Monthly Archives: December 2014

5 Exercises Machines to Avoid and Functional Alternatives

Exercise machines are simple—too simple, in fact.  "They've been dumbed down to the point that they just don't do your body much good." Besides parking you on your butt, most machines isolate a single muscle, meaning you'll burn fewer calories and gain less muscle mass rep for rep. Most importantly (at least as far as medical bills are concerned), exercise machines can lead to injury. Even with their adjustable seats and pegs, finding the proper position can be close to impossible—and Read more [...]

TRUTH BEHIND THE MOST COMMON FITNESS MYTHS

Here are some answers to some of the most common fitness myths out there.  These are some of my own theories and if you would like to let me know yours, please feel free to leave a comment. 1. THE MORE YOU TRAIN THE BETTER THE RESULTS - you need to train hard and regularly, but doing too much too often is counterproductive.  If you're new to the gym, start with two to three sessions a week to give your muscles time to recover and grow before training them again.  Too little rest between sessions Read more [...]

THE TRUTH ABOUT CARBS

Carbohydrates have a bad rap when it comes to muscle-building and fat loss.  Although they spike insulin levels which can result in your body storing more energy as fat, rather than using fat for energy, manipulating your carb intake is one of the most effective ways to get leaner.  You just need to be lean enough in this first place to deserve those carbs. Below are some frequently asked questions about carbs and some of my answers for concerns. ARE CARBS GOOD OR BAD FOR ME? This depends Read more [...]