You Are Not Getting Stronger Because You Don’t Know How To Move
The reason why I’m not getting stronger because I don’t know how to move is because it’s all due to lack of knowledge. There are many reasons why you aren’t getting stronger, but the most common one is because you have no idea what you’re doing or your technique sucks. Here are some things that will help you improve:
1) Get a Gym Membership!
If you want to get better at anything, then you need to go out and do it. If you don’t have a gym membership, then there’s nothing stopping you from going to the local park and lifting weights there. But if you’re like me, then chances are that your gym doesn’t offer any sort of weight training equipment. So you’re either gonna have to pay for a membership or find somewhere else where you can lift weights.
2) Read Books About Strength Training!
I’ve read tons of books about strength training and they all say the same thing: get stronger.
That’s great, but what does it really mean? What do these books actually teach you?
Well, here are just a few examples:
3) Join A Gym And Start Lifting Heavy Things!
If you’ve never lifted weights before, then chances are you’re going to look pretty awkward at first. Don’t worry though, I looked just as stupid when I started. You just need to learn proper form on the different exercises and get used to lifting weights. Be sure to find a gym where the big guys don’t like to hang out.
Trust me, you don’t want to get caught lifting when these guys are around.
4) Don’t Overdo It!
This is something that people often overlook and it’s extremely important if you want to avoid injury.
Does this mean you should only work out every once in a while?
No, but there is such thing as over training. You need to listen to your body and take days off if you feel that your body really needs it.
5) Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff!
I’ve been working out for quite some time now and I’ve learned that you can get caught up in the little things if you’re not careful.
For example, is it really necessary to count your rest time in between sets? What difference does it make if you change your exercise order from one day to the next?
If you really want to know what works best for you then try everything out. Chances are that you’ll know which methods work and which don’t.
6) Don’t Get Discouraged!
If you’ve been working out for more than a week then chances are that at some point you’re going to want to just quit. I’ve been there and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. The key is not to let yourself get discouraged and to always push forward no matter what. Setbacks are normal, but as long as you don’t give up then you will get stronger.
Thanks to those tips, you should have a strong body and mind!
Dieting For Muscle Building
You’ve probably heard it a million times. You must eat big if you want to get big.
But is this really true? Do you really need to feast on thousands of calories every day?
Chances are that you’ve been doing it wrong and eating too little.
If you want to get bigger then you’re going to need to eat more. Simple as that.
But how much more?
Well, it really depends on your current diet.
Are you eating enough or are you starving yourself?
You need to eat more than you’re probably eating now, but you also don’t want to overdo it. Here are a few diet tips:
1) Eat At Least 4 Real Meals A Day
Many people eat what I like to call “desk food”. This usually involves junk food that’s high in carbs and sugars such as candy, chocolate, chips, etc. While this stuff is definitely bad for you, it’s probably not as bad as you think. The reason why is because it keeps your blood sugar up throughout the day.
I’m not saying to go eat a bunch of candy bars, but if you have a couple here and there throughout the day then your body will always have a ready supply of energy.
However, these foods are all empty calories and won’t be building any muscle, so you still need real meals in between. Your goal should be to have 4 real meals a day consisting of lean proteins and complex carbs.
2) Don’t Go Overboard On The Protein
Many people make the mistake of loading up on protein shakes, supplements and other things that are high in protein. While this might seem like a good idea, it can actually lead to kidney problems and other medical issues if taken to an extreme. Stick to whole foods as much as possible.
3) Eat Everything In Moderation
This is probably the most important rule to remember on this list. You probably won’t be able to gain weight if you’re restricting yourself from certain foods or eating disorders. Eat everything in moderation and keep a schedule of when and what you’re going to eat. Find out what works best for you, but make sure to stick with it and don’t go overboard.
Thanks to those tips, you should be well on your way to building muscle. Just remember that gaining weight takes time and effort. It’s not going to happen overnight, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t see immediate results. Keep at it and you’ll get there eventually.
Tips To Losing Fat
Losing fat doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems. It certainly takes a lot of work and dedication, but the results are definitely worth it. If you need to lose fat but don’t know where to start, then here are a few tips that should be very helpful.
1) Stop Drinking Soda
This one is probably the most important one on the list. If you’re drinking soda, then that means you’re washing down calories with even more calories. This will lead to your body storing more fat rather than burning it. You don’t need it in your diet.
2) Always Eat A Small Meal Before Working Out
A lot of people think that eating before working out slows you down and makes you feel sluggish. This isn’t always true. If you eat the right things before working out, then this will give you more energy and help you burn more fat. Just make sure to stick with small meals.
A handful of nuts, a banana, some oatmeal or an apple are all great examples of good pre-workout snacks.
3) Eat Lots Of Vegetables And Fruits
You might not be surprised to hear this, but fruits and vegetables are good for you. They provide your body with lots of nutrients that it needs and can help speed up your metabolism. Try to eat a salad every day along with some other fruits and vegetables. You should also try to avoid things like candy, Coca-Cola and other sugary snacks as much as possible.
4) Drink Lots Of Water
You might not think that this is a good way to lose weight, but drinking plenty of water can actually flush out your system and help your body get rid of unnecessary fat. You should try to drink a gallon of water or more every day to see the best results.
5) Get A Little Sun
The warmth of the sun and the rays can actually speed up your metabolism and help you burn fat faster. Just try to go outside for an hour or two every day if you can. If this isn’t possible, then get a tanning bed. Just make sure it isn’t too hot or you could end up burning yourself and your skin will turn orange and peel, which looks disgusting and unnatural.
6) Avoid Tidying Up After Meals
You might be tempted to run to the kitchen as soon as you’re done eating and start doing the dishes right away. However, this can actually slow down your digestion and make it harder for your body to process the food you just ate. It’s a lot easier for your body to digest food if it isn’t being interrupted every five minutes. So try to relax for at least half an hour after a meal before getting up and doing something else.
7) Try Some Cardio
This is pretty self explanatory, but cardio is very helpful when trying to lose weight. You can start out slow by taking a walk every day or going for a jog. This will help you burn more calories and eventually you’ll get to the point where you’re running 5km or more every day.
There’s no reason why you can’t accomplish your weight loss goals if you put your mind to it. It just takes some dedication and you’ll be able to look good in no time!
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