Guys, this one’s for you. I think it’s safe to say, especially being summer now, that most guys want massive and defined biceps and triceps to show off. Your arms are a relatively small muscle group compared to the rest of your body, and so, they don’t take too much to grow as they often get targeted during chest and back training as well. If you’re giving your arms their own training day, a technique that I found to be very beneficial is to incorporate a ton of drop sets to maximize muscle fatigue and promote GROWTH!! These dropsets will allow you to get muscular hypertrophy and increase muscular endurance. Being a smaller muscle group, you don’t need to throw 5, 6, 7 exercises at them. If you’re incorporating dropsets, 3-4 exercises is more than enough to put on some quality size.
1. Overhead Skull Crusher: 6,8,10 drop
2. Rope Pushdown: 8,10,12 drop Superset/ Overhead Rope Extension: 10 reps
3. Reverse Grip Pressdown: 6,8,10
4. Dips: sets to failure
1. Barbell Curls: 6,8,10 drop
2. Hammer Curl: 6,8,10 drop
3. Spider Curl: 8,10,12 dorp
Chocolate. That word seems to catch everyones attention. I think deep down we all have that inner sweet tooth, however, many us decide to steer clear of chocolate all together due to the high sugars, fats, and carbs. Chocolate always equals fat gain right? Wrong.
Dark chocolate, above 70% cocoa, has been shown to have a variety of healthy benefits associated with it that can help us live a healthier life. Dark chocolate, if had 2-3 time per week, has been shown to be excellent for your heart and your brain, though improving blood flow, preventing clots, as well as improving cognition function and reducing the risk of having a stroke. Along with these benefits, the flavonoids in dark chocolate, which has a low glycemic index, helps reduce insulin resistance so your body can perform optimally. One of its major benefits is that dark chocolate has made up of a ton of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals which will aid us in living longer and healthier lives.
Now, this doesn’t mean go overboard and start demolishing dark chocolate bars by the pack, but rather a few squares a week can be very beneficial towards keeping our bodies clean and healthy.
Posted: April 19, 2013 in 2013 Montreal Pro-Am, Routines, Videos
Tags: all natural, beach body, motivational, muscle, routine, strength, training, weight gain
Our backs house some of the biggest muscles in our body, other than our legs, and so it is essential that we properly train them during those exercise sessions. From the upper to lower back, all of your back muscles help to support your spine and allow you to maintain proper posture and balance. Through correct training, we can not only build those muscles, but also limit future back and spinal problems later on in life.
Here is a great routine that I often do to stimulate muscle growth!
A common misconception when it comes to dieting or eating clean is that you have to eat cold, plain, and tasteless food. WRONG!! Eating clean absolutely does not mean your food has to be unenjoyable. It’s all about being creative and finding the healthy alternative to your biggest cravings. There are millions of recipes out there that are both quick and easy to do as well as extremely healthy. Having these delicious healthy options will help you stay on track with your clean eating and you will enjoy every meal along the way.
Something as simple as fan frying some diced chicken with grilled veggies in some coconut oil makes for an incredibly tasty carb-less meal. Want some carbs? Add in some brown rice and you have yourself your own healthy chicken stir fry! It’s that simple. What about Breakfast? One of my personal favourite carb-less breakfast is my egg whites that are topped with avocado and salsa. Not too bad if I say so myself.
Here are a few great examples of some of the meals I like to make that taste absolutely amazing and are all HEALTHY!! No more eating plain food for you. There is always a healthy option to your favourite meals that will taste great and allow you to keep progressing with your health and fitness goals!
Posted: March 29, 2013 in Motivational
A true champion doesn’t live in the spotlight…