IT DONE!


                                  Yesterday = Experience
                                  Today = Experiment
                                  Tomorrow = Expectations.
                            
                 Use your Experience in your Experiment to achieve your Expectations

motivation

Diet is the most important aspect of being fit and healthy. Exercise is second. Period.

There is so much that we can attain in our lives if we put down the self imposed imitations that have been created by others because of our past actions. Be present now and you will receive the present.

the basics of L-Arginine

  is an important amino acid for releasing nitric oxide into the bloodstream, improve the health of the circulatory system and heart, release growth hormone, promote relaxation, and keep blood pressure normal.  L-Arginne is in almost all of your pre-workout drinks, which is what gives you the "pump" you feel during or after your workout. I typically buy the amino-acid seperate from the pre-workouts because it's way cheaper and you usually don't know what else is in the pre-workout drinks.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

motivation

What are the fears stopping you? What is in your way that's causing you not to achieve your goals? The biggest one is the mind, and fear of self.

know your body

Guys that haven't trained natural for long enough usually are not in tune with there bodies enough to get the full effect of cycles (supplements). These are usually the guys that say, I am not sure if its working, or confuse muscle soreness for pain or injury. If you have been training for years natural you basically know your recovery time and you can tell changes in your body that happen like bloat, recovery and intensity that occur just from a bad meal. Being in tune with your body on a natural level will let you get so much more out of using any drug or even dietary supplements.

After having a bad weekend of to much food and drink and too little sleep I can notice my training suffer for days while my body recovers. On the same note I know exactly what to do when trying to recover after said mistake. That took years of fiddling with my body, what I eat and how I train. When people ask you how you look like that and what did you do, you simply say good diet, work out, get sleep rinse and repeat for 6-10 years. That usually throws them off.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Endorphins and exercise

   Exercise decreases the stress hormones such as cortisol and increases endorphins.  Endorphins are the body’s natural feel good chemicals, and when they are released through exercise, your mood is boosted naturally.  As well endorphins, exercise also releases adrenaline, serotonin, and dopamine.  These chemicals work together to make you feel good. 
Endorphins are defined as hormone-like substances that are produced in the brain and function as the body’s natural painkillers.  During exercise, these endorphins are released, and this can produce feelings of euphoria and a general state of wellbeing.  The endorphins produced can be so powerful that they actually mask pain.  Physically active people recover from mild depression more quickly and physical activity is strongly correlated with good mental health as people age.

   

   The best type of exercise for improving your mood is cardiovascular exercises and aerobics.  This is because vigorous exercise helps to release the chemicals necessary for the mood-raising high.  Yoga is also great as it reduces tension and stress while improving the mood.  It focuses on stretching, breathing, and motion that release negative emotions in the body. Feeling blue? Go out and exercise, No one ever regrets a brisk run or a good workout.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Don't waste your time cardio.

Studies have shown that doing 4-6 sprints for 30 seconds at high intensity burns more fat than running for long distances. Be sure that you aren't wasting your time by going over board on cardio. If your doing cardio don't go any longer than 25 minutes.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

triple drop sets

I feel triple drop sets are one of the most effective techniques to take your workouts to the next level. 

Triple drop sets coupled with partner assisted reps will provide maximum overload to the specific muscle group you are working on. If you have not read my previous articles pertaining to bodybuilding workouts, a triple drop set is when you warm up to your maximum poundage, (a weight you can perform for 6-8 reps) which you will do for a given number of reps, followed by a few partner assisted reps.
Immediately after this set you will drop the weight so that you will be able to continue the set for another 4-6 reps, followed by partner assisted reps. The weight is further reduced for your last set of 8-10 reps, followed by additional partner assisted reps. Employing this technique on a few exercises in your workout will increase the intensity of your workout drastically. It's easier said then done so get to it. You will feel a better pump and bigger burn.

Friday, June 8, 2012

L-caritine amino acids (now you know)

L-Carnitine is known to help transport fat into the mitochondria of cells, which can aid in your body’s ability to use energy more efficiently and more rapidly. Recent studies have also shown that L-Carnitine may increase androgen receptors in your muscles where testosterone latches on to in order to facilitate muscle growth and fat burning. The best times to take L-Carnitine are in the morning and right before you workout. Use natural amino acids to burn fat. Don't waste your money on other name brand substances that are way over priced.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Caffeine

All though a lot of people think caffeine is bad for you, It actually has a lot of good qualities and does a lot of great things for your body. Caffeine is a stimulant which actually promotes fat burning, thus why when you buy a fat burner the main ingredient is typically caffeine. Caffeine alone is it's compound form is much cheaper than buying a brand named fat burner which typically sells for 40-80 dollars depending on the brand. Caffeine is very cheap which is found in coffee and green tea. Both of these products are cheap and easy to access without investing a ton of money in a product that your unsure about. So next time you go to GNC or any supplement store read the labels and don't waste your money.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

VPX redline review

Review:
I'm going to keep this short and straight to the point.
To start off this product is amazing! If you ever need a boost or a kick after a long night, just want to have an absolute brutal workout this is the product for you! After you pop the cap and take a swig of redline you will feel the energy! When I'm in the gym I feel very focused and feel like I can go for hours. This is a product that is definitely worth your hard earned cash!
Overall Rating:
10/10
Taste Rating:
10/10

Monday, June 4, 2012

Do you do your cardio before or after your workout? Studies have shown that doing cardio after your workout will promote more human growth hormone and allow you to build more muscle than doing it before your workout. Not to mention you get a better lift since you have more energy and aren't as tired. DUH right? well people tend to do their workout earlier. Though it's good to get a nice run in early before your day starts. It is more beneficial to your body to get it done later after you do your workout. 

Doing (HIT) high intensity training your body also will see much better results such as more fat burning, more calories being burned, and more muscle mass being created. If you do long distance jogs you will not burn as much because your body will get used to the training and develop a tolerance overtime so it will take longer to burn fat and calories. Do what works best for you and what you feel, but personally I have seen much better results from sticking to these simple rules, but everybody s body is different.