Muay Thai Training to spice up your cardio workout!

Muay Thai Cardio Workout

Did you know Muay Thai fighting comes wrapped with multiple benefits for your heart? The Muay Thai training can trump all your cardio workouts, CrossFit workouts or HIIT personal workouts. The Muay Thai history dates back to centuries ago, and it is also the national sport of Thailand. People of Thailand have been practicing this […]

How Much Cardio Exercise Should You Do?

How Much Cardio Exercise Should You Do?

Many people value cardio exercise for its huge influence on heart and lung health. There is, no doubt, the big question of how much cardio is necessary. I often hear people ask, “How much cardio should I do per week?” “How long should I do cardio to burn fat?” “How much cardio should I do […]

The Best Cardio Machines for Maximum Calorie Burn

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Ask anybody, if they’re happy with their body and how they look, and most will reply with an emphatic “NO”. All over the world, there are people struggling to lose weight and feel great about themselves as a result. Recently there have been surveys conducted in which the participants were asked whether they were happy […]

Hiking the Outdoors like Never Before For a New Way to do Your Cardio Workout

Hiking the Outdoors like Never Before

We believe hiking to be an experience that changes your perceptions towards how you view nature. Fit the trail with hiking and make it a part of your life! When your travels take you someplace with a lot of natural outdoor beauty; you’re also getting up close and personal with an exhilarating and healthy leisure activity. Hiking […]

Cardio Workouts to Melt Away Fat

Cardio Workouts to Melt Away Fat

One of the most essential factors to maintaining a healthy body and physique is the maintaining of some good cardio workouts to increase the body’s energy output, enhance the rate of metabolism, improve recovery and burn those excess calories to improve weight loss. Most conventional men in today’s fitness industry will generally resort to a […]

How to Balance Cardio and Weight Training

How to Balance Cardio and Weight Training

Having a fitness lifestyle is a great way to learn balance. You have to balance your real life with the Gym, eat healthy 80% (hopefully) of the time. Avoid foods that impact your fitness goals and the list goes on. Considering your goals you also have to balance cardio and weight training. Lets discuss what […]

Fun Fat Burning Cardio Ideas

Fun Fat Burning Cardio Ideas

There is a common problem amongst fitness fanatics; with the majority of us men tending to focus on resistance training and shying away from cardio but then wonder why our fat loss goals have halted or become non-existent. Many people see cardio as a chore and boring, with little stimulation but high amounts of monotony. […]

The Basics of the Cardio Acceleration Workout

The Basics of the Cardio Acceleration Workout

If you like the idea of changing your body in only six weeks then there are two basic things that need to be changed to get that affect. The new program has to include cardio acceleration combined with weights that creates an intensive HIIT (high intensity interval training) program. Cardio acceleration that can change your […]

Cardiovascular Health and Sex – It’s Good for Your Heart

Cardiovascular Health and Sex – It’s Good for Your Heart

We don’t mean those little red and pink Valentine’s Day hearts… we mean your actual heart – the hardest working, most important muscle in your body. The American Journal of Cardiology reported the findings of a 16-year studyof men and the correlation between cardiovascular health and sex. Study show more sex is good for the heart. […]

Cardio – How Much is Too Much?

Cardio – How Much is Too Much

There’s no disputing that cardio is an essential component of any total-body fitness regime. It boosts metabolism, strengthens the heart and lungs, improves endurance, promotes lean muscle,and burns excess fat like few other activities can. Guid to determine the right amount of cardio for your workout But (and yes, there’s always a but)… over-dedication to […]

Heart Rate Training for a Better Cardio Burn

Heart Rate Training for a Better Cardio Burn

The heart plays a vital role in our overall health as it serves in the transportation of blood and the necessary nutrients throughout our bodies additionally fulfilling a secondary role as a key ingredient to performing a successful training workout. Professional athletes and weightlifters during their training have acknowledged the necessity for maintaining a healthy […]

The Great Cardio Workout... Without Running!

The Great Cardio Workout... Without Running

If you want to get in a good cardio workout but you’re sick of running on the treadmill or if you have injuries that will not allow you to there are other options out there. Cardiovascular exercise is continuous exercise for at least 20 minutes where your heart rate will raise and you should perspire. […]

Weight Loss Workouts Without Cardio

Weight Loss Workouts Without Cardio

Beginners when deciding of selecting a suitable workout to satisfy their weight loss goals are often confronted with two main training options, cardio and weight training. While there are those who will live and die by the cardio training method as the key to weight loss there are others who have in their experience and […]

Does Fasted Cardio Burn More Fat

Does Fasted Cardio Burn More Fat

One of the highly debated topics among fitness professionals and enthusiasts surrounds the topic of cardio training on an empty stomach. There are those who theorize that fasted cardio is a more effective means of burning calories while others are of the firm belief that cardio fasting limits the body’s ability to effectively burn calories […]

Cardio Workouts You can Do At Home

Cardio Workouts You can Do At Home

Cardiovascular training contrary to the traditional belief does not focus entirely on running aimlessly like a hamster on a wheel or performing numerous reps of a stair master exercised for hours while reading your favorite copy of your men fitness magazine. Top Cardio Workouts you can do at Home Rather the art of Cardiovascular commonly […]

The Cardio Acceleration Workout

The Cardio Acceleration Workout

The Cardio Acceleration Workout today is a vital factor to shred unwanted fat and effectively stimulate muscle growth by utilizing a technique known for combining resistance training along with high frequency cardiovascular workout to form a single high intensity and fat burning routine. How to reap the benefits of a Cardio Acceleration Workout During a […]

Can Cardio Training Make you Lose Muscle Mass?

Can Cardio Training Make you Lose Muscle Mass

Fitness professionals who have intensely focused on cardiovascular training have often found themselves lacking in muscular growth from their strength training workouts. Can Cardio Training take away your muscle gains? During the training workout the human body requires several resources which are considered vital for the development of muscle and strength. Such resources include, carbohydrates […]

How to Prevent Side Stitches During Your Cardio Workout

How to Prevent Side Stitches During Your Cardio Workout

Most people after and even during a hard run or cardiovascular workout are often plagued with an unbearable stitch or stomach cramp. Working out with a stomach cramp or side stitches is one of the most unpleasant experiences a person could ever experience. However there are ways to lessen the occurrence or even work through […]

Are you Overdoing Your Cardio Workout?

Are you Overdoing Your Cardio Workout

When it comes to getting results from your cardio workout optimal training is all about intensity and consistency. This is something that has now been scientifically proven by studies which have shown that if you follow up an intense cardio exercise with another workout like lifting weights, the second workout suffers and the intended muscle […]

Lessons Learned – Part #2 Cardio

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In my previous blog, I talked about a hard lesson I learned about keeping my body fat in check during the “off-season” (i.e. the time between contest seasons/shows, or, simply between breaks in training). Lesson #1 covered how important it can be to keep your body fat lower in the off-season, which will help you […]

Natural weight loss tips for a Healthier Life

Natural Weight Loss Tips

If you thought losing weight was a crazy desire, you were wrong, you simply need natural weight loss tips to help you on your journey. These tips are best for men seeking to lose weight and are facing trouble in the process. The everyday lifestyle and the hectic schedule can act as hurdles slowing down […]

Perfect Burpee- How To Master It!

perfect burpee

If you are into fitness, you must surely know the importance of a perfect burpee! Fitness enthusiasts generally do various kinds of exercise to maintain their level of fitness. And a perfect Burpee exercise is a must on everyone’s list for good reason. The Burpee is challenging but not too difficult and also one of […]

2 week guide to a perfect beach body!

2 week guide to a perfect beach body

Do you want to celebrate summer without flaunting your beach body? Bad idea, isn’t it? Now that the sun is shining brightly it is the time to head to the beach or go shirtless maybe! We are just suggesting! On that note, if you are not keen about taking your shirt off what are you […]

Tabata Workouts to push your training to the limit!

Tabata Workouts for men

There are many high-intensity workout plans and styles and one of the most popular is the Tabata workout plan. Tabata workouts will leave you gasping and panting for oxygen, but, the benefits that come along with this intense method are endless. A great Tabata workout plan to start out has eight rounds with twenty seconds […]

Celery Juice: is the fad is worth your time?

Celery Juice is the fad is worth your time

Celery juice arrived as a new hot Instagram favorite. From that point forward it has turned into the most recent eating routine craze on the planet. People find drinking celery juice before anything else on an unfilled stomach quite useful. Many people also recommend consuming it during that time as and when conceivable. They swear […]

Natural ways to take down the snoring dragon!

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One of the most common sleeping issues is snoring, which affects both men and women. However, a snoring sound is normal every now and then, but, for some people, it is a chronic condition that needs a cure. But, it can also be a body’s way of telling about an underlying health condition. When the […]

The top seeds rich in healthy fats to stuff in your gym bag

seeds with healthy fats

Are you surprised to know that the seeds you used to throw away as kids are jam-packed with healthy fats? The best thing about these nutrition-rich seeds is that they make an excellent snack for your post-workout meal. They may not appeal as mouthwatering to your eyes, but these tiny seeds indeed offer many health […]

Simple, But Smart Health Habits for 40 Year Old Men

Simple, But Smart Health Habits for 40 Year Old Men

Is 40 really the new 25? There are thousands of articles about women over 40, but what about 40 year old men? Men just get better, right? After all, there is scientific proof that intellectual production peaks in your 40s. If you are going to win a Nobel Prize, your major research work is done in your 40s. […]

Pomegranate- The key to muscular strength!

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It might be news to you that pomegranate is superb for muscular strength. However, you might still be aware of the health benefits of the wonderful superfruit that is the pomegranate. Pomegranate is rich in nutrients and comes with various health benefits. Every part of the fruit, from the seed to the peel is beneficial […]

How to make aerobic and rhythmic exercises work for you!

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Aerobic and rhythmic exercises are an excellent option to start your workout. At times the complexity and monotony of everyday workouts can lead us to the path of discouragement. The aerobic exercises come across as dynamic and exciting options to experiment with on those days that you’re dragging and need a little boost. After all, […]

Kettlebell Flow: All you need to know!

Kettlebell- tool for powerful exercise

A kettlebell is an essential tool for working out. In fact, be it a regular for strength training, or extensive yoga; kettlebell can be a popular tool used in most workouts. Even though kettlebells tend to look a little intimidating, it is a powerhouse of incredible potential and can give your exercise that extra pump. […]

Famous fitness myths: Debunked

myths and facts

The advice you take on your fitness journey matters the most. You can either benefit from accurate advice or with misguided information end up following the wrong path. Being wrongly aware can lead you to harm during workouts and intrude the goals you set. Follow along to find out what are the popular fitness misconceptions […]

Weight loss tips-fresh in!

effective weight loss tips

You might have observed that some people are always in search of weight loss tips from every and any resource they can find, a newspaper, television programs or websites. With obesity at record rates, it’s no wonder that people are desperately seeking weight loss advice. The current obesity crisis is largely due to lifestyle changes […]

Men’s Fitness Plan Tips that All Men Should Abide By

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Sticking to a fitness plan is quite challenging, but that is how you keep marching forward and grow. As another year is knocking the doors what best time to adhere to your fitness plan than now? With new year, new me, getting back in shape and following healthy habits should definitely be on your list. […]

Best Workout Programs for Men Superhero Style!

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We all grew up on a healthy dose of superhero inspiration, which is probably why the best workouts programs for men usually include some superhero style moves. In fact, it is not surprising that most men struggle hard to get the body which is like that of a superhero. Besides, who doesn’t want to have […]

High tech gym equipment to look out for!

High tech gym equipment to look out for

In this modern world, the advancement of technologies has led to the emergence of some of the smartest gym equipment. Nowadays, people are also more conscious of their health and fitness and realize the long term benefits for their body. So they are doing various kinds of workouts with the help of this equipment in […]

Healthy Breakfast Ideas to Compliment your Workout

Healthy breakfast to compliment your workout

Everyone should have a healthy breakfast whether you are hitting the gym early or later in the day. Breakfast foods provide your body with nutrients like iron, calcium and essential vitamins that when missed in the morning are unlikely to be consumed later in the day. Even if you are not doing your workout in […]

Fitness Gifts for Men who like to Workout

Fitness Gifts for Men who like to Workout

The best gift ideas for the person who loves to exercise are fitness gifts which make them special. Generally, people used to present gifts to men with products like a tie, a wallet, or a watch. Besides these usual gifts, you can buy the ideal gifts for men based on their passion. If he is […]

Healthy Seafood You Should be Eating More of!

Healthy Seafood You Should be Eating More of!

Healthy seafood is all around us, you can find it in stew, chowder, pasta recipes, appetizers and countless dinner ideas. It is rich in essential nutrients and provides important health benefits. This is enough reason to make seafood a part of your well-balanced diet. Fish is a great source of protein and good fats such as […]

Leg Workouts to Pump Up Legs Day

Leg Workouts to Pump Up Legs Day

How many leg workouts do you have every week? If you answered one, then you’re like most people. And like most people, you’re selling yourself short. The truth is, no matter how good your program is, if you’re only training a muscle group once per week, you’re not getting the most out of your workouts. […]

10 Sесrеt Health and Еxеrсiѕе Tiрѕ Tо Еnhаnсе Уоur Fitnеѕѕ

10 Sесrеt Health and Еxеrсiѕе Tiрѕ Tо Еnhаnсе Уоur Fitnеѕѕ

Health and Еxеrсiѕе Tiрѕ may seem a dime a dozen these days. However, Sееn аgаinѕt thе bасkgrоund оf mоdеrniѕаtiоn аnd tесhnоlоgiсаl advancements which add to our sedentary lives and keep us indoors for longer amounts of time. Thе ѕignifiсаnсе of maintaining уоur bоdу аnd mind has gаinеd аn unрrесеdеntеd аmоunt of importance and attention today […]

Burpees The Ultimate Exercise

Burpees The Ultimate Exercise

The good old burpee is an amazing exercise that incorporates full body movement and it comes as no surprise that it is widely used in several different athletic disciplines throughout the sports world. You will hardly find any professional or elite training that doesn’t use this simple aerobic exercise to increase both strength and cardiovascular […]

Pneumatic Resistance Training Machines: Are they Better?

Pneumatic Resistance Training Machines: Are they Better

Everybody has their own preferences and likes and dislikes, it’s what makes us unique as humans, and what allows us to break free of that hive mentality, associated with animals and insects. Rather than collectively thinking in conjunction with one another, we think individually, and because of that, we’re unique. One person may like Chocolate, […]

The Benefits of a Jump Squats Workout

he Benefits of a Jump Squats Workout

Jump squats exercises are a great way to develop leg muscles, agility, balance and improve cardio. Usually, when it comes to getting bigger, stronger, and more agile, many people believe that the only way to achieve these feats, is to lift heavy weights all day long.  They think that the absolute last thing they should be doing […]

High Calorie Fat Burning Workouts

High Calorie Fat Burning Workouts

Looking for new fat burning workouts to shed pounds while still building muscle? Some of the most effective means of fast calorie burning is with high impact cardiovascular workout. This method is similar to traditional cross-training routines which often burning an excess of five hundred calories in as short a time as thirty minutes. Many of […]

Worst Things a Beginner Can Do at The Gym

Worst Things a Beginner Can Do at The Gym

The first day of a new year is when most people hit the gym. All those ‘New Year, New Me’ vibes finally get you there, and you are overwhelmed to start a healthy life. Now before you start walking on the tough path you have chosen to earn a healthy life, there are a few […]

At Home CrоѕѕFit Wоrkоutѕ That Get You Out of the Gym

At Home CrоѕѕFit Wоrkоutѕ That Get You Out of the Gym

Home CrоѕѕFit wоrkоutѕ аrе wоrkоutѕ thаt put tоgеthеr strength, stamina, agility, flexibility, роwеr, ѕрееd, and bаlаnсе just like the ones at your local CrossFit box. If you’re new to the idea of CrossFit it iѕ a kind of training whеrе уоu соmbinе standard weights, with bodyweight and cardio exercises. It’s similar to training used for decades by […]

MMA Ultimate - Fighter Workout For Men

MMA Ultimate - Fighter Workout For Men

If you have ever watched a MMA fight you know without a doubt that these guys are lean mean fighting machines. The fighters achieve those chiseled bodies and intense strength and power through discipline, mental toughness and grueling workouts. Most importantly, we have their secrets here to share with you. This MMA Ultimate Fighter Workout […]

Mother Nature - Snow Hazards & Your Heart Health

Mother Nature - Snow Hazards & Your Heart Health

When old Man Winter in upon us and for many a blistering snowy one the toll it takes on your heart health often goes unseen. Yes, no warm days and palm trees if you’re luck enough to move south. Days like today I get nostalgic for a place I called home for 8yrs, South Florida. Then I […]

Make Your Connection Through Fitness

Make Your Connection Through Fitness

One thing none of us can afford to do is to miss our flight connection. No wonder it’s so aggravating to show up an hour to two hours early at the airport, wait around for a flight that’s probably going to be delayed, only to miss our connecting flight and have to be rebooked or leave […]

CrossFit Training Effective or Overkill?

CrossFit Training Effective or Overkill

You may have heard of Crossfit the latest fitness trend taking the nation by storm. Crossfit is a workout club that offers workout sessions based on strength and conditioning principles used by police academies, tactical operations teams, military, martial artists, Olympic weight lifting and hundreds of other elite training exercises. Sounds intense huh? Well they have designed their sessions […]

Better Breathing Techniques to Fight Fatigue

Better Breathing Techniques to Fight Fatigue

You might not think about breathing techniques much since it’s something we do automatically. Amazing machines, the lungs. Without them, we obviously couldn’t breathe… but we also wouldn’t be able to turn calories into energy. And although we often take our lungs for granted, there’s a lot that goes into every breath we take. In […]

Super Speed Weight Training Principles

Super Speed Weight Training Principles

Super speed weight training is high impact training routine designed to effectively utilize the technique of improving the cardiovascular body function through the weight training workout. The workout can be easily used by both beginners and advanced weight trainers to enable them to lose those excess pounds by increasing the rate of calorie burn, improve muscular […]

Is Marathon Running bad for Your Heart?

Is Marathon Running bad for Your Heart

Whenever we hear someone mention cardiovascular health, we immediately start thinking of some type of physical activity such as running or jogging. However recent studies have shown that marathon running can actually promote undesirable changes within the heart muscles causing the heart to become enlarged. A situation which has been commonly observed in low level […]

How to Know if You Are Overtraining

How to Know if You Are Overtraining

Most fitness enthusiasts and body builders take their exercise workouts quite serious occasionally placing unknowingly unhealthful demands of their bodies to the point of overtraining by committing themselves to a total session period exceeding the recommended 5 hour per week training. Individuals who have surpassed this suggested boundary and have found the workout to be […]

Treadmill Workouts to Change up Your Routine

Treadmill Workouts to Change up Your Routine

Sometimes seen as one of the most boring forms of exercise ever experienced. The treadmill offers a routine filled with countless and sometimes seemingly endless hours of just staring at the wall. As we begin to be overcome with this ultimate boredom we begin to wonder to ourselves, there must be something more to this. […]

Training for a Marathon

Training for a Marathon

Running a marathon is a physical accomplishment of epic proportions, and one that will earn you eternal bragging rights. But training for a marathon involves more than just getting out there and running. Proper training can make the difference between failure and success. To train properly, you’ll need the following: Set a Reasonable Goal.  This is paramount. […]

Losing Weight for The Over 40’s

Losing Weight for The Over 40’

Although you’ve probably heard the saying that 40 is the new 30, one thing’s for sure, and that is the fact that once you do reach the big 4 – 0, you begin to notice subtle changes in your body and to your physique. You probably experience certain aches and pains that don’t seem to […]

10 Minute Bicep Blaster Workout

10 Minute Bicep Blaster Workout

22 Toning bicep muscles and increasing muscle mass often requires the individual to perform a number of exercises based on resistance and training. This form of training however does not necessarily have to include the use of dumbbells or other weight- training machines. By utilizing your body weight you too can benefit from the effective […]

Week 21:

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Week 20:

Workout Schedule – Dig deep to get in your workouts this week. No distractions and no excuses, let’s pump and burn! You are on your 4 day schedule of body part lifts with cardio and an ab burning circuit.

Week 19:

Workout Schedule – Let’s Kick off Week 19 with some supersets! You are on your schedule with the supersets broken down into Push and Pull Days with cardio and an ab circuit to firm and maintain your core.

Week 18:

Workout Schedule – After easing your way back in last week let’s get ready to turn up the volume! You are on your schedule of full body lifts with cardio and an ab burning circuit to help keep your midsection trim.

Week 17:

Workout Schedule – Feeling revived after a light week? Well let’s get ready to get back at it! This week you will be back on the day schedule of full body lifts with cardio. Take this week to ease your way back in after your deload and lift at 85% of your normal weight.

Week 16:

Workout Schedule – Now that you have completed 7 weeks of 4 day workout weeks we’re going to take a deload week to let your body recover and get ready to hit it hard again. This week you will be on a 3 day schedule of full body lifts with cross training cardio options. You […]

Week 12:

Workout Schedule –Dig deep and find the motivation to keep going in your workout plan. Your training schedule will remain at four days and specialize in muscle groups while still including abs and cardio.

Week 11:

Workout Schedule –Keep moving full steam ahead with your goals in week 11. Your training schedule will remain at four days and specialize in muscle groups while still including abs and cardio.

Week 10:

Workout Schedule – How was the first week of 4 day training? Feeling strong and ready for some more? Your training schedule will remain at four days and specialize in muscle groups while still including abs and cardio.

Week 3:

Workout Schedule – Feel great after your first two weeks? Keep the momentum going in week 3. Your training schedule will continue with 3 workouts per week and this week we will increase your cardio and abdominal work.

Week 2:

Workout Schedule – Great job on completing your first week, now continue to hit the weights and cardio for week 2. Your training schedule will continue with 3 workouts per week. This week we will do supersets (S/S). This is a combination of two exercises. Alternate these two exercises within the same set.

Week 1:

Workout Schedule – To get started on your Journey let’s hit the weights and cardio and just as importantly tune up your nutrition. Feel free to substitute any meals to suit your taste buds, or dietary limitations

The Pre Party Workout to Look Ripped Before you Go Out

The Pre Party Workout to Look Ripped Before you Go Out

Some guys swear by doing 20 pushups as their pre party workout to look ripped before heading out for the evening. Others won’t leave the house without hanging from their inversion bar and doing some full body reverse crunches. The reason being they believe it helps them to look “more ripped” than if they’d just […]

Giant Sets Workout Hybrid Circuit Training for Max Gains and Fat Shred

Giant Sets Workout Hybrid Circuit Training for Max Gains and Fat Shred

The giant sets workout is perfect for both beginners and professionals looking to achieve an effective long-lasting weight loss and muscle gain results.  Many are increasingly aware that methods involving maintaining a strict diet coupled with the aerobic workout are highly ineffective without implementing the proper weight training program. Quick weight loss schemes once based on […]

Signs you Should Change your Workout

Signs you Should Change your Workout

Most beginners when starting an exercise program to improve their overall physical health, and or weight loss will often do so with a high level of enthusiasm and great expectation occasionally seen getting out of bed early, arriving to the gym on time on a daily basis pumped with motivation and vigor. However over time […]

Three Exercises for Stronger Wrists and Forearms

Three Exercises for Stronger Wrists and Forearms

If you’re like most guys that exercise and workout, then the chances are that you’re probably aiming for a leaner more muscular physique, with relatively low body fat levels, and pretty high muscle mass levels. If so, then not surprisingly, you’re most definitely not alone which is why so many guys actually work out almost […]

Off Season Workouts – the Origins of Cross Training

Off Season Workouts – the Origins of Cross Training

Mention the words cross training and non-athletic types will either think you’re talking about footwear or that you’re simply not dedicated to a single fitness endeavor. Mention the same words to a serious athlete and you’ll have started an exciting conversation about sharing workouts, techniques and goals. Cross training started when dedicated single-sport athletes began […]

Simple Ways to Boost Brain Power

Simple Ways to Boost Brain Power

We all know that exercise and diet leads to a healthy body but so often we forget about the most powerful and arguably most important part of your body… the brain. If you find yourself feeling scatterbrained and worn down chances are you could use a boost to help amp up your memory, sharpness and […]

Power Lifters vs. Bodybuilders

Power Lifters vs. Bodybuilders

Bodybuilding is generally observed as a round the clock workout routine used by professional bodybuilders and trainers to effectively utilize strength and cardiovascular fitness training to achieve muscular mass and tone. Maintaining a strict diet is a critical component observed more often in the art of bodybuilding than powerlifting. This has often seen most bodybuilders […]

Balancing your Fitness Training with Strength Training

Balancing your Fitness Training with Strength Training

When you are starting any total body training program it is important to balance your general fitness with strength training to ensure you are getting the most out of your exercise. Before we discuss some of the specific methods recommended to help you balance your weights and cardio there are a few main components that […]

Effective Interval Training Workout

Effective Interval Training Workout

The interval training workout is seen as a cardiovascular physical training routine which involves an occasional alterations in the intensity usually beginning with a low frequency workout and ending with a high intensity exercise with specific rest periods in-between. Most fitness enthusiasts have found it to be quite effective by including a high intensity exercise […]

Tips to Improve your Strength Training this Year

Tips to Improve your Strength Training this Year

Fitness enthusiasts and professional bodybuilders worldwide are constantly setting goals to improve the toned muscles and physique by finding adding new routines to their strength training workout to yield new results for their hard work. Weight training is often viewed as a form of strength training which recognizes the use of weights to create resistance. This […]

10 Ways to Save Time During Your Workout

10 Ways to Save Time During Your Workout

In the world of Hollywood movies and make believe the average person has an entire hour and more to devote to their workout. In reality this is far from the truth as for the average employee having 24 hours within a typical day is almost never enough to effectively fit a workout as that often […]

A Basic Guide to Help Lose your Gut

A Basic Guide to Help Lose your Gut

Sick and tired of having to constantly buy bigger sized clothing as your current items appear to be getting tighter and tighter on your body. Unfortunately, no matter how much you try to convince yourself, they aren’t shrinking in the wash and it is instead you that are getting bigger and heavier. If you’re guilty […]

The Muay Thai Workout

The Muay Thai Workout

The word “Muay-Thai” when translated to the English language effectively means the art of Eight Limbs, or Thai Boxing. The sport has often been referred to as one of the most brutal combative stand-up martial arts sports using a combination of powerful kicks, and punches using the feet, elbows, knees and even the forehead. Top […]

The Best Hybrid Training Exercises for Muscle Growth

The Best Hybrid Training Exercises for Muscle Growth

The key to hybrid training is based on the workout to actively combine several movements into one single repetition during the workout. One fitting example of hybrid training is known as the olympic clean and jerk exercise which combines, the deadlift, the upright row, the reverse curl, the front squat, and the jerk exercise which […]

From The Gym To The Slopes- Workouts To Improve Your Skiing

From The Gym To The Slopes- Workouts To Improve Your Skiing

It’s that time of year again. The bathing suits are packed away for the year and beach trips have come and gone. Now it’s time to get ready for ski season! Sure, you can buy all the finest equipment out there and stay at the finest resorts, but you can’t neglect adding some exercises into […]

Killer Quadricep Workout

Killer Quadricep Workout

Whether leg day may be the most-dreaded, most-loved or most-skipped part of your workout regimen, it is crucial. Our quadriceps, specifically, are the main players in the extension of the knee and a vital part of a strong frame, not to mention in walking, standing, and running. Leg workouts can either be split into a […]

Are "Hunger Genes" Causing you to be Fat

Are "Hunger Genes" Causing you to be Fat

It was recently suggested in a health magazine, that hunger genes commonly referred to as DNA mutations were solely responsible for almost if not every instance of low metabolism rates, daily cravings, and overeating disorders resulting in a person’s severe overweight. What are hunger genes and do you have them? KSR2 Gene In a scientific […]

Effective Time Management to Achieve Your Goals

Effective Time Management to Achieve Your Goals

When you set out to accomplish any athletic goal the key is time management. Life is all about making tough choices every day and you need to have a serious conversation with yourself about how much you are willing to make the choices required to be healthy. Time Management Strategies to Improve your Fitness Routine […]

Can Exercise Help Prevent Prostate Cancer?

Can Exercise Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

Everyone wants to live a long healthy life right? Well in order to achieve this you’ve got to work hard for it and even then sometimes the powers that be decide otherwise. Prostate cancer is a very serious life threatening disease however many are finding that are preventative actions that you can take to lower […]

Ways to Workout Without Weights

Ways to Workout Without Weights

In today’s world there are many individuals who do not have access to a local gym, for financial, work schedule or other reasons. Regardless of the situation, training at home without the assistance of gym equipment or weights is very much a reality used by many individuals in the fitness industry. Bodybuilding and strength training […]

Top 10 Herbs and Spices for Men’s Health

Top 10 Herbs and Spices for Men’s Health

The use of herbs and spices for medicinal purposes has been around since our hunter/gatherer days. It’s no secret that they contain health benefits for both men and women. Modern science is just beginning to scratch the surface of the healing powers that lie waiting in some our favorite herbs and spices. While the benefits […]

Ways to Overcome a Weight Loss Plateau

Ways to Overcome a Weight Loss Plateau

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight before in your life, and we suspect that you may very well have, then you’ll know what a frustrating and testing experience it can be, both physically, and psychologically. There will be highs, and there will be lows, that’s just the nature of the beast. Top tips to […]

Why You Should Be Taking These 10 Health Supplements

Why You Should Be Taking These 10 Health Supplements

When it comes to your health, everyone is telling you about the latest health supplement fad. But there are some nutrients that it’s just too hard to obtain naturally without eating vast amounts of food. So here are 10 simple health supplements your body needs regularly. 1. Vitamin C Surprisingly, over half of all men […]

Kettlebell: The Original Cast Iron

Kettlebell: The Original Cast Iron

Imagine a workout that incorporates flexibility, strength and cardio, all in one. Now, imagine doing that workout using just one piece of equipment. Well say hello to the kettlebell. Top 5 Kettlebell Workout Benefits Although kettlebells have been around for many years, they are coming back lately with a vengeance. Kettlebells are a fresher face […]

The Benefits of Circuit Training

The Benefits of Circuit Training

Circuit training is popularly seen as the average workout program combining fitness training with a cardiovascular workout. The circuit training utilizes a method involving weight or resistance training to effectively achieve the maximum workout within the shortest time possible. How Circuit Training can take you to the next level Highly recommended for people who would […]

What is Tabata Training?

What is Tabata Training

It is a known fact that cardiovascular exercise are specifically designed and implemented into workout routines to stimulate loss of fatty tissue, improve a person’s endurance and burn calories. Such exercises have included skipping, distance running, power walking or even cycling. These set of exercise workouts are categorically referred to as moderate intense training as […]

The Stand Up Workstation - Can You Really Work from Them?

The Stand Up Workstation - Can You Really Work from Them

If you’re old enough, you probably remember an episode of the hit cable tv show, The Office where Dwight brags about the benefits of his stand up workstation, but is soon trying to disguise that he’s resting on a stool. All comedy aside, is it reasonable to have a stand up workstation? Do you really […]

Planning your Workout for your Body Type

Planning your Workout for your Body Type

There are many factors that influence what types of workouts you should do to reach your fitness goals. Gender, age, ability, etc. are all factors; however, one of the most important and perhaps most overlooked is body type. Yes, just because you and your buddy weigh the same and are the same height means in […]

Breaking Down Your Warm Up

Breaking Down Your Warm Up

Anyone who’s ever felt the stabbing pain that comes with being insufficiently warmed up for a workout can appreciate there is a real benefit associated with pre-workout preparedness. For that purpose, dynamic stretching is incredibly effective at minimizing muscle soreness as well as rushing blood (and oxygen) to the muscles you’re about to work. Additionally, […]

Personal Plyometrics to Increase Explosive Power

Personal Plyometrics

The extra “oomph” that comes from the explosive movements in plyometrics can ramp up weight loss, build lean muscle, and increase strength and endurance. We’ll show you a few do-anywhere moves to incorporate plyo into your everyday routine.If you’ve read our previous articles on plyometrics and metabolic training, then you’re already aware of the benefits […]

Best Exercises for Back Pain

Best Exercises for Back Pain

One of the most common and nagging complaints among adults is the dreaded back pains. Often seen as the result from muscle injury, or strain and overuse. Available treatment remedies can allow the average person suffering with this condition to remain active for only a specific period of time as repeated instances and recurring back […]

Breathing Techniques - Inhale… Exhale… Repeat

Breathing Techniques - Inhale… Exhale… Repeat

Regardless of your fitness level and your choice health and fitness activities, one of the easiest and most effective ways to enhance your results is to really concentrate on your breathing. Besides keeping your blood oxygenated as you also increase your heart rate and respiration levels, proper breathing can also improve your strength, mechanics and […]

Keys to A Successful Pyramid Workout Challenge

Keys to A Successful Pyramid Workout Challenge

The Pyramid workout is a workout routine designed to allow the exerciser to perform an exercise for a specific number of repetitions then working their way in the number of reps to one. Pyramid Workout to supercharge your routine A basic and effective workout used to challenge the user both physically and mentally, this type […]

Seeing the Changes In Your Physique

Seeing the Changes In Your Physique

When most people see a bodybuilder with a ripped physique the one of the first questions that comes to mind is“So, what’s your body fat percentage?” Quite frankly most don’t know and really don’t care. Should you ask a bodybuilder about his physique. The same way the judges at a bodybuilding show don’t ask you, “how […]

Spinning Class - A New Spin on Working Out

Spinning Class - A New Spin on Working Out

You have probably seen the room full of stationary bikes at the gym with spinning class in full swing and been tempted to join. Even if you don’t have much experience with stationary bikes you should definitely consider mixing up your workout with spinning. Spinning class can be fun if you are up to it […]

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Hercules Workout

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Hercules Workout

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is a household name all over the world, he has witnessed great success as a football player, professional wrestler and an A list movie star. One thing that is most notable about the Rock (apart from his athleticism, charisma and acting ability) is his impressive muscular frame. The Rock started with […]

Five Nutritional All-Stars

Five Nutritional All-Stars

When it comes to food, there are tons of nutritious choices out there. However, there are some common foods that truly stand out as nutrient-packed powerhouses. We’ve highlighted five nutritional all-stars that are even better for you than you may have thought. These all star food is very nutritional for your body. 1. Avocados. Want […]

Can A Sedentary Lifestyle Hurt Your Workout?

Can A Sedentary Lifestyle Hurt Your Workout

We put in the work almost every day, about an hour each time. We raise our heart rates in cardiovascular exercise, and then make the rounds for strengthening and muscle building. However, is it possible that our sedentary lifestyle is negating all this hard work? Is sitting for too many hours during the day reversing […]

Can you Still Powerlift in your 40s?

Can you Still Powerlift in your 40s

As athletes get older, it is wise to appreciate the fact that your body is not as efficient as it was in your twenties or thirties but this does not mean one has to simply give up. There are many power lifters, bodybuilders and strongmen who still compete in their 40s; many of them also […]

Waist Measurement - Waist Not, Want Not

Waist Measurement - Waist Not, Want Not

Pop quiz – what was your waist measurement at age 18? And now? An increase of more than two inches could indicate accelerated aging is headed your way. We all put on a few pounds here and there as we age, but when it starts to settle around your waistline your body will start acting […]

The Benefits of Functional Training

The Benefits of Functional Training

Functional training has been popular amongst athletes for quite awhile now. It has helped athletes all over the world to improve how they train. The main theory behind this concept is to build a solid foundation on movements we have evolved to be physically capable of. Functional training is designed to help us exercise and move […]

Late Night Exercise vs. Early Morning

Late Night Exercise vs. Early Morning

Most people considering to take up a training routine will often wonder when is the best time for exercising. Is it early morning or late night exercise that works best for you? If that sounds like your predicament and you need a bit of insight as to when you should perform your workout to gain […]

Lower Body Warm-Up Exercises

Lower Body Warm-Up Exercises

Performing a thorough warm-up routine before your workout is crucial to improving overall strength, maximum performance and enhancing recovery. The warm-up contrary to some beliefs is not just a series of randomly performed exercises or movements, instead it should characterize a set of unilaterally performed movements effortlessly performed in a continuously flowing rhythmic pattern. The […]

The Secret to Six pack Abs

Want Six pack abs? Who doesn’t, right? First, let’s start with a little bit of bad news. If you’re over 25, you don’t want to spend every waking minute in the gym, you’re not genetically blessed among men, and you don’t relish the idea of a diet consisting almost entirely of greens and lean poultry, […]

Hill Training - Head for the Hills to Win it

Hill Training - Head for the Hills to Win it

Exercise scientist and national competitor, Heikki Rusko—one of the world’s leading researchers in running performance—needed a fast an effective method to prepare for the National Master’s Championships. His fix: Hill training. Knowing that hill training produces an increase in performance and a boost in aerobic capacity, Rusko heads for the hills. At 64-years-old, you’ll be […]

Muscle Confusion – Fact, Myth, or Somewhere In Between?

Muscle Confusion – Fact, Myth, or Somewhere In Between

Muscle confusion is a hot buzzword in the exercise industry. But is it an effective technique based on science, or a realistic-sounding gimmick that only serves to effectively promote exercise DVD sales? What is Muscle confusion “Muscle confusion” is a fitness theory based on the idea that when you do a single exercise repeatedly, your […]

How to Get an Inguinal Crease

How to Get an Inguinal Crease

Commonly referred to as “the must-have muscle” often seen in celebrity movies such as Fight Club with Brad Pitt or Calvin Klein television adverts with Mark Walhberg; the inguinal crease often called the moneymaker has been a continual topic for discussion amongst fitness enthusiasts on the best forms of training to get that perfect love […]

Maximizing Your Elliptical Performance

Maximizing Your Elliptical Performance

Cardio enthusiasts literally leapt at the chance to try the elliptical when it first debuted in the early 1990s. Here it was – a completely zero-impact way to get in a run, walk or jog – thereby extending the distance and time most people were able to put in at the gym. Sadly, unless directed […]

Can Your Socks Really Improve Performance?

Can Your Socks Really Improve Performance

Footwear is an essential piece of equipment for nearly all fitness activities. Yet, most people stop after they’ve purchased shoes, skates, skis, etc. We can’t say we blame them – after dropping a few hundred bucks it’s only natural to assume you’re done. In actuality, the socks you wear also play an incredibly important role […]

7 Simple, Natural and Inexpensive Ways to Look More Youthful

7 Simple, Natural and Inexpensive Ways to Look More Youthful

Everyone’s chasing that most elusive of dreams—long-lasting youth. Yes, there are creams, and gels, and procedures, and supplements that can keep you one step ahead of Father Time. But there are also some simple, natural, low-cost ways (and by low-cost we mean dirt cheap or free) to look more youthful. We’ve highlighted seven of our favorites. Milk […]

Strength Training vs. Body Building – the Eternal Debate

Strength Training vs. Body Building – the Eternal Debate

The argument – and confusion — over what strength training and body building actually encompass, which is better and how they’re different dates back to the beginning of the sports themselves. The fact is, though they may have some superficial similarities, bodybuilding is completely different than weight training, with completely different techniques and goals. Body Building […]

The Biggest Loser Workout

The Biggest Loser Workout

If you’re a fan of the inspiring television show “The Biggest Loser” you may have watched the shocking Season 15 finale which showed champ Rachel Frederickson after losing 155 pounds becoming the first contestant in the history of the show to finish underweight, and yet healthy and sustainable. To help get you fit we will introduce […]

To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

To Stretch or Not to Stretch

If you’re like most guys, your grade school P.E. teachers, your high school coach, and your college coaches drilled the following mantra into your head: never exercise cold muscles—always stretch before a workout. Is there a benefit of stretching before exercising? Well, it may take some meditation, mental conditioning, or therapy to get some of […]

Lessons Learned In the Off Season

Lessons Learned In the Off Season

Most competitive bodybuilders might take years before they finally figure things out. First they might read in a magazine how others (pro bodybuilders) do it. Then ask advice from others at the gym. Then finally give their own trial and error a try. What are we talking about, you ask? We’re talking about the elusive off-season! (Off-season – defined loosely […]

Strength in Stillness with Plank Exercises

Strength in Stillness

So you’ve tried cardio, weight training, plyometrics, martial arts, sports, and more – but you’re still looking for a new challenge or untapped method for enhancing your physique. The answer is actually simpler than you think. It’s not about doing more reps or heavier weight or pushing harder… it is about doing less and finding […]

Frequent Sex for a Healthier You?

Frequent Sex for a Healthier You

Sex is much more than a means of procreation or recreation. Sex is also a powerful indicator of our overall health and fitness. The ability to have sex at all is a reflection of a certain level of wellness within the body. For instance, a man who is routinely unable to achieve an erection may […]

Achieving the Perfect Balance for Your Physique

Achieving the Perfect Balance for Your Physique

Although achieving the perfect balance in life is more often than not totally impossible it is certainly an admirable goal in which one should aim for. Albert Einstein once said that “perfect moderation is more difficult than abstention” and he knew this better than most as he was addicted to many drugs. Guide to acheiving […]

Personalize Your Workout by Somatotyping

Personalize Your Workout by Somatotyping

Any good personal trainer when they meet a potential client for the first time needs to first explain what genetic predisposition the person has. This is called somatotyping which puts your body into a category that explains the lean muscle to fat distribution that you have genetically. Build your workout aroud Somatotyping The Endomorph Endomorphs […]

Smart Phones - Clicking Towards Performance

Smart Phones - Clicking Towards Performance

Since the advent of smart phones it’s a rare occurrence to see anyone bring a notepad to the gym. Don’t let it convince you that people have stopped tracking their reps, weight, distance and other markers of performance. Smart Phones and the Future of Fitness They’ve just gotten technology involved… in more ways than one. […]

Metabolic Training

Metabolic Training

Your metabolism is the way your body handles the food-energy balance within your body. A high metabolic rate means your body burns fuel (food) very efficiently and quickly, not allowing many opportunities for fuel to turn to fat. Metabolic Traning Tips to Achieve that chiesled body Get that metabolism burning Alternatively, a slow metabolism means […]

Aging by Numbers

Aging by Numbers

For something to be considered an antique, it must be at least 25 years old. Sound unfair? It’s only unfair if you’re not taking care of yourself accordingly. Just like our favorite possessions, maintenance is a vital component about staying in mint condition. The trick is that the tasks involved in maintenance change with aging. […]

Making Your Day Off Count

Making Your Day Off Count

For every stress you put your body through for strength or cardio training, a recovery period is equally as important. While it can be tempting to believe that all-go, no-quit workouts can accelerate results, even the world’s top athletes understand the importance of a day off. The Right Amount of Active Rest on your Day […]

Speed Training to Trim Your Run Time

Speed Training to Trim Your Run Time

Start talking about speed and fitness and most minds typically jump to track and field, marathons, or in some cases, swimming or biking. Understandably, race-style sporting events dominate our perceptions of activities requiring speed. Top Tips for Speed Training In truth, however, speed is an asset that works its way into nearly every competitive sport. […]

Importance of learning Your Family Health History

Importance of learning Your Family Health History

They say those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it – and nowhere is this more true than with your family health history. The illnesses and maladies that plagued your ancestors are likely to pop up again in your life, or the life of a close sibling or relative. Do you know […]

Total Bodyweight Plate Workout

Total Bodyweight Plate Workout

Interval Training today has become one of the most adopted forms of training as several trainers are slowly changing their routines from the occasionally boring cardio workout to a more intense and high impact training routine. Bodyweight Plate High Impact Training Most men who have preferred interval training as a primary method of training have […]

Tips to Avoid Workout Burnout

Tips to Avoid Workout Burnout

It’s not uncommon to find men caught up in the ritual of packing the local gyms in huge numbers trying to achieve the maximum muscle build and physique in the shortest time possible. Sadly one of the common mistakes experienced by many of these fitness nuts is overtraining their muscles with far too much exercise […]

Better Breathing Techniques to Fight Fatigue

Better Breathing Techniques to Fight Fatigue

Amazing machines, the lungs. Without them, we obviously couldn’t breathe… but we also wouldn’t be able to turn calories into energy. And although we often take our lungs for granted, there’s a lot that goes into every breath we take. Improving your breathing technique for a better workout In fact, so much goes into the […]

The Importance of Fiber in your Diet

The Importance of Fiber in your Diet

As far as our general health, fitness, and overall well-being is concerned, it can’t be denied that our diets play a crucial role in determining just how healthy, or unhealthy, we actually are. Most of us simply aren’t eating enough healthy and beneficial ingredients, and unfortunately our health is paying the price. One food source […]

Metabolism Boosting Workouts

Metabolism Boosting Workouts

Most effective way to increase your current rate of metabolism is through exercise and maintaining a proper diet. While cardio training provides a considerable increase in the metabolism of the exerciser this method of exercise is rarely considered as a solitary method of training as many individuals tend to lose a significant amount of muscle […]

The No Barbell Chest and Triceps Workout

The No Barbell Chest and Triceps Workout

Most fitness experts will tell you that the barbell bench press is the best exercise for developing the pectoral muscles to achieve a well-defined chest. This however is not 100% accurate. Bodybuilders when building the chest and triceps muscles strongly recommend against training aimed at focusing solely on the bench press exercise as a primary […]

Tips to Increase Your Running Speed and Endurance

Tips to Increase Your Running Speed and Endurance

Professional runners and athletes have for some time continued to thwart the odd and set new barriers and records once believed to be absolutely impossible. Many trainers outside these events who were privileged to witness these breathtaking events have often wondered what contributing factors were made possible to achieve such peak performance. Also how they […]

Muscle Building Back and Biceps Workout

Muscle Building Back and Biceps Workout

Having a strong back and biceps is undoubtedly one of the best health features of  muscle building that all men want to achieve. A large majority of the existing back workouts today are basically divided into two specific segments aimed at targeting the lower back and upper back muscles accordingly by primarily focusing on the […]

Can More Muscle Mass Lead to a Longer Life?

Can More Muscle Mass Lead to a Longer Life

You won’t need us to tell you just how beneficial and healthy it is for you to exercise, as the various health benefits and advantages are extremely well documented and extremely well known, considered common knowledge amongst most people. Now, as far as which forms of exercise are concerned, most people consider forms of cardio […]

Bodybuilding Bulking Myths

Bodybuilding Bulking Myths

Many of you have in your quest for perfect health and physique have undoubtedly had to struggle with the numerous contradicting advice of your friends, so called fitness experts, and the dreaded self-proclaimed bodybuilding television ads offering you the total body physique of a lifetime. Never before has one industry been riddled with countless recommendations […]

Fitness Retreat Travel Destinations

Fitness Retreat Travel Destinations

Fitness retreat travel destinations are designed to get you in shape and healthy in mind, body and spirit in a variety of ways. Many of them are not for the faint of heart and require a unique mindset to make them beneficial as a fitness retreat. For most a fitness vacation wouldn’t be an ideal […]

Is Aveed the Answer for Low Testosterone?

Is Aveed the Answer for Low Testosterone

When it comes to overall manliness, it’s widely considered that those with higher levels of testosterone, are generally considered to be the most manly and alpha-type males, if you will. Is Aveed a New Hope for testosterone lacking males? Testosterone is the dominant male sexual hormone that is responsible for bone density, hair growth and […]

5 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Lifting Routine

5 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Lifting Routine

Many of the exercise programs used in the fitness industry today often need to be modified on a regular basis to benefit from a continuous result allowing the person training to achieve a better look and feel about themselves. How to set up the perfect lifting routine for you Although this principle is often difficult […]

Muscle Building Miscues to Avoid

Muscle Building Miscues to Avoid

Bodybuilders and powerlifters are often taught to focus their training workout on performing a number of exercises aimed at isolating various muscle groups. These muscle grous include leg extensions, and pectoral flyes to build their muscles. How to steer clear of these muscle building miscues However exercises such as the squat and bench press have […]

Post Workout Calorie Burn Using the Afterburn Effect

Post Workout Calorie Burn Using the Afterburn Effect

The body’s natural ability to burn calories after successfully completing a workout is generally referred to as Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) or simply within the fitness industry as the popular afterburn effect. In basic terms, what EPOC means is that the metabolism rate of the human body will remain in an elevated state post […]

How to Train for a Road Race

How to Train for a Road Race

Most individuals out of the sheer love for road racing will often find themselves attending and participating in a number of events every year. Beginners who have over time developed a keen interest in this sport, enjoy riding and are able to spent three to four hours in the saddle are generally great candidates for […]

Pick Up Rules While Working Out

Pick Up Rules While Working Out

Who could resist the tight yoga pants, short running shorts, smoothly toned muscles, and the flushed cheeks of girls in the middle of a workout? Not us – and we’re betting not you either. Make the wrong move, however, and you might not just get shot down; you might get labeled as the gym perv, […]

Jump Power Lifts to Build Muscle and Explosive Power

Jump Power Lifts to Build Muscle and Explosive Power

When it comes to physical exercise and training, it’s probably pretty safe to assume that many of you tend to head to the gym several nights a week, and engage in a number of different activities and exercises. Obviously, some of the most common exercises are going to be those involving cardiovascular exercise, such as […]

Safflower Oil – The New Belly Fat Blaster

Safflower Oil – The New Belly Fat Blaster

Working hard to drop fat requires considerable determination. As we’ve all been told a million times before, you cannot spot reduce any area. The body will “pull” from fat stores in a more or less even fashion, all over the body. A fat rear end won’t slim up faster by doing more squats and leg […]

Bucket List Fitness Goals

Bucket List Fitness Goals

Men when beginning a fitness program often do so with a list of possibilities they would like to accomplish in their lifetime generally referred to as the fitness bucket list. Creating a bucket list in many circumstances serves as a motivational guideline to the individual to maintain healthy lifestyle allowing them to follow through on […]

Best at Home Gym Equipment for the Price

Best at Home Gym Equipment for the Price

Most men when considering purchasing a home gym will often think about a private convenient workout space they would never be able to experience at a traditional public and local gym. Top Gym Equipment at Home to Get a Professional Workout The average fitness male spends countless dollars in membership fees over a number of […]

How to Get 8 Pack Abs and Shred Belly Fat

How to Get 8 Pack Abs

Training to achieving the perfect 8 pack abs requires the individual to possess two main ingredients. An exceptionally low level of body-fat and an outstandingly developed abdominal muscle tissue. How to Get 8 Pack Abs Most professional trainers when training individuals towards this goal will schedule a firm exercise and diet program consisting of a […]

Increase Your Mobility to Increase Strength

Increase Your Mobility to Increase Strength

Men who are often characterized as hard-gainers occasionally suffer from reduced range of motion often referred to as ROM and muscle stiffness after completing their training exercise. Top tips to increase strength Professional trainers when selecting a proper workout for their respective clients will often structure the workout to ensure the person training does not […]

Ways to Combine Metabolic Training with Resistance Training

Ways to Combine Metabolic Training with Resistance Training

One of the great mysteries in the fitness industry is whether the person training should focus on cardiovascular training, resistance exercises, or weight training in their quest for weight loss and muscle build. Top tips on how to use Resistance Training in combination with other methods While some powerlifters will often focus their training on […]

Tips to Break A Weight Loss Plateau or Pitfall

Tips to Break A Weight Loss Plateau or Pitfall

As I’m sure many of you can relate to, at times, losing weight can be a real struggle and extremely frustrating in some instances. The reason for this is because naturally, at some point, we’ll have to deal with plateaus times when no matter how hard we try, and how hard we actually work, the […]

Upper and Lower Split Training

Upper and Lower Split Training

The Upper and Lower body split training has often been referred to by many within the fitness industry as one of the most credible forms of training performed within a single workout session. What is Split Training? The typical upper and lower split training session generally requires the person training to focus on a series […]

Cross Training Tips from The Pros

Cross Training Tips from The Pros

Most men in their quest for the perfect physique, enhanced strength and performance have routinely been found stockpiling massive exercise arsenal utilizing every known training method at their disposal to gain their goal to perfection. Importance of cross training in your Fitness Routine Some men however have unwillingly dug themselves into a type of fitness […]

Easy Ways to Incorporate more Fitness in Your Daily Routine

Easy Ways to Incorporate more Fitness in Your Daily Routine

One of the easiest and most effective means of improving the mental and physical health of an individual is through exercise. Just a few minutes of daily exercise on a consistent basis has been proven to not only alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression experienced in men but also offer a substantial increase in energy, […]

Get Flat Abs Without Sit-Ups

Get Flat Abs Without Sit-Ups

Most men when feeling a little flabby around the tummy areas immediately go into a workout frenzy focusing mainly on exercises such as the conventional sit-up, or stomach crunch. Experienced fitness trainers however through their continued exposure have found a number of available methods to get flat abs without the use of the traditional sit-up. […]

Tips for Measuring your Heart Rate

Tips for Measuring your Heart Rate

When the fitness industry started its boom in the early 1980’s the measuring of your pulse rate just after your aerobics workout was something that was explained to most new gym members. Measuring your heart rate is a fool proof way of monitoring the status on your fitness. How to measure your heart rate to […]

Best Exercises to Transform Your Body

Best Exercises to Transform Your Body

Getting in shape is never an easy task. While it is impossible to change the genetic structure of an individual it is probable to make the most of the person’s current physique by consistently training to transform your body and achieve the desired shape and muscular tone. Best exercises to transform your body The Bear […]

Exercises to Blast Your Obliques

Exercises to Blast Your Obliques

Often referred to as the cuddly muffin top, fatty mall hangovers or those outstanding love handles, these belly fat areas often seen bulging over the waistband are never a pleasant sight to the aspiring bodybuilder or fitness enthusiast. Top ways to exercise your obliques and get rid of side fat The average man conscious of […]

The Descending Ladder Workout

The Descending Ladder Workout

The descending ladder workout has been often used by professional marathon runners to train their bodies for the rigors of the traditional 5k and 10k marathon racing events. How to do the descending ladder workout Unlike half and regular marathons which will observe the contestants resting fatigue during the latter mile portion of the run, […]

Can Certain Foods Really Burn Belly Fat?

Can Certain Foods Really Burn Belly Fat

The truth is that there are no foods that you can eat that will specifically burn belly fat only. Fat-loss is directly connected to your calorie intake and your calorie output. Speeding up your metabolism in order to lose fat is the fastest and most sustainable permanent fat-loss solution. Top Foods that can help you […]

Lifting Tips for Hard Gainers

Hard gainers are often recognized as individuals who by training on their own find it extremely difficult to increase their body mass and muscle growth using traditional methods of weight training. This is primarily due to their failure to implement the proper training techniques, in addition to their lack of consistency of the workout and […]

Exercises to Firm Up Loose Skin Post Weight Loss

Exercises to Firm Up Loose Skin Post Weight Loss

Loose skin resulting from post weight loss training is a common phenomenon generally occurring when the individual training drops a large amount of their weight at one time rather than over a prolonged period leaving the person with a bulky feeling as a result from the loose and sagging skin. As such the individual is […]

Self Fitness Tests to Measure your Level of Fitness

Self Fitness Tests to Measure your Level of Fitness

One of the most typical questions the conventional training individual will ask himself is, “Am I doing enough physical activity?.” Self-measuring the level of fitness of a person on a regular basis is by far the only way to determine how effective or ineffective their training workout is based on the progress achieved. Many of […]

Weight Training for Beginners

Weight Training for Beginners

Today an increasing number of individuals are recognizing more and more the important role weight loss and fitness plays in their overall health and success. However a large number of people who would like to take up a weight training for beginners program, lack the knowledge on where and how they should start their strength […]

Why You Should have a Workout Plan

Why You Should have a Workout Plan

Having a regular exercise routing is an important attribute to the natural health and welfare of every individual. The key in maintaining a proper workout plan is finding a training routine that is suited to the lifestyle of the individual. Some people often find the traditional home workout to be most convenient for their timely […]

Pre-Workout Warm Up Routine

Pre-Workout Warm Up Routine

Notably one of the most neglected and highly important aspect of any training or workout, is the warm up routine. Generally there are two varying forms of the traditional warm up exercises used in pre lifting known as the General Pre-Workout Warm Up and the Specific Pre-Exercise Warmup. How to do the General Pre-Workout Warm […]

How Many Days should You Workout Per Week

How Many Days should You Workout Per Week

Beginners and even seasoned professional bodybuilders when structuring a training routine need to determine the frequency and days to workout per week that they will dedicate to their training. How many days should you workout per week? Additionally the professional bodybuilder and professional trainer will give careful consideration to the frequency of their weight training […]

How to Enhance the Quality of your Erection

How to Enhance the Quality of your Erection

Every man wants to last and to have the strongest erection possible during sex but many guys suffer from less than desirable erections. Most guys put their confidence and their self-worth into the same equation and expect their bodies to be at peak performance levels at all times. But is that realistic? Probably not. However, […]

Dumbbell Lunge Exercises for Ripped Legs

Dumbbell Lunge Exercises for Ripped Legs

The lunge in any training workout is simply defined as taking one giant step. This exercise is often performed with or without the use of weights. Occasionally the lunge has been used in strength training and cardiovascular workouts with dumbbells positioned at the sides, shoulder level, or with the use of a barbell placed behind […]

Workouts that Torch Fat

Workouts that Torch Fat

The typical health physician will often recommend that their patients involve themselves in some form of activity consisting of at least 30 to 45 minutes of moderate to intense exercise to improve their cardiovascular function and health. Individuals who have been known to perform an exercise workout two to three times on a weekly basis […]

Rules to Sustain your Muscle Gain

Rules to Sustain your Muscle Gain

Having achieved the desired goal of obtaining the physique you’ve always wanted now leaves you with the added responsibility of maintaining this new body. Below are some of the successful techniques used by many fitness trainers and professional bodybuilders to maintain their physique. Top Tips to Sustain Muscle Growth Keep a consistent workout schedule Exercising […]

HIIT Workout for Bigger and Faster Gains

HIIT Workout for Bigger and Faster Gains

High Intensity Interval Training often referred to as HIIT is defined by its training routine incorporating short bursts of demanding exercise activity observing in-between rest periods. This form of training has been widely used by athletes and professional bodybuilders within the fitness industry. Tips for starting your HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training The High […]

Can Exercise Make you Smarter?

Can Exercise Make you Smarter

For years scientific researchers have tried to determine a link between cardiovascular diseases and factors associated with physical and emotional values in human beings. Many health professionals however have been able to identify a distinctive relationship between the mental ability of a person and exercising. Here is a little clarification on the question does exercise make […]

Best Cross Training Exercises

Best Cross Training Exercises

Most fitness experts will testify to the fact that during their strength training workouts by including the use of cross training exercises have been a vital aspect of their workout routine which has helped prevent events of muscle damage, imbalances and has delivered them from the usual boredom which can often be experience with the […]

Broncos Head Coach John Fox Needs Heart Surgery

Broncos Head Coach John Fox Needs Heart Surgery

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox was enjoying a round of golf on a Charlotte, NC, golf course when he suddenly became dizzy. He was taken to a local hospital where it was revealed that the third-year coach will need to have aortic valve replacement surgery as soon as possible. Fox had known of his […]

Importance of Weight Training for Men's Fitness

Importance of Weight Training for Men's Fitness

The topic of weight lifting and it’s many benefits to men has been a controversial topic within the fitness industry, social discourse and medical field. Scientific research over the years has discovered many indisputable facts concerning the health benefits associated with weight training and lifting. Some of the Amazing Health Benefits of Weight Training Studies […]

The Truth about Losing Belly Fat in Men

The Truth about Losing Belly Fat in Men

The University of Alabama at Birmingham decided to look specifically at the relationship between cardiovascular disease, diabetes and belly fat in men. They took 137 men from all ages as well as different sizes and used seven key different measurements in order to determine their risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes or pre-diabetes. What does […]

Mobility and Flexibility: Forgotten But Necessary

Mobility and Flexibility: Forgotten But Necessary

You wake up, hit the gym, and head to work. You sit at your desk for eight plus hours, then sit in your car and drive home. You get home, make dinner, and sit again, on the couch this time. Whoa, that’s a lot of sitting. Don’t forget about the importance of mobility and flexibility […]

A Date is Set…I Make My Return on August 18th

A date is set for the bodybuilding competition

Well, my friends, a date is set for my return to bodybuilding competitions. As you may have been reading, up to now my blog has been primarily about different ideas and techniques to make your workouts more effective. I can already hear what some are saying…”so, do YOU incorporate these things in your workouts? If […]

Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System

The immune system is one of the most sensitive and important systems in one’s body, and one that is often neglected. Many people don’t pay much attention to keeping their immunity up, but there’s no denying the fact that having a healthy immune system is a must for anyone who puts a premium on their […]

Effective 30 Minute Workout for a Healthy Body and Mind

Effective 30 Minute Workout for a Healthy Body and Mind

Most people though aware of the health benefits of a daily exercise routine, come up with excuses for not being able to exercise in spite of their good intentions. Benefits of a 30 Minute workout Exercise helps you develop a strong metabolism along with a robust immune system. When you sweat during exercise, it helps […]

BMI Calculator

Your body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat your body contains. If you weigh 140 pounds and are 10% fat, it means that your body consists of 14 pounds of fat and 126 pounds lean body mass (bone, muscle, organ tissue, blood). A certain amount of fat is essential to bodily functions. Fat […]

Time to See a Health Specialist?

In a healthcare world still dominated by HMOs, we’ve all become more dependent on general practicioners to provide targeted recommendations and insights about our health problems. This is perfectly acceptable when you’ve got a persistent cold, or run of the mill allergies, or a mild infection. However, when it comes to chronic pain, complicated or […]

Fermented Foods - Staying Young by Eating Old

Here in the United States, we have an obsession with freshness. We’ve been convinced that the sooner a food leaves the farm, the better it is. Sure, it’s a good policy, but it leaves out an incredibly healthful category of foods that can help keep you younger. What are Fermented Foods Fermented foods are dishes […]

The Museum – For Fitness?

Here at the Men’sFitClub offices, we sometimes get tired of men getting a bad rap for being uncultured. Sure, we like jokes about flatulence and we generally prefer movies where something blows up, but that doesn’t mean we’re complete meat heads. As a matter of fact, one of our favorite “high-minded” activities is taking a trip […]

The Grind! (They call me the Pepper Mill)

Dieting, cardio, training, posing…all of that for 16 weeks can be a real grind. But they don’t call me the Pepper Mill for nothing! (Ok, I gave myself that nickname, but I’m still using it!) One of the things that you don’t necessarily think of when preparing for a bodybuilding contest is your mental toughness! […]

Summer Fit Vacation Seattle, Washington

If your new year’s resolution was to travel more this year we recommend starting right here in the USA. To put you in the best locations for each season we have our Four Corners for Four Seasons tour that we continue on Seattle, Washington. Vacations are a great way to relax and unwind, but many […]

Heart Disease – Why It’s Still a Concern

Still the number one cause of death in the United States, still responsible for the death of nearly 620,000 Americans every year, and still the cause of over 16.7 million doctors’ offices and hospitals annually, heart disease is not going away simply because we wish it would. Obesity The American obesity epidemic, coupled with poor […]

Incorporating “LIFE” into Bodybuilding Contest Prep - Men's Fit Club

Incorporating LIFE into contest prep

Unless you are one of “those” folks where either bodybuilding is already your full time job. Or you somehow don’t have to work and you are somehow able to do bodybuilding contest prep as a single person (no significant other, no kids, no nothing!). If you don’t fit that mold than you know one of […]

Learning to Swim – Like a Pro

Summer is on the way and that means beach fun and pool parties… all are fantastic reminders that swimming isn’t just fun – it’s a vital skill with the power to keep you healthy and fit. Yet, even those who claim to be “strong swimmers” often have much they can improve about the way they […]

Swimming - Swim Gym Time

Taking your workout to the pool is one of the best ways to get involved with a workout that you can continue for many years to come. The cardiovascular benefits of swimming compare pretty evenly with running or jogging, but without the pounding to your joints. As well, because swimming forces you to keep yourself […]

Washington DC – A Capitol Idea

Love travel but hate feeling like your forcing your cardio workout into the activity schedule? Pay a visit to our nation’s capitol, Washington DC. You’ll find that simply visiting the sights will get you plenty of mileage. Simply walking the city should get your between 10 and 15 miles a day depending on which attractions […]

New Facts on Strokes You Should be Aware of

Here’s one of the scary strokes new facts – the stroke occurrences are on the rise among young and mid aged Americans and at the same time going down for older adults. The sharpest increase was an alarming 51% in men between the ages of 15 and 34, followed closely by a 47% jump in […]

Spring Boot Camp Workout – Conditioning

The US armed forces know a thing or two about transforming everyday citizens in to lean, mean fighting machines. Now thanks to mensfitclub.com you don’t have to enroll with the military to try your hand at Boot Camp. Check out our Spring Boot Camp series where we will walk you through how to start your […]

Tis’ the Season to Stay Fit

We all know how easy it is to pack on the pounds from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. In addition to cold temperatures, daylight savings time, traveling to visit family and gatherings that include indulgent foods it can be hard to keep a consistent workout schedule. But if you want to stay fit and active during the […]

My Running Euphoria

My Running Euphoria

Whether your running for your life like Charlie Brown, or jumping over hurdles like a cross country All-American, or running on wet sand like the ever so inspirational Olympic hope-full’s in Chariots of Fire, you are enjoying a sense of euphoria that is often called “runner’s high”. How running can improve your life Its marathon […]