Foods For Better Attitude And Mood - Absolutely, say some dietitians and researchers. "The link between food and mood is becoming much more known in a lot of ways," says Lynn Smith, a dietitian who helps patients use dietary changes to wean themselves off anti-depressants or avoid going on them. ....Read More
Raw Is Better - What is the latest food trend that is catching on like wildfire in many healthy circles? Well it's not new, it's actually been around for centuries. It's called RAW eating! Proponents of the RAW lifestyle insist that in order to take full advantage of all the vitamins, minerals and enzymes in food it's best to eat it in as close to a raw state as possible. ....Read More
Are You Walking Fat Away Really? - With obesity and disease increasing dramatically, many fitness experts are recommending walking for weight loss and fitness. Some are even going so far as saying that walking is the best way to burn fat and lose weight. I strongly disagree with this and am going to show you why walking is NOT effective at burning off body fat. ....Read More
Top 3 Eating Tips For Female Bodybuilders - Most people don't eat often enough to get as lean and trim as they would like. Let's think of your metabolism as a burning fire. Ok, what is your metabolism? The term: resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the number of calories your body burns at rest to carry out typical body functions like breathing and pumping blood. ....Read More
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Staying Motivated - Staying motivated with your weightlifting or fitness routine is key. Have you ever started a fitness program and then quit? If you answer yes, you're not alone. Many people start programs but stop when they get bored or results come too slowly. ....Read More
You Gotta Find The Time - Some tips and advice to help find the time to workout, keep fit, or simply reach your desired weight goals. The key is finding an activity that you enjoy and that meshes with your schedule and lifestyle. If you like your exercise of choice, you'll view it as a necessity, not an option. ....Read More
Eating And Gaining Muscle Mass - A good article about eating while you pursue your bodybuilding desires. For so many people, the only real 'weight problem' is about losing it. If you want to add weight, you won't get much sympathy from anybody. They'll just tell you how lucky you are, that you shouldn't be complaining and that they wish they had your "problem". ....Read More
The Bodybuilding Diet - Your diet while you workout and train is very important and we have some good advice for you from the experts. A good body building diet is designed to build muscle while eliminating fat. It places a lot of emphasis on high protein foods and complex carbs. People are expected to have a workout routine while on this diet as well, so that they can burn the massive amount of calories this diet allows. ....Read More
Dangers Of Excess Body Fat - This article speaks for itself about body fat and its possible dangers. Being overweight can become a matter of live and death. People who are overweight and obese are more likely to develop a number of potentially serious health problems. Also, the overall risk of death increases with obesity. ....Read More
Everything Steroids - Anabolic-androgenic steroids are man-made substances related to male sex hormones and can be fatal. Anabolic refers to muscle-building, and androgenic refers to increased masculine characteristics. Steroids refers to the class of drugs. These drugs are available legally only by prescription, to treat conditions that occur when the body produces abnormally low amounts of testosterone. ....Read More
Explosive Routine - Now you can get ripped fast with this all out no hand barred routine which combibes our favorite bodybuiling sets and cycles with our famous high grade pure Tribulus which gives true gains as good as dangerous steroids without the harmful side effects. ....Read More
Weight Loss Programs - Very nice write-up about weight loss programs and if they are for you. Choose the right program the first time and stick to it. Weigh loss is possible for anyone but you gotta have the right mental approach. Set your goals small at first and then keep raising the bar. You will see results I promise. ....Read More
Eating Healthy - Bodybuilders and fitness freaks (like me!) have to eat good or all our work could just go down the pooper. Perhaps one of the most asked questions in bodybuilding is "how can I get abs?" closely followed by "I need to lose some weight around the waist. What do I do?" The funny thing is that people think that exercise alone can help them achieve this. ....Read More
Creatine Explained - It is believed that 95 - 98% of the creatine in our body is stored in our muscles. The remaining about 2- 5% is stored in various other parts of the body including the brain, heart and testes. A new high grade creatime with micronized "high grade" concentrated particles has finally been released and is for sale at some health shops and also online at www.creablast.net. ....Read More
Take Care Of Those Sore Muscles After Working Out - Painful muscle aches and soreness is all part of the game. If it don't hurt then you ain't doing it right. Most bodybuilders assume sore muscles are part of the deal - like hangovers! But muscle strain doesn't have to be part of your holiday says MuscleEnhancers.com's editors. ....Read More
Choosing The Right Health Club - How to choose the right health club and weight training gym the first time. Don't waste your hard earned $$ on something that sounds good. Family, friends, co-workers and your doctor can be good sources of information. You can also look for an IHRSA member club in your area on the Internet at http://www.healthclubs.com, or by calling IHRSA at 1-800-766-1278. A list of membership eligibility standards is also available on the web site. ....Read More
Choosing The Right Personal Trainer - How to choose the right fitness trainer the first time. Don't waste your hard earned $$ on something that sounds good. Personal trainers can be costly and become useless vacuums if you choose the wrong one. ....Read More
Inspirational Bodybuilders Message - Click here for an inspiring message. Sometimes a simple messsage can help get us off the straight and narrow rut and back into our exciting fitness routines. Smile and lift more guaranteed. .... Read More
Machines - Article on some of the machines we use for weight training. The fitness industry is worth billions of dollars nowadays, and guess what? There are many greedy hands trying to snatch their share of the loot. Hucksters are found aplenty in the supplement industry and the home exercise-machine business, no need to go into that discussion again, but what about the obviously inane weight-training machines being pushed today? .... Read More
Bodybuilding - Great bodybuilding back to basics article. Don't get caught up in the training routine's that the pros put out in the magazines, those will only lead to over-training. Remember these guys are on steroids and have all day just to lift, eat and rest, they don't have to go through 7 plus hours of school and all that other junk we have to do. .... Read More
Tips For Female Bodybuilders - Most people don't eat often enough to get as lean and trim as they would like. Let's think of your metabolism as a burning fire. Ok, what is your metabolism? The term: resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the number of calories your body burns at rest to carry out typical body functions like breathing and pumping blood. .... Read More
Rest And Exercise - Another great article about working out and getting the rest our body oh so needs. Using the 1-legged squat as an example, begin by performing this exercise for as many ultra-strict repetitions as possible within a 10 second time frame, Now rest for exactly 10 seconds; after the 10 second rest, immediately begin to perform some more 1-legged squats for 10 seconds, then take another 10-second rest.... Read More
Fast Muscle - In weight training, there is a variety of exercises that one can choose from to sculpt the body of your dreams. Results in bodybuilding or body sculpting are generally measured in body composition changes; increased muscle mass or tone, depending on the goal, along with decreases in body fat. The speed at which such changes are acquired depends on the training protocol used, the nutrition plan followed and the amount of rest (good night sleep) that the trainee gets.... Read More
Over 100 Tips And Tricks - To be a bodybuilder or even better, a good or successful bodybuilder you require certain things to have and do to get the best gains and carry on going right through your career and be successful. Below are 10 needs in Bodybuilding in order to be successful. These won't be saying you must do a certain exercise to do or a supplement to take.
Intense Bodybuilding - In order for your muscles to grow, you have to stimulate them with a high intensity training stress and then allow them to move through the three phases of the recovery process.... Read More
Working Out Break Peroids - There is a lot of controversy in the fitness field with regard to frequency of weight lifting. The definition is the easy part. The proper frequency of weight lifting sessions is to workout, allow enough time for full recovery to take place, along with muscle and strength increases, and then workout again.... Read More
More Bodybuilding Tips - If you're frustrated with your muscle gain or fat loss goals, I sympathize with you completely, and understand exactly what you are going through. I worked out for years before finally figuring out the correct ways to build muscle and lose fat.... Read More
Back To Basics -To develop proper weight lifting programs, you need to know a few things before you get started. If you want to compete in powerlifting contests your weight lifting routine will be much different than if you are an athlete who competes in the 100 meter dash.... Read More
Great Mass Building Plan - The first week of the routine will be a three days per week full body program. You can workout Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.... Read More
Common Fitness Myths - Strength and fitness programs should be based on sound scientific evidence. Unfortunately, many people fall prey to the latest fitness craze in an effort to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Sticking to the basics will more times than not give you the best results.... Read More
Proper Technique Is #1 - Weight training has become very confusing with lots of contradictory advice, techniques and ideas that it becomes very hard for anyone to know what to do. So here are some weight lifting techniques to help you get focused on what you need to do.... Read More
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Workout Better Now - Making the Most of Your Workouts - the Smart Way! We all go to the gym for one reason and one reason alone - to lift...The end that is in mind for all this lifting is also the same for all of us: To grow. Without proper lifting and hard work in the gym, you won't grow. More importantly without proper nutrition you won't grow.... Read More
Choosing The Perfect Gym - Just like your car/mate, it is true that finding the gym you are truly compatible with may take a bit of time. Not every first try is a perfect fit. To make it last, you must first know the entire gym, inside and out. You must know the weight equipment, the cardio machines, the various classes, and the flavor of clientele. You must know it and know it well. Otherwise, your gym/patron relationship could be quickly heading for the rocks.... Read More
Choosing The Perfect Gym 2 - Make a List Trying to choose a gym to join? Make a shopping list. To help your gym selection, make a list of the things that are important to you, for instance, location, price, classes, swimming pool, hours, equipment, parking, child care, crowds, clientele, trainers, etc. List those items down the side of the page and the gyms across the top, then check off which ones have what features. You may find it's easier to choose a health club when you can see the alternatives in table form.... Read More
Sets And Reps - A workout consists of exercises, which may include cardiovascular (such as jogging), flexibility-based (stretching), stability-based (control drills Ė such as working out your rotator cuff), or anaerobic (strength training, such as the bench press). Working with weights involves choosing a number of different exercises and then performing them in a very specific sequence.... Read More
Jumping Rope Is King - You can purchase a quality jump rope for $5 or less. In the video clip below, you will see me spinning a rope that I bought for $3.75. You will not find a more effective conditioning tool for less than $5. To top it off, you can easily pack a jump rope with you no matter where you travel.... Read More
Keep That Chin Up - Chin-ups involve the sternal portion of the pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, teres major, posterior deltoid, the rhomboids, the middle and lower portions of the trapezius, and the elbow flexors. A wide variety of sports require strength in these muscles, particularly sports that require powerful upper body pulling action such as judo and wrestling.... Read More
Gym Safety Tips - If you work out at the gym, the list below will help you lower transmission of germs and lower your risk of an injury. Warm up before aerobic activity. Aerobic activity is any repetitive exercise that increases you heart rate. Stretch. Stretch before and after aerobic activity to help prevent injuries. Do not exercise too intensly. A longer, more moderate workout is more effective than a short, intense one.... Read More
Chest Routine - This chest workout centers around various bench press routines all targeting a different area of the chest. Inclines for upper chest, flat bench presses for the middle chest and decline presses for the lower chest.... Read More
A Word On Form - I know this has been said by every magazine going but I see many ignoring it....... FORM. Can you really curl 120kg when you don't cheat? (By cheating I mean allowing any bodypart to move other than the ones necessary) You'll probably find that when you have a training partner unbiasedly analyze your technique that you cheat on nearly every standing exercise.... Read More
Bicep Me - Here's quite an effective way to increase biceps fast. I've been doing it for 8 weeks now, 3 times a week and I've started developing stretch marks on my arms where they have grown so fast.... Read More
Competition Bench Press - When most people set up for the bench they usually donít think that what they are doing is the most important part of the lift. They are focused on the weight and maybe the excitement of the meet or training session. What they donít know is that the game is won or lost in the setup. I donít think that many local gym rats even think about it at all.... Read More
Abs Routine - Ab Workout, Six Pack Abs Try this ab workout and you'll be on your way to six pack abs in no time. It's important to remember that if you want a six pack that you get your diet in check first. No amount of crunches or ab work will give you the six pack look if you have a buck of fat covering your abs.... Read More
Biceps Routine - What makes an effective bicep workout? To get better results from your bicep workout you need to pay close attention to (2) very important factors. Don't swing the weights while performing each rep. Stay in control of the weight on the eccentric and concentric portions of the lift. Make sure to get a full contraction at the top of each rep. Really squeeze the biceps and hold for a count of two before returning the weight to the starting position. Bicep Workout.... Read More
Back Routine - Your back consists of many muscle groups. To work the entire back effectively, separate your back workout into three unique areas. Upper back, middle back and lower back.Exercise for the low back is only beneficial if it is prescribed for your needs. One-size-fits-all exercise programs are not appropriate and can cause injury and pain. The appropriate exercise program for you is based on your injury and the condition of your spine.... Read More
Shoulders Routine - To get an effective shoulder workout you need to work all three heads of the shoulder. The front deltoid (anterior), the middle deltoid (medial) and the rear deltoid (posterior). A great tip for working on shoulders is to train them on the same day that you do chest. During a chest workout the shoulders will get a lot of indirect stimulation so the muscle will be pre-fatigued.... Read More
Weights Lifting - Strength writer, Mike Thompson, once wrote that if you could squat double bodyweight and deadlift double bodyweight for 20 reps each back-to-back (no rest between sets), then you would be strong enough to wrestle a bear.... Read More
Popular Gym Myths - Myth #1: While light exercise does yield some benefits, it's not nearly as beneficial as strenuous exercise. Truth: Strenuous workouts do improve aerobic capacity far more than light or moderate workouts do. While that may improve athletic performance, it does not necessarily translate into a great health advantage.... Read More
Soy In Bodybuilding - The key is moderation, since too much soy will not only lower testosterone levels but may also act like an estrogen and cause the negative side effects associated with it in me. About 25 grams of soy protein a dat, or no more than 50 milligrams of isofavones will do it.... Read More
Etiquette in a Gym? - This time I'd like to share with you some of my favorite people at my gym. First there is throw-all-weights-around guy. Throw-all-weights-around guy is the person who thinks that after you complete a set, you have to throw the weights to the floor for the set to be effective. For him, if the barbell doesn't scare someone, if the dumbbells don't almost take out someone's foot, if the stack on a machine doesn't slam down hard, the set would not be complete.... Read More
What Kind Of Floor Is In Your Gym? - Major health impacts of flooring. Because people in many gyms have experienced a variety of health problems linked to poor indoor air quality, the impact on air is one of the most important health factors to consider when choosing flooring. Among the main air components associated with flooring are: allergens (substances and organisms that can cause allergy and asthma); irritants (substances that can trigger asthma and cause other respiratory problems); toxic chemicals, as in some adhesives and maintenance compounds.... Read More
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