Monthly archives: July, 2010

7 Things to Do To Keep Building Muscle

Alright, so you’ve been lifting for a while now and have made some good progress.  Then all of the sudden, your gains aren’t coming as quickly as they once were or even worse, you stopped making any gains at all!  Now, this is actually quite common.  You see, when anyone starts out weight lifting, they…



How to Get Motivated to Workout

You see them everywhere: People saying that they desperately want to either lose weight, build muscle, or both, but then do next to nothing to actually achieve it.  Why?  Well if you search google, you’ll find many, many, many answers as to why people are not motivated to workout.  I used to be one of…



Exercise Less When On a Diet

If you are on a calorie deficit (diet) to lose fat and keep the muscle, then you might be doing too much!  There are so many different ways people workout to lose fat, and there are so many people with so many different opinions about which is the right way to and fastest way to…



Truth About Protein and Meal-Replacement Supplements

It seems that these days, people are starting to think, “If I buy a protein supplement and use it after my workout, I will grow a lot more!”  This type of thinking basically comes from a lack of understanding what a protein shake is actually supposed to do.  I get asked, “Do you drink a…



Why People Wear Sweatshirts While Exercising, and Why It’s Useless

I have seen over and over again people working out while wearing a sweatshirt, sweatpants, or both.  Many people claim that this helps them burn more calories because it heats up their body temperature, and, after all, heat is what really burns the calories.  Other people wear them because they say that it helps them…



Should You Do Cardio After Lifting?

Sometimes I get asked, “Should I do cardio after lifting weights?”  Well, it really depends on your goals, is what I normally say.  There are many people that when I ask them why they run after they lift, they say it’s because they want to build muscle by lifting and then lose fat afterward by…