Thursday, October 28, 2010

In Rough Times

Hey Guys, this post isn't much in the lines of guidance but more about my personal journey lately.

Long story short girlfriend broke up with me, now we've got that over we can get into exercise part of it. 

My personal struggle has been to get back to the gym and get back into my 3-4 day split, doing exercise around the house helps doing the following pushups, shoulder pushups, dips, etc off anything I can find.  My plan is to start my weekly split next Monday and just go as hard as I can, also I'm looking at investing in a boxing bag for some stress relief.

My question to you guys is, how do you deal with stress?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Update - Been Gone

Forgive me for not getting back to people and/or getting those videos up, they're on the way just things in real life as I've explained on my other blog have been stressful.  Starting to re-read some of those motivation quotes I posted previously :P

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Training Quotes!

"Your head might be down, you may have hit a little plateau in your training, so its times like this that you can source some motivation from the simplest of words. Here's a tip, try writing one on your forearm, or a scrap piece of paper, take it to the gym and use it to remind yourself that there's no going to heaven by backing away from hell..

Reuben Bajada"

"The person who wins is an ordinary person. Not blessed with any particular build, not favored by any luck. The person who wins is the person who works.
Kevin Carroll - 03/09"

Read more over at BMWW

My own personal on the spot quote would be "Only when a person associates pain with lack of motivation rather than pleasure of being in comfort will they succeed. - Joshua Milner"

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Update - YouTube Videos on the way

Within the next week I'll have a couple of videos on YouTube with the first one being a response to the question from "Gansita" about running correctly.

NOTE - Custom requests for information can be sent to and I'll try to reply with some information to you.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Who likes the idea?

Does anyone like the idea of me uploading a few clips onto youtube showing you stuff you could do around your house?

I'm not a complete muscle head and still have some fat on me so it won't be bullshit people trying to tell you how to get like them but instead how get started on some motivation?

Friday, October 8, 2010

How to stay motivated?

My personal motivation is hard on occasion, especially if I miss even one session I'll get lazy and want to miss the next.  What I've found that's helped was getting my girlfriend to go with me or you could even get a friend to go with you.

The most major motivation factor is when you see results after 4-6 weeks of whatever you're doing...but remember you have to keep it up or your results may deteriorate.

"Due to the mechanics of muscular development, often a training program incorporates lots of repetition within its workouts. This can become pretty boring after a while and may lead to your plan going off track.

Fighters, bodybuilders, powerlifters and many other explosive athletes all credit the power of motivation and outside inspiration for getting them out of bed each morning. Re-igniting that desire to succeed so they can spend yet another day challenging themselves in the gym.

The following list includes some critical methods on how to stay motivated especially when all else has failed and progress has rapidly began to slow down.

Revisit your past.

If you think everything is against you, take a really good look at how you were when you started. For most, you will begin to see how much you have achieved already. Remember what you did to get where you are now, you might get cold chills down your spine just thinking of all the hard work you put yourself through, but seek motivation in the fact that the hard work you did then is DONE, and by simply continuing with that positive attitude you will continue to see even better results."

Read the full article of at BMWW

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Some Tips on Fat Loss Diets

"Losing weight is not only helps to improve the way that you look, but also it is important to improving your health and quality of life. By reducing your body weight by 10% you will substantially reduce your chances of developing diabetes, heart disease, and even joint problems. For a woman that weighs 165 pounds a 10% weight reduction would only be about 16.5 pounds. This reduction will help you feel better about yourself, it will help you drop a dress size or two, and it will help you enjoy your life.

Why Most Diets Fail

Most fad diets fail because they create negative biological effects within your body. Starvation diets that reduce your daily caloric intake too much will actually cause you to hold onto fat and extra body mass by lowering your rate of metabolism and by triggering your body's starvation defense mechanisms. Fad diets that reduce your food choices to only one or two food groups are also unhealthy, and they will ultimately fail because they starve your body by not providing it with adequate amounts of nutrients, minerals, and fats that it needs to operate and function properly. As your body runs out of the stored elements it will trigger a craving that will encourage you to eat foods that have the nutrients that it needs. These craving, unfortunately, will kill you diet as once you start eating the restricted foods you won't be able to stop.

In addition to nutritional concerns that fad diets pose, unbalanced diets also impact the way that you feel, and your ability to function normally. With too few calories, and too few nutrients your moods will swing to the dark side, and people will not want to be around you. This could negatively impact your ability to function at work, to socialize with others, or to take part in your family's activities."

Read the rest over at the usual BMWW

The Truth About Six Pack Abs

"The gimmicks of how to flatten your belly, such as abs in 30 days, one-minute abs training, or the ab machine of the future, all have two things in common. First, they all promise you the look of the six-pack abs. And second, they don't work!

The abdominals, the six pack, the washboard, whatever you want to call them, we all know they stand out! It is a look that brings envy worldwide. Abdominals are the first thing seen; their magic gives you the appearance of a fit, healthy, strong, and sexy body. And abdominal muscles are important in overall fitness and are one of the key components of this muscular network providing the strength to keep the body upright and give the strength for movement. Your abs are constantly at work, unlike other body parts that have days off from training. Your abdominals hardly rest and are exercised in everyday life.

Whether you're training or conducting any physical activity, you rely on a strong midsection for sustained intra abdominal pressure. The abdominal section is made up of fluids and tissue that are kept under pressure by your deep abdominal muscles where they are supporting the spinal column during any lifting movement."

This is priceless information for anyone wanting to gain a full six pack or even have them showing, read the full story over at BMWW

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What do you eat for breakfast?

As we know breakfast is the most important meal of the day especially when you're going to the gym, exercising or even trying to lose weight.

But it all depends on what you eat, myself I require double the amount of the average persons daily intake of Calories/Carbs/Protein/etc.

For breakfast I usually have 4 Weet-Bix mixed with Rice/Oat/Soy Milk, a Protein Shake and a Banana.

Serving Size - 30g (2 biscuits)
Serving Per Package - 8
Per Serving Per 100g
Energy (kJ) 444 1480
(Cal) 106 354
Protein (g) 3.6 12
Fat, total (g) 0.4 1.3
- Saturated fat (g) 0.1 0.3
Carbohydrate, total (g) 20 67
- Sugars (g) 0.8 2.8
Dietary Fibre (g) 3.3 11
Sodium (mg) 84 280
Potassium (mg) 102 340
Thiamin (mg) 0.55 (50%)* 1.83
Riboflavin (mg) 0.42 (25%)* 1.4
Niacin (mg) 2.5 (25%)* 8.3
Folate (ug)** 100 (50%)* 333
Iron (mg) 3.0 (25%)* 10
* Percentage of Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI).
** 1 serve provides 25% of the folate RDI for women of child bearing age.

Protein shake is just 20g along with a medium sized banana.

But like above, what do you guys have for breakfast?

Fat Loss Myths

 Here's a good use of information from BMWW
"Many ridiculous myths and misconceptions about exercise and dieting for weight loss have created widespread confusion, fat loss failures and a subsequent lack of true, long term fitness success in the mass population.

In this article, I will dispel these falsehoods to clear the way for a clean mental slate upon which we will place the foundation of your new belief system.

* Myth Number One: In order to be strong and fit, I must have good genetics from my parents.

Reality Check: Good genetics is a widely misused term. In short, your genetics are what you make of them. While it is not possible for all men to look like Mr. Universe or all women to look like Miss America, we all possess a vast range of genetic variations.

Which end of your genetic range you exist in is mostly a function of your nutrition, exercise and lifestyle habits."

Check out the rest of the six myths over at BMWW

Human Anatomy Diagram

I just thought I'd upload these pictures of various diagrams of muscle groups which will be useful for future posts that I'll make.

Front View

Rear View

Fat Loss for Idiots Review.

 Fairly good review for a fat loss method but check it out anyway.

"Hi there,

You may or may not have heard about a program called Fat Loss 4 Idiots. Here is a review of the plan to help you decide if it's right for you. If you are wanting to achieve fast fat loss, you will want to read this information.

First of all, with this program you never count calories, carbohydrates, or fat grams. This plan teaches you how to lose fat and burn calories without resorting to drastic diets, shakes and diet pills. This natural weight loss plan is healthy, and you will never be hungry. I thought this was the most fascinating thing I had ever seen when I started doing this Fat Loss 4 Idiots review."

To read the full review go check it out at BMWW