Friday, August 15, 2014

Making A "Mind-Muscle" Connection

Thinking about your muscle contractions while you are lifting will help you maximize your workouts.
When working out it is always important to think about the targeted muscle group that you are working on. For example, when doing a bicep curl, think and focus on the movement of the bicep as you are curling the dumbbell up. By concentrating on the specific muscle group that you are working, you will be able to isolate and develop that muscle group faster.You can practice this without weights by moving your arm in a curl or kickback by flexing your muscle as you move your arm in a concentric or eccentric movement.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fitness is like Fashion

Fitness is much like fashion in the sense that it is always changing and evolving. Often times it repeats itself but always comes back to the tried and true classic techniques. As in fashion, there are always new fads in fitness, some work most don't. The fitness industry is always introducing new exercise programs, a majority of these programs take you over your targeted heart rate, using your muscle for your energy supply as opposed to burning fat. Other classes have you doing exercises that stress your connective tissues and joints leaving you injured.
When embarking on a new Fitness regime, make sure that the program is one that executes good form and proper technique, working with your body type and physical limitations. The workouts should be something that is safe for you and is effective in showing you the results that you want to achieve.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Work Weeks Worth of Healthy Breakfasts

Here are some examples of what my first meal of the day looks like:

Every morning, I always start off with a large glass of filtered water with fresh lemon squeezed in it and a cup of organic coffee with organic cream or a teaspoon of grass-fed unsalted butter in it.

Two organic hard boiled eggs with 2 slices of sprouted grain toast with coconut oil or grass fed butter.
I also like to have it with some sliced tomato and avocado.

A bowl of organic oatmeal with cinnamon, organic blueberries and a tablespoon of coconut oil.

Two slices of sprouted grain bread with almond butter and sliced banana on top.

Four scrambled organic eggs with 2 yolks(I feed the other two to my dogs) with sliced avocado, salsa and some black beans.

A bowl of organic yogurt with organic strawberries and chopped raw almonds or organic granola.