Workouts for the Workplace

Whether you work at an office or out in the field, it's important to stay active throughout the work day. How do you do this when you're working, you might ask? Glad you inquired. Here are 10 easy workout moves to get the heart pumping a little on the job. Tricep Dips Getting restless at your cubicle and have an itch to feel the burn in your arms? This move's for you! Slide your chair back a bit away from your desk, put your hands just about under your butt, and scooch forward off your chair. Keep your legs straight on the...

Best Weight Gain Supplements

This is a guest post by Hugo Rivera CFT, SPN, BSCE; author of Body Re-Engineering A question most often asked by those who are just getting started in bodybuilding, especially those who are teenagers, is which supplements are best for gaining weight quickly and for bulking up. Assuming that all of the rules that are presented in my Weight Gain And Bulking Up Rules For The Natural Bodybuilder article, are being followed, then the supplements presented below will be of great help to those who are looking to gain weight and bulk up as quickly as possible.

Body Transformation: A Beginners Step By Step Guide

This is a guest post by Scott Tousignant of Metabolic Masterpiece So you’ve made the decision to undergo a serious body transformation... ROCK ON! This is going to be an incredible life changing experience for you. Now before you begin sculpting your physique into a chiseled work of art, let’s make sure that all of your ducks are in a row. Here are 10 easy, yet crucial steps to ensure that you follow through to the end of your transformation and experience the best results possible.... But first.. some perspective. Day 1 Photos

Chest and Shoulder Advice for A Beginner

You will see his chest and shoulder workout below. Got tips for Ryan?  Post them in the comments section after you read over his routine.  I'm pretty certain that given the experience of this community, we can give him some pointers.

Why Some People Can Drink Alcohol Without Getting Fat

This is a guest blog by Tom Venuto of BurntheFat Whether moderate drinking is healthy been a subject of controversy. Many studies show that cardiovascular health benefits are associated with moderate beer or wine drinking (which has been of particular interest lately with reservatrol in the news so much), while other studies show improved insulin sensitivity. Some experts however, say that alcohol has no place in a fitness lifestyle. A recent study published in the journal Obesity adds new findings to our knowledge about alcohol, insulin resistance and abdominal obesity. Analysis of the results as compared to other studies also gives us...

10 Easy Steps to Find the Motivation You’ll Need to Lose Weight

This is a guest post by Enrico M. Fortie of Mediterraneanbook.com Losing weight is quite a great feat to accomplish without the proper motivating factors to help us stay focused on our goal in losing weight. Staying motivated gives us the reason to pursue whatever we hope and wish for. It is very important to keep motivating ourselves and find the inspiration to keep striving no matter how difficult the uphill climb or battle is. Here are ten (10) easy steps to keep us inspired and motivated to lose weight.

Sticking to the Program

This is a guest post by Linda Cusmano of BodyRush Personal Training Other than the famous "I don't have the time" syndrome, motivation is one of our foremost downfalls to getting into shape and keeping with an exercise regimen. Being in the sport of Fitness, with frequent diet modifications, high training demands and no room for slacking off, I myself find it a challenge to continually maintain such a trying schedule. We all have our days when we feel weak or bored and would take any excuse to skip or put off that days training. Over the past few years I have...

Is Creatine Loading Necessary?

Is Creatine Loading Necessary? When supplementing creatine, one option is to complete what is known as a creatine loading phase at the beginning of the cycle, to increase creatine-muscle saturation. Creatine cycles are commonly done in 4-8 week periods. The loading phase, of the creatine cycle, is done during the first week of the cycle, usually lasting 5 to 7 days. During this first week (A.K.A. the creatine loading phase) 20 to 30 g of creatine per day are taken. After the loading phase, the dosage is decreased to 2 to 5 g per day, for the remainder of the cycle. The creatine...

How to Make a Successful Body Transformation

This is a guest post by Stefanie O'Donnell of CougarFitness. Transforming your body and fitness level is project a lot of people would like to take on, but very few people actually follow through to completion.  Why is this? Is it super difficult to achieve? Is it expensive and time-consuming? Is it a goal that is too lofty to reach? The answer is no to all of the above questions.  What most people need is simply the recipe on what to do and how to get started.  Let me provide you with that here. But first, here's proof.

24 Good Reasons Why You May Need Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

This guest post is from a section of the ISSA Training Guide. Have you ever wondered why taking a multi-vitamin is said to be an "insurance policy?"  Or maybe you've heard that you don't need a multi-vitamin IF your nutrition is very good. You know what I'm talking about right? "You can get all the vitamins and minerals you need from good, whole foods.  You don't need a multi-vitamin if you eat right." Could that be true? Here's 24 reasons that even IF your nutrition is right on the bulls-eye, you might consider taking a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement as that added "insurance policy."