This is what i often tell people who are just starting there fitness journey and try to do too much too soon. Remember this is not just so you can lose a few pounds and fit into your favorite dress or shirt. This is for the rest of your life
Just let me get scientific for a momment. Ther are too types of muscle tone, 1. myogenic - which is what your muscles look like at rest. Either look 'soft' or 'dense' ie ripped. 2 Neurogenic- What you muscles look like when they are moving, like when your are flexing in front of the mirror.
So, to develop these two types of muscle tone, doing high reps with low weights so you can feel the burn is OUT. There is no science or reasearch behind that theory. Heavier weights and lower reptitions are IN.
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Wednesday, March 13, 2013 @ 14:08pm
Start with 6 lunge jumps then go straight into 6 squat jumps. The go straight into 7 lunge jumps( start with the opposite foot forward) then 7 squat jumps. Then 8, 9, 10 without rest. Keep going till you cannot jump no more. My record is 13. Beat that and let me know.
HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY!
Sorry to leave you out of this one guys. Exercising while pregnant has many benefits for mother and baby. Lets stay with mum. Staying strong and fit is important because of the many changes that are taking place physically and emotionally. Also getting mum ready for a safe labour and delivery Here are 2 things girls, that you can use right away.
You can be strong, even if you struggle to gain lean mass or lose fat. You have the ability to get stronger, right now regardless of where your at. Take it form me. I was 6' 2inches and a whopping 145 pounds in my early 20's. With alot of guess work and reading and watching what people do in the gym i am now a strong 180 pounds. Focusing on getting stronger will help with lean mass , fat loss and whatever goals you have. Cause stronger is better. Period.
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If your losing at losing weight, you need to eat more protein. If your looking at gaining some muscle, you need to eat more protein. A good guide is 1 gram per ound of body weight. So if your 210 pounds and want to lose 20 pounds, you will need 190 grams of protein per day. Here are 3 ways to get more into your diet.
Don't let one bad day or one bad meal steer you away from your ultimate goal of being the best you, you can be. Here are some tips to get you to stay on track.
1. Lay out your gyms clothes the night before.That may prevent you from hitting that snooze button.
2. Take a photo of what you are about to eat. You will feel great when your meal looks healthly and guilt you( just a little) if your meal is not so healthly.
This months Mens health mag has a couple moves that trainers hate They are the kipping pullup( if you have not seen it google it.....terrrible), 45 degree leg press(no core strength required) Tricep dip( ouch for you shoulders when done incorrectly).
I like to add a few more, Close grip upright rows- shoulder killer. Crunches done on the floor- low back killer. Ok peeps which ones do you hate? please leave comments below
Posted by Shane Mclean @ Wednesday, March 06, 2013 @ 13:20pm
Did you know it takes quater of a million crunches to strip away a pound of fat from your mid section. Wow! Hardly seems worth the effort right? You here so many do and donts when it come to core training. Here are 3 basic guidelines that governs the core work I and my clients do.