4 reasons your physique is weak

This post is going to be short and sweet. And is dedicated to the gym bros, and people who fancy themselves as trainers.  Lately I’ve been receiving negative feedback, in terms of the credibility of trainers. Also the unspoken, rivalry of  the average gym bro, who thinks he knows  it all, and the trainers who think they know it all. I have 10 certifications through NASM and ISSA  and I still don’t know it all.

However.

Some trainer, and regular people believe  think they are on the same level as me, but will never have a physique like mines. But you can obtain some of the knowledge I possess.  So if you’re making these mistakes, I am giving away some major keys. This is not intending to de-motivate people but just shine light on  the mistakes their making.

Copying others

People often approach me with some killer workout, they got off Instagram or Facebook. With no context as to what exactly its doing, or how it relates to their goals.  They don’t know  what the exercise is doing, or  if its even beneficial.

This becomes annoying because , following your  favorite, body builder and doing exactly what they are doing at that point and time will not, yield the same physique as them.

They goal is to motivate, and sell whatever they  offer.  Just because you follow them around, living off of their every word, does not mean you will get in shape, and look like them.

Borrowing the workouts you see  me doing with my clients,  or the workouts I do when I am working out ,  will not yield the same results either.

It’s better to try to figure out what works best for you,  or sit down with a qualified professional and get a legit game plan.

No sort of plan

This goes hand and hand with copying other peoples workouts.

Some people just come in and repeat the same exercises day in and day out.

Ego lifting

I see a lot of people moving big weight improperly , and  it makes no sense.  Without proper form,  and the appropriate weight, you’re basically wasting your time in the gym.

I also see on the same token people lifting super easy weight, chasing the perfect contraction, which is again a waste. Once you have a  decent mind muscle connection, it is time to increase the weight accordingly.

Steroids

This one, is  important to note, because there are a ton of people,  who take gear.  Only to have their lifts comparable to mines. Meaning  I can go deadlift , bench , squat the same weight and often more than guys, who are bigger than me.

I didn’t  and have never had to take steroids,  and have nothing against people who do.  But its not a lack of steroids that makes you weak. Its a lack of proper programming that makes you weak. Its a lack of understanding when it comes to exercise science, that makes you weak.

Especially those, guys who come in and bench and curl every day, that is a clear indication that you’ll be weak forever, and prone to injury forever.

Summary

Stop comparing yourself to others.

Stop  letting your ego  crowd, your judgement.

Stop thinking drugs are the answer, when you lack the proper knowledge to obtain a decent physique.

Stop  copying others, and stop  thinking you have to compete with trainers.

You’re favorite athletes, have trainers and coaches, multiple people around them , building them up.  I seek knowledge from anyone with  proper credentials, I don’t guess. And I don’t let  fitness celebrities, dictate, my workouts, and what I want to achieve. I operate with my own goals in mind at all times.

Is steady state cardio worth it?

Is steady state cardio worth it?

Steady state cardio has its benefits, it can promote greater fat loss, how ever it is time consuming. Outside of cardio, programming is key to having an efficient weight loss, or cutting regimen.

What about H.I.I.T?

Hi intensity cardio,    when done properly and in line, with your goals and exercise program. When can  effectively cut the amount of time spent doing cardio in half. However there is some potential to possibly burn muscle as well.

So is high intensity cardio, better than steady state cardio?

Steady  State cardio promotes  greater fat loss, and greater aerobic efficiency. Hi intensity cardio promotes a higher metabolism,  and keeps you burning fat throughout the rest of the day. If done properly you can keep your metabolism high, for hours even days after the workout.

My final Answer?

A solid program will have a blend of both depending on the length of the program you’re  following. Both steady state cardio, and hi intensity cardio  have their  benefits.  My training however is more geared  towards hi intensity cardio. For me and a majority of my clients,  hi intensity cardio, is the go to form of cardio.

Top 3 Supplements you to see results

This post will touch on my top 3 supplements you should be taking and why.

Plus two bonus Items and honorable mentions

 

The quality of ingredients makes a huge difference in how your body absorbs nutrients.

Cheap supplements are made from cheap ingredients. A good way to think of things, would be to use a car analogy. There is some things a street mechanic, can fix with no problem, and certain things only a skilled licensed can fix.Our bodies can get some nutrients, from cheap products, but it’s not optimal.

Pharmaceutical/Performance grade ingredients

We need to fuel ourselves properly, outside of the RDA and Daily allowances. Most supplements on the market are accounting for the lost antioxidants, and lost minerals that play a huge role in our recovery. This creates a problem, with how we feel while in the gym and even the subsequent days following a workout. The better we recover the better the results.

NO, your not getting what you need from food.

Unless you’re eating 100% organic foods grown in the right regions, that have the proper nutrients in the soil you’re not getting what you need from food alone. The same foods, grown on the same farms, year in and year out have left the soil depleted, therefore lacking the nutrients we need. GMO products only further the lack of nutrients in our foods.

 

Multi Performance  Complex

Life Time Fitness Multi Performance Complex

This is better than your one a day multi, which may be under dosed in ingredients. The things that stand out in this product are as follows.

  • Green tea phytosome to  support energy and fat  metabolism.
  • Curcumin phytosome to  promote healthy inflammation  response.
  • Relora® to support relaxation,  rest and recovery from  exercise and everyday stress.
  •  Helps enhance your exercise, recovery and immune system
  •  AM formula for daytime energy, PM formula for nighttime   recovery

 

BCAA/Post Workout

Life Time Fitness BCAA/Post Workout - Kiwi Strawberry - 36 serving

Scientifically proven to make you stronger and fitter. Amino acids aren’t just for body builders and elite athletes. They’re also great for anyone who wants to build lean muscle mass, get stronger and have more energy. And people who want to lose weight or recover from workouts faster.

If any or all of the benefits above sound good to you, you should consider taking Life Time Amino Complex, a dietary supplement that helps promote:

  • Lean muscle mass and strength
  • Insulin sensitivity
  • Enhanced energy and metabolism
  • Mitochondrial biogenesis
  • Increased exercise capacity and recovery

Omega-3 Fish Oil

Life Time Fitness Omega-3 Fish Oil

 

The finest fish oil you can find. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice a week. That’s because fish are a great source of essential Omega-3 fatty acids that help support heart, brain, nerve and eye health.

But what if you don’t like fish? Then Life Time Omega-3 Fish Oil is just what the heart doctor ordered. Each gelcap provides you with 600 mg of ultra-purified EPA and DHA Omega-3s. You won’t find any heavy metals or toxins here. Plus, they’re flavored with real peppermint oil. Take one gelcap a day and you’re good to go.

Honorable mentions:

Protein

Life Time Fitness Grass Fed Whey Protein (Strawberry Creme)

Not all whey proteins are created equal. What sets Life Time Grass Fed Whey Protein apart is that it comes from cows that graze on the rich, green pastures of New Zealand. These cows are never injected with milk-producing hormones. And their diet is free of bad stuff like chemical additives and antibiotics.

Its an honorable mention, because protein, consumption should go without saying.

Scosche Heart Rate monitor

Scosche Rhythm Plus Heart Rate Monitor

The RHYTHM+ heart rate monitor comfortably wraps around your forearm. Using optical sensors, it sees and measures your blood flow and body movement to accurately monitor your heart rate, calories burned, distance, speed, pace and more.

Honorable mention, because it’s something I use on all my clients, and in group classes. After every workout you know exactly what you accomplished, in terms of fat burned, and calories burned.