Muscle Dysmorphia is defined as a disorder that deals with obsession over the perceived muscularity of one’s body. Simply, it is the psychology that one’s body is too thin and not muscular enough. Essentially, Muscle Dysmorphia (M.D.) is the male reverse counterpart to female Anorexia nervosa. It is categorized as a branch of obsessive compulsive disorder and is VERY COMMON in today’s gyms and society…much more than we think. I will admit that some define M.D.
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.
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,
Now a days, it seems like people work countless hours at the gym or even video games to help lose those pounds or to tone up. But they always seem to find reasons to whine and complain about it, especially that they want to be home, well maybe calisthenics, resistance training, dynamic tension, isometrics can be a problem solver. These body weights for you (or prison workouts, which people love to hear) can be more beneficial or even more strengthening than the traditional weights, equipment or classes that you can take.