Lose Fat & Promote Strength And Muscle!*
Drifting in and out of sleep for most of the night, your routine ran through your mind at times, your pulse raced, you wondered if it would work. Would your skin be dry? Would deep crevices and vascularity be visible like so many days in the last two weeks? Or... would you look soft... ?
You spent months perfecting your body. Now the show is over and a judge is telling you otherwise. Can you handle the truth? You bet. Here's how.
I hear it all the time... I do so much cardio, and my diet and training are so on point, yet I still have this layer of fat covering my abs! What\'s the matter with me? Well... that layer of muscle-masking mess that you might assume to be fat, could in fact be primarily subcutaneous fluid, otherwise known as water weight.
Looks like we've put on a few extra pounds of flab this winter. Did I say a few? Use these 8 simple steps to help you drop the weight you may have gained over the winter season.
The Final 10 Days: Carb loading/depleting, water intake, sodium intake and more. Learn how to put it all together to come in at your fullest, biggest, and most cut ever! Included is exactly what I did to prepare for MuscleMania World.
Bodybuilding is a sport that requires maximal dedication and single-minded determination to achieve the ultimate goal: winning a contest. For the scope of this article we will just discuss the training and presentation of the abdominal muscles...
Preparing for a contest is by far the most grueling and difficult part of bodybuilding. This article goes step-by-step through my Twelve-week preparation for my October 5th, 2002 contest. Hope you can get some tips from it.
Are you one of those women who has to hide an area of dimpled, cottage cheesy flesh? If you said yes, then you're pretty normal. Here is what to do!
There are many techniques and tips that will make arrive at your contest in top shape. I have read many and tried some during my preparation for my last contest. Let's take a look at these tricks.
I was in peak conditioning and confident that day. My dream still eluded me. I was unable to earn my pro status that day. Upon my return from Virginia, the last thing I wanted to do was to begin training or even thinking about competition. I was drained.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) has been getting a lot of attention lately. Making more and more people try it. From what I read and what other people have told me, ALA sounds like a great supplement.
Well the last two weeks have shown promising results. I have lost a noticeable amount of body fat as I am now seeing some chest striations and more of my abdominals. My arms, shoulders, and chest have also increased in vascularity. I have noticed one thing that is troubling a bit though...
If I have a strong believe and the information to prove it, I will say it with full confidence.
If you want to gain muscle, you are going to have to gain some fat; and of course, never do cardio.
Personally, I think that most people that want to lose weight claim that eating healthier is the largest barrier standing in the way of their goal. However, I do not believe that this is due to pure laziness. The lack of knowledge concerning nutrition is what I feel prevents the majority of people from starting or sticking with a diet.
I think that many people are especially interested in this now because summer is basically here and everyone wants to look their best in fewer clothes. There seems to be an infinitely vast amount of diets that address this problem, each one saying that it has the solution.
Without proper nutrition, supplementation and hydration you will make little or no gains and find yourself very frustrated and most likely quit because you won't be seeing any gains.
When it comes to bodybuilding, weight training or fitness the diet is the most important part. However training is a very close second. And when it comes to fat loss there are two vitally important types of training: weight training (anaerobic) and cardio (aerobic).
When you walk out on to the stage this year you hope that you have done everything to be and look your best. From the tips of your rounded shoulders to your crisply defined calf muscles, you hope to have achieved that "complete package".
Striations are mainly, as mentioned before, found in the chest area. Achieving striations combines a few simple exercises and a low body fat percentage.
When it comes to training, some muscles fatigue easier than others. It can be from a number of different things. The burn factor for example: calves just hurt like heck to train- actually, any of your leg muscles burn like crazy, so a lot of people neglect them.
There may be methods that could cause faster and greater fat loss than traditional aerobic training. The answer to this question lies in examining the research of traditional aerobic activity.
I see many bodybuilders that have decent size but far fewer that have size with quality, shape, and detail. Set yourself a notch higher than the average trainer and develop specific, commonly lagging areas fully for a dramatic improvement.
Prepare to make incredible gains!
You know the old saying, variety is the spice of life. That's what I do with my training and I love and look forward to training every single day.
To get really ripped on a short-term, fat-burning diet, raise your protein intake to around 40 percent of total daily calories.
Lose Fat & Promote Strength And Muscle!*