Monday, October 28, 2013

mens physique prep

As some of you know I competed in my first men's physique show this past weekend. I had no idea what to expect besides from the youtube clips that I had watched endlessly to get an idea of what actually goes on at a show. Though I didn't place I learned a lot from the experience. It's not about being huge, but lean body mass and technicality of your poses. It's important to do more poses and try to keep a relax state with locked abs. Physique isn't about showing off massive muscles. I did my spray tan the day before the show to avoid the rush in the morning of getting it done at the show. I went with what is called blackout which gave me a very nice color and it wasn't runny like some spray tans do. The show's are also very long and drawn out so if your planning on doing one be sure to bring things to do or work on because your only on stage for about 10 minutes if that total. Then the rest of the time is sitting around waiting for other parts of the competition to get done. We had a 4 hour break in between our the pre-judging and the night show which I thought was crazy. I'm not sure if other competitions do that or if it was just the show That I went to. As far as dieting the last week I did pretty low carbs kept it around 100. Then the day of the show I carbed up ate a lot of brown rice to fill out. Also ate some fruit before going on stage to help dilate veins. All in all there's not one way of doing a show and prepping for it. The best way to get ready for one is to practice your poses that's more important than having more size. If you don't have the poses down and don't know which angles you look good at you will lose it doesn't matter how ripped you are or how good you look. The other thing to keep in mind is go with what you know. Don't change your routine because someone else is doing it differently. It's more important to be confident and go with what you typically do so you don't mess up. And even if you do mess up so what at least you had the balls to go up their and compete which so many people will NEVER do. I think that takes a lot of courage to go up there and show off your body to a crowd no matter how you think body looks. At least YOUR doing it. No one can take that away from you. Just go out there and have fun and if you don't place so what? There's tons of other shows that you can go to and prove yourself at.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

building the chest

The first thing people want to do when they hear about working out the chest is bench press. Yes, bench press is a nice way to build your chest muscles, but the more variation of exercises you do the better. A solid chest workout consists of dumbbell bench press because it gives more focus on the pecs and helps with your balance and keeping the weight stabilized. Another is incline bench, incline bench focuses more on the inner pecs. Cable cross overs are another good exercise to do. your flexing your pecs and moving the arm motion helps build the entire chest muscle. Another good exercise for the chest is dumbbell fly's. Dbell fly's will risk you to injury because of the range of motion but, it works the chest far more than cables and other chest exercises because of the motion. just standard push ups is also great to add to your chest workout for more endurance and just an overall old school way to build your chest. People often leave push ups off their routine, but after a brutal workout push ups are a great way to end it.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The benefits of Meditation

Mediation is something that a lot of society today has gotten away from. Mediation allows you to clear your mind from all of the crazy stuff going on in your life and just get away from the continuous bombardment of ads and other useless garbage that people sell us with. Mediation is simple and it only takes 30 minutes of your time to get it's "full effects" I enjoy mediating every morning when I wake up. I typically do my stretching routine and then relax and close my eyes. Sometimes I'll play frequencies or relaxing music to help relax, but I think it's better to be alone with your thoughts. It appears today that we have a problem with facing ourselves and that's why we listen to music, TV and whatever else you want to add to the list to get away from ourselves. The problem is you will have to face yourself and your thoughts sooner or later. Might as well as cope with them what you don't like and what you like and mix them together like a painting to create what you want. Mediation is often linked to the Buddhist religion which is purely self and spiritual. People tend to rely on false people as "Gods" and blame "Gods" for their problems. God has turned into a scape goat in many ways. If that's what you have to do that's fine there's nothing wrong with believing in "God" but get in touch with yourself before you seek others in guidance. Give it a try and see how it helps you with stress and the craziness in your life.

Be what you want to be, do what you want to do, speak to who you want to speak to. The only thing holding you back is yourself you can't set limits. When there's limits then there's doubts.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

6 Facts about L-Glutamine

1. Protein synthesis, as any other of the 20 proteinogenic amino acids

2. Regulation of acid-base balance in the kidney by producing ammonium

3. Cellular energy, as a source, next to glucose

4. Nitrogen donation for many anabolic processes, including the synthesis of purines

5. Carbon donation, as a source, refilling the citric acid cycle

6. Nontoxic transporter of ammonia in the blood circulation

Glutamine aids in the healing process of the muscles. It's an amino acid very popular with bodybuilding and athletes alike. After workouts your body needs to repair it's self and unless your eating a lot of chicken, eggs, spinach etc. You probably aren't repairing your muscles thus why it's good to supplement it. I've seen studies where bodybuilders would take up to 35 grams of glutimine, but you have to realize how brutal most of their workouts are. So their glutimine levels will deplete more than an average person's workout.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

L-arginine AKG

What is AAKG?
Arginine alpha-ketoglutarate (AAKG) is a salt of the amino acid arginine and alpha-ketoglutaric acid. It is marketed as a body building supplement. Nitric oxide supplements usually contain arginine alpha-ketoglutarate, which purportedly increases and maintains a high level of nitric oxide in muscles. In theory, the production of nitric oxide from the supplemental arginine promotes vasodilation (dilation of blood vessels, which in theory may make you look vascular [veiny]), which increases blood flow, oxygen transport, and delivery of nutrients to skeletal muscle during resistance training. This purportedly results in dramatic increases in muscle size and strength.

I've used L-arginine and have good results so I decided to try the other form L-arginine AKG. so far so good. The 1st day of use It gave me really dry mouth. I could drink a ton of water and the dry mouth just wouldn't go away, but after the next few days of use I didn't get the dry mouth so I think it was my body adjusting to the new form. AKG definitely helps with nitric oxide for workouts. Arginine is the main ingredient in most pre workouts, but if you buy it in free form it's WAY cheaper than spending 40 bucks a pop on a pre-workout that is nothing but sugar and caffeine with a few grams of arginine. I notice myself getting stronger and having more endurance during my workouts. Veins are also looking very nice and sharp.

Friday, October 11, 2013

keeping a thin waist

Instead of stuffing your face for 3 meals spread out your meals and eat LESS! If you make 4-6 meals and cut back the amount of food you typically eat in one sitting and space it out instead, you'll see major improvements in your body. At first sense your accustomed to eating heavily for three meals your going to feel more hungry, but as you continue to move towards the 4-6 meals eating style your body will adjust towards the new diet. The mainstream eating habbit(s) has made the country over weight and fat, Clearly there needs to be a "change" in the diet and the way we eat. Of course the people who promote these eating habits don't care because it's more money in their pocket. This doesn't mean you can't cheat from time to time, but eat according to what you want in life. If your getting your chicken and protein from a fast food joint don't expect a 6 pack and stellar vlines. START TODAY! Don't wait a week or keep putting it off. The more you wait the longer it's going to take to get the beach body you want. Just do it now!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

How to speed up your metabolism

Green tea extract speeds up the metabolism and gives healthy anti oxidants through the body. Studies have also shown that it can help prevent cancer. The caffeine will help you stay awake throughout the day and boost your metabolism to another level. 1 capsule is the equivalent of 5 cups of coffee without the bitter taste and brown teeth. Give it a try and see if it fits to your dietary needs. Definitely a worthy product to tryout.