I attended FitExpo 2013 in Santa Clara, CA this weekend and had a great time talking with so many positive people such as Herb Dean (UFC Referee), Bella Falconi (Fitness model), and many others. The bodybuilding community is full of motivation, inspiration and support. Three people I was fortunate enough to speak with were Phil Heath (Mr. Olympia 2011 & 2012), Greg Plitt (top fitness model) and Jennifer Delgado (NPC Competitor). Below are a few gems from these professionals that I thought might help others achieve their health and fitness goals.
A trend that's been picking up some steam in the fitness marketing industry is the theory of three different body types: the mesomorph, ectomorph, and endomorph. As the story goes, we are predisposed to align with one of these body types, which I'll briefly describe: Mesomorph - The 'ideal' body type, the mesomorph is an athletic build with broad shoulders, a narrow waist, considerable lean mass and low bodyfat. This type of person will be on the covers of fitness magazines.
Good day, friends! In the world of weight lifting, supplements are everywhere. It's impossible to simply go to the gym without being bombarded by advertisements. Many times, gyms are linked up with a local supplement/nutrition store, adding a sense of ulterior motive to the posters on the walls informing one of the correct amount of daily protein. Here's my view on some of the various forms of supplements promoted in the fitness community:
Good day, friends! After training for a week using the P.H.A.T routine (described in my last entry) I can safely say it is a true form of ass-kickery. For the first time in quite a while, I was thankful for the rest day. Surprisingly, the upper body power workout session I posted earlier proved to be the most difficult. I was expecting leg day to be excruciating (and it was), but it was already somewhat similar to my current leg routine. For the record, the leg power day consisted of the following:
Today I've decided to try out a new routine to blast through some plateaus. After doing some research, I came across an intriguing routine called P.H.A.T Training by Layne Norton (a pretty renowned guy, mostly because he's a bodybuilder with a Ph D)
so pushing it with 7 workouts last week was trully hard, this week i think I have the same, i am really tired and my muscles are exausted. i have to eat a bit more carbs this week to keep up with all this muscle abuse.This week I am going to make cauliflower mashed potatoes, from my nutritionist freind Sunny, and also I will try one new recipe out of my fitness mags, I will let you know which one when i decide.Today will be another rest day, because I need it badly. By tomorrow , Zumba should be a breeze. Have a great Cinco de Mayo, enjoy those cocktails lightly.
Many patrons of the vast majority of newcomers, which can be seen in a rocking chair, not to remember accurately what they do with weights. Common that they are responsible - is to become stronger, to banish fat, and add muscle mass and gain relief.
After a short warm-up, select the load that will perform from 4 to 6 reps to achieve total exhaustion. Perform two sets and note lifting the load and number of repetitions. Then select the load with which you will be able to do 12 to 15 reps before you reach total exhaustion.
Do 2 sets of them, and again, make a note of their achievements. Finally, choose a weight with which you will be able to make a range between 20 and 25 repetitions before you reach the state of total exhaustion. Again, do 2 sets and record the results.
Emerging from Yu (a Tao term for being) assembling with the English word for balance (equilibrium, steadiness) is a philosophical approach to attaining sustainable lifelong wellness. In a culture fixated on instant gratification,