In a rut with your routine? Tips to get motivated again

In a rut with your routine? Tips to get motivated again

Exercise & Training, Muscle Building
Many people struggle to maintain a regular and consistent exercise routine. Some people struggle with knowing exactly what to do, whereas others struggle with keeping up with consistent routine weeks and months and years on end. It’s no surprise why: most of us are stressed out, have tons of obligations and commitments we must realize, and at the end of the day, if we have an hour to ourselves, few of us are inclined to spend that extra time exercising and instead opt for sleeping or vegging out. The underlying cause of the struggle, in my estimation, is not necessarily motivation but a lack of systemic support. Human motivation waxes and wanes over time; it’s only natural. Most of us can recall a time when we had the best of…
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What The Greek God Fitness Program Is All About

What The Greek God Fitness Program Is All About

Muscle Building
Most of us have our respective fitness idols. It can be anyone from comic book superheroes like Superman or Wolverine, to television and movie warriors such as those in Game of Thrones and 300. In essence, we rarely look at mythological characters as inspirations, considering how they are not as popular as the aforementioned, borderline pop culture icons. There is nothing wrong with aspiring to have a body like Thor's or Zeus', because at the end of it all, they truly are worth noting and appreciating. Kinobody enumerates the three male body types as that of a warrior, a superhero, and a Greek God. In the piece, the writer described the Greek God physique as "muscular with great definition and proportion," similar to Hollywood studs like Brad Pitt and Daniel…
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Monitor your body composition in 4 simple steps

Monitor your body composition in 4 simple steps

Diet & Nutrition, Muscle Building, Weight Loss
If you are in the “healthy living / weight training / workout” world, you probably heard already a lot of technical or specific terms, including body composition or even better – body recomposition. Body composition is a pretty important thing that will determine the way you look and it will greatly influence your health and ultimately the way you feel both physically and mentally (self esteem). Now that we agreed that body composition is important stuff, let’s see why is so important and let’s learn a little bit about it. Looking at it strictly from a fitness point of view, body composition is just a fancy term used to refer the ratio between the fat mass or muscle mass divided to total body weight. Of course, our body composition includes…
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The three levels of aesthetic physiques and how to achieve the one you want [2017 Update]

The three levels of aesthetic physiques and how to achieve the one you want [2017 Update]

Muscle Building
I don’t know why you started lifting weights, but I did because I wanted to have a physique that would turn some heads on the street, an aesthetic body. Most of the guys who start lifting weights do so with the purpose of looking better and just having a nicer or more impressive physique. Of course, the byproduct of that is living a healthier life. Getting the type of physique you want is not just about training hard it’s also about eating healthier and having a healthier lifestyle in general. When you ask people what their goal is in terms of how they want to look you will get different answers. Some just want to have a six-pack, some want to have bigger arms; some want to look toned up…
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How to build big calves regardless of your genetics

How to build big calves regardless of your genetics

Muscle Building
I don’t know about you but I laugh my ass off when I see a jacked guy with big pecs, arms like guns, wide, thick back……..and when you see him in shorts he has those damn chicken legs. I’ve seen plenty of guy who have a great upper body, or even great quads, but with very poor calves. If you don’t have a good developed upper body you may get away with it because there is not such an obvious difference between your legs and the rest of the body. But when you start to get bigger from all the incline bench pressing, all that bicep curls and triceps extension, all that pull-ups and a shitload of dumbbell pressing, your calves will start too lag behind if you do not…
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How to make lagging muscle groups grow bigger

How to make lagging muscle groups grow bigger

Muscle Building
If you are like me, or like most people as a matter of fact, you probably have at least one body part that is a bit weaker or that you simply are not happy with. It makes you look slightly dis-proportioned and it may even get in your way of training other parts optimally, even if you don’t know it. Anyways, having an all around well developed and proportional body is what aesthetics and bodybuilding is all about and a muscle group that is lagging can ruin the overall look of your body, even though everything else is nicely developed. Now, on a personal note, even though I am not very muscular all around, I can tell that my shoulders have been lagging behind quite a lot. I made adjustments…
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Are there good and bad exercises for muscle growth?

Are there good and bad exercises for muscle growth?

Exercise & Training, Muscle Building
If you are wondering which are the best exercises you can do in the gym in order to make gains as fast as possible you are in the right place. I like to look at the human body as a project – a work in progress project. Your body is your master piece and you are the artist who designs it. You also have a tool box full of different exercises, different workout routines – high rep, low rep, high volume, low volume, high intensity, low intensity and so on. The purpose of this article is to see what tools (exercises) we have in that tool box, when and how to use them in order to optimize our progress towards our goals. If you’ve been asking around about that type…
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