As a fitness instructor back in the day, I would often hear this objection to weight training from females, “but I don’t want to get too bulky”. Well, these ‘fit and sexy’ professional female bodybuilders are the reason for those objections. However, truth be told, you have to take lots of anabolic steroids and other substances to end up like these two beauties. Much props to the effort they put in to get to this point, but unfortunately, 99.9% of female athletes would prefer NOT to look like this. Therefore on the ‘fit and sexy’ front, in my opinion, these ladies are doing it wrong.
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If you’re into bodybuilding, working tirelessly in the gym daily can only get you so far. Maybe this is also why victorious players and bodybuilders don’t depend on dieting and exercising only. They’ve learned to work smart so that they don’t waste even a single effort. Bodybuilders and experienced athletes gear their efforts towards workout success and progress by manipulating nutrition and lifestyle habits. Nutritional supplements can assist in the procedure, but how can we determine which are the best bodybuilding supplements for health without trying them all first?
Let’s examine and hows and the whys, so we can try to figure out the whats.(more…)
Reprinted from the April online issue of IN THE ZONE, we drop in on IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, Mark Dugdale. In addition to being a bodybuilder, Mark is also a successful business owner (actually, he owns three), husband, father, and all around nice guy. Brought to you courtesy of Robert Kennedy Publications and Musclemag International.
Bodybuilding Cooking Tips to Build Hugeness
If you’re interested in bulking up, then you may be aware of the fact that you need to change your approach to both diet and exercise. Although the fitness portion won’t be easy, you probably know that you need to start a program of weight training that involves scheduled increases in order to gain muscle mass. On the diet front, however, you may not have a very good idea of how to go about bulking without gaining fat in the process.
If you’re cooking for someone whose goal is to bulk, all you need to worry about is making that healthy food taste great. While I don’t have to time type out all of my recipes today, here are at least some tips to get started.
You’ll almost certainly have to increase caloric intake, but it doesn’t take a genius to know that adding high-calorie foods isn’t enough; they have to be the right foods. Donuts and soda aren’t going to cut it, even if they can help you to more easily reach your caloric goals. For this reason, you need to create a fitness-friendly diet that delivers the nutritious balance required to help you create the bodybuilding physique you crave. Here are just a few tips for your kitchen that will have you cooking like a pro and help you to reach your goals in no time.
Think you are too Swole to do yoga? Think again fool!
Studies indicate that yoga combats common ailments of modern man such as depression, osteoarthritis, and stress. By fighting off these diseases, we have a better chance of recovering from intense workouts and illness.
The practice of yoga involves the union of the mind, body, and spirit. It is a combination of breathing, flowing movements, stretching, endurance, balance, and even strength training. Most of the commercial yoga you find in western culture tends to prioritize the physical benefits, although the best instructors will teach you how to maximize the mental and spiritual benefits as well.
My favorite yoga forms are those that stretch my back, legs, and abs; as well as those that help to strengthen my legs and improve unilateral balance. Any weight lifter knows how tight the shoulders and hips can get, and yoga is a huge flexibility tool.
Yoga’s benefits were realized by many eastern civilizations hundreds and even thousands of years ago. The hardest part is knowing which style of yoga to choose, so here are 7 common forms of yoga. Choose the one that best fits your lifestyle, or try them all.