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Monday, March 30, 2009

Pressed for Time? Here's a Killer Workout

We're often short of time for our workouts. Work, family, and other commitments take up a lot of time (and deservedly so) - and since there are only 24 hours in a day, we must figure out ways to work out AND sleep!

The best workouts, by far, are brief. A standard rule of thumb is do more in less time. But how much time is enough? It is my firm belief that you can get a lot of work done in 10-15 minutes!


Yeah, 15 minutes or so. You see, a lot of us go to the gym to fraternize or show people how strong we are. We grunt and groan, using poor form, and crushing our joints in the process.

Way back when, guys like Serge Nubret used to bench press 150-200 pounds, tops. They made light weights heavy by using strict form and slow, deliberate movements. This not only saved their joints, but it also made them "feel" the weight.

In short, they made the mind-to-muscle connection. This is key to building muscle. You gotta feel it.

Jon Benson, in 7 Minute Muscle, knows this; in fact, he's built a killer workout system based on 7, 14, and 21 minute durations. His system is built completely around the mind-muscle connection. If you want to build a killer body without killing yourself in the gym, you have to check out 7 Minute Muscle!

The short story: Work one major muscle group per work out and workout every day.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Vince Delmonte is Launching a New Product

I wanted to let you in on a "secret" - renowned trainer of hardgainers and skinny guys and gals Vince Delmonte is getting ready to sell a new product.

His stuff always sells out fast, so be sure to ACT quickly.

More on Vince Delmonte's announcement can be found on Muscle-Building-Guide-Reviews.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Irregular Training - Part 2

In my last post, Irregular Training, I talked about how I'd missed quite a few training days in the past few weeks.

Well, it got worse. My son wound up in the hospital, needing to have surgery as a result of a nasty infection that none of the doctors that had seen him could diagnose, until it was almost too late.

Long story short, my 17-month-old was in the hospital for nearly a week. Consequently, I didn't go to the gym a single day.

I'm trying to heed my own advice here, though. I am not beating myself up about it. I will go to the gym tonight and doing so will mark my return to consistent work outs!

I cannot change what's happened in the past. I can only move forward, looking back only to learn.

And this time, it really was okay to miss the gym. My kids are far more important than going to the gym. And any time I can spend with them is time I'm willing to miss working out.

It's all about perspective folks. Don't take anything but life too seriously.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Irregular Training?

I have to let you know that I've been very bad with my training as of late. Between my knee injury flaring up (it's an old, beat up knee with 3 surgeries under its belt) and the whole family being sick (me included), I've worked missed 4 out of my last 6 workouts.


But this begins a new week. My knee feels great and my family is feeling better (though not 100%).

One of the key lessons I've learned over the years, however, is that beating yourself up over missing workouts is usually counterproductive. In short, you tend to get down and feel less motivated to work out, which leads to fewer workouts and even greater depression.

While it's extremely vital that you have a consistent workout schedule in the long-run, it's important that you remember one thing:

Today is another day. You cannot change yesterday. But you can control what happens today, tomorrow, next week, and next year.

It's all within your control.

But you cannot change history.

If you'd like a workout plan that doesn't tie you to the gym every day, try the Hardgainer's Manifesto.