We have all been there, workouts losing intensity or focus, eating isn't on point, and just not feeling all that motivated in general. Working out and eating healthy takes a type of consistency that is tough to keep up over a long term. This is true with almost anything in life, you burn out and … Continue reading How to Get Out of a Rut
Cheat meals are literally meant to be a planned break from your diet to eat whatever it is you enjoy so much. Emphasis on the planned break from the diet. People will attempt to make cheat meals healthier by subbing the bun out for lettuce or other things in a burger. This does little in … Continue reading Don’t Make Cheat Meals Healthy
When cutting or going for mainly a physique goal, I tend to train abs every single day with just a few different moves. The goal is to make them appear thick so they are able to "pop" a bit more. For strength and stability, my ab routine changes a bit. Aesthetic Routine Everyday: 100 ab … Continue reading My Ab Routine
Missing a few lifts here and there are bound to happen either due to weakness or a breakdown in technique. Should you be missing every training session? Probably not. Although it sucks, it is going to happen whenever you push yourself to your max or if your technique is unable to support the weight. Big … Continue reading What to do When You Miss
Now to start this off, the chances that you are having too much caffeine through something like coffee is highly unlikely. The possible overuse of caffeine is going to come largely from powdered energy supplements, mainly straight caffeine powder. Although there are some side effects of caffeine that will affect nearly everybody, the likelihood of … Continue reading How Much Caffeine is Too Much?
Everyone knows by now that sleep is an integral part for everyone from high-level athletes to the average joe going to and from work. Obviously, 6-9 hours of sleep is going to be optimal for most people, although there is a margin where people might need more or less. There is little doubt about whether … Continue reading Three Ways to a Better Night’s Sleep
Macro breakdowns are something that many people talk about but nearly no one has any idea what they mean. There is a lot of confusion over what the best macro breakdown is to lose weight, and although people like to argue over what percentage of each is going to elicit maximum weight loss, there is … Continue reading How to Adjust Macros for Weight Loss
Many of you know that I'm big on meal prep, writing out workouts, and planning for all aspects of training. One of the more underrated aspects of preparation is preparing the mind for training and especially competition. Mental preparation isn't usually an issue for the average gym goer, but it is a massive issue for … Continue reading Preparing Psychologically
Creating fatigue is an integral part of training, by doing so you are able to raise your fitness level. As the fitness level of an athlete rises, so does the fatigue level. It is important for an athlete to recover from workouts, but it is even more important for the athlete to push past their … Continue reading How to Manage Fatigue
Max effort lifts are incredibly taxing on the body and don't yield a tremendous amount of strength gain. They are predominantly driven by the ego and a great goal that people are able to shoot for. However, a max effort lift fries the central nervous system, and depending on the level you are at this … Continue reading How Often Should You Max?