There’s too much negativity around the use of machines in gaining quality muscle mass. Yes free weights will generate greater increases in muscle and strength gains however you should incorporate both into your regular routines. Machines allow you to give your muscles some added resistance and offer a completely different feel to the exercise. Keep your body guessing and mix up your routines by adding in machines to get the best results!
Tags: Abs/Core, muscle, routine, strength, training, weight gain
For all those who go to the gym and get discouraged when they can’t lift as much as they’d like too or feel as if they’ll never reach their goals remember that EVERYONE, including the best in the world, all had to start somewhere!
Quick and Easy! What do you need??
➡1/2 Cup Oats
➡1 tbsp Unpasteurized Honey
➡1 tbsp Natural Pb
➡1/4 Cup Almond Milk
➡/2 Scoop Phase8 Protein
1⃣Blend your oats into a powder
2⃣Mix all ingredients into a bowl
3⃣Place mixture into a wax paper mould
4⃣Refrigerate for 1-2hrs or until it’s hard
5⃣Microwave for 15sec and enjoy
Tags: all natural, beach body, Carbs, muscle, nutrition, omega-3, whole food
Looking to switch up your breakfast with and quick and easy recipe??
Look no further.
Lately, I’ve been absolutely addicted to egg white muffins to start my day with a healthy breakfast. It’s an extremely basic and easy recipe and will provide you with some variety when it comes to preparing a good and nutritious breakfast! So, what do you need??
The ingredients are completely up to you, other than the egg whites of course. I tend to add peppers, mushrooms, onions, and ham. Just simply dice up your ingredients and mix them together with 1 cup of egg whites. Once mixed, pour them into a non-stick muffin tray and allow them to cook in the oven for 15-20mins at 400 degrees!
Yes it’s that easy!! Enjoy!
Tags: all natural, Carbs, diet, muscle, nutrition, post-workout, protein, whole food
Here’s a delicious recipe I’ve been meaning to post up for a while for you guys who are allowed fruit and protein powders in your diet!
It’s very similar to the protein pancakes and super easy to make. All you need is:
▶3/4 cup egg whites
▶1 scoop casein protein
▶Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup
2⃣Pour a small amount into a pan (enough to just cover the whole pan so it’s very thin)
3⃣Let cook for 20 seconds and flip it over a few times to roll it up (Should be able to make about 5 crepes)
4⃣Drizzle PB2 and Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup over top of the crepes and add raspberry a or your fruit of choice
Tags: Abs/Core, all natural, beach body, Carbs, diet, motivational, muscle, training
Safe to say I am still overwhelmed and ecstatic about placing 1st and winning my Pro Card at the 2013 WBFF Montreal Pro-Am this April!
Following my last show in which I felt I still had a lot of room to improve, I made the best decision of my life and joined the very prestigious TBA team based out of California to help me take my physique to the next level. With the aid of my incredible teammates and the best possible coaching I could ask for, I hit the stage in Montreal looking by far my absolute best to date! There was no drastic carb depletions, no water cutting, and no torturous dieting. Too many competitors feel those are necessary to compete. Wrong. If you’re doing everything correctly and following your plan, preparing for a show shouldn’t kill your body.
So, lets get to the show!
Words can’t explain the mix of emotions that come along with competing. Months upon months of training, dieting, and sacrificing all coming down to one day. After a few minutes of pumping up and lining up with the other 20+ male fitness models, I finally hear it, “Competitor 221, Matthew Ferro!” It’s time to own the stage. With the help of my amazing team, I have never felt so confident nor had as much fun on stage before as I did for this show. With pre-judging over and being in the first callouts, I knew I had a shot!
After carbing up and practicing my posing some more, it was time for the main event! This is what I’ve been waiting for. We go through the poses and quarter turns again and the judges line us up for awards. My heart has never raced so fast before. The judges call the 5th, 4th, and 3rd place competitors and it is down to myself and one more model in the top 5. Then I hear what I have been waiting 2 years for when the judges call my name for 1st place and recipient of my WBFF Pro Card! All of emotions felt in that moment are indescribable but to put it in a few words, it was incredible!!
With the show over and having been back to training for 6 weeks, I now have my eyes set on making my Pro debut at the WBFF World Championships this coming August in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood! With the help of my incredible coach and team, I cannot wait to step on stage again with my WBFF family and compete with the top athletes in the world!