Courage is the key to success – winning at weight lifting

Weight lifter pressing a barbell overhead.

Have you often wondered what it takes to succeed? Have you often wondered what it takes to succeed at weight lifting and gaining the results that you desire? Today we are going to discuss “courage is the key to success” at winning and weight lifting.

It can take many things to succeed at whatever your endeavor is, but courage is one of the facets that I will be covering today as we take a look at what it takes to succeed with your goals and weight training.

Often people don’t succeed at what they are trying to accomplish because they might be lacking in one or more of the facets that they need to succeed. Whatever your goal is, if it is to build muscle or simply to build more strength, we need these facets in our daily regimen to accomplish what we desire.

What is holding you back?

What is holding you back from the future that you would like to build for yourself? Do you want to build a successful future of physical fitness and health? If you want to be successful with your weight training and build an unprecedented amount of muscle, courage is a big factor when it comes to fulfilling your goals.

Many times a person can be lacking in courage when it comes to fulfilling their weight training goals because it takes courage to fulfill your goals and to keep pushing forward when discouragement can mount in your path in front of you.

It is important to manifest a positive spirit in order to achieve your goals and to overcome any discouragement that might be holding you back. It is necessary to manifest a positive spirit in everything you do throughout each day and to write your positive thoughts down so that you can review these things each day.


“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles to develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”– Arnold Schwarzenegger

Building courage

Everything we do that is worth fighting for takes courage, courage to follow a goal through to add 10 pounds of muscle because we might fear that we won’t achieve the goal in the perceived time that we set for ourselves, if we achieve it at all.

Maybe you have a goal to lose 10 pounds but you are putting the task off because you are lacking the courage it takes out of fear that you will fail to even lose one pound, think how embarrassed you would feel if your friends or family knew that you set out on a mission to lose weight and you don’t lose anything.

Not to instill a sense of fear in you, just simply an example I am trying to make that nothing we plan is set in stone, that’s the reason why we set goals is so that we can make our dreams become a reality.


“Anyone can give up; it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, that’s true strength.”– Chris Bradford

Are you determined?

If you are determined to accomplish what you set out to do, you will have a much better chance at having the courage to defeat your fear of failure. Rome was not built overnight and your goals will not be accomplished overnight, that is why we need to have the courage and determination to follow our plans through because our determination can dwindle if our results don’t match our perceived time that we set for ourselves.


“Strength is the product of struggle; you must do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t.”– Henry Rollins

“My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down.”– Bob Moore

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Having faith in your ability

Do you have faith in your ability? Many people are lacking in the faith in themselves that they need in order to achieve what they desire because it is ingrained in our minds to naturally find our faults.

We can spend many years or even our entire lives cutting ourselves down, this negative trait can pull many of us down not giving us the ability to find our greatness.

There are ways we can follow that can pull us out of this rut and get us moving in the right direction. Eating healthy is a good place to start, keeping a daily regimen of working out and physical activity is another.

Having positive influences is another important aspect that we need to include in our lives. Our minds can become like garbage dumps, “Zig Ziglar” when our minds capture so much garbage in a day, we need to have a continuous access of positive thoughts to fill our minds.


“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.”-Zig Ziglar

Conclusion

Any aspect in our lives we will need to have courage, it takes courage to follow through with our goals, it takes courage to face any challenge when we know that defeat can be lurking around the corner.

We can’t run from every challenge that comes along because we might have to face defeat. Defeat can actually be viewed as a building block, many defeats can build character, I have never heard of one successful person that didn’t have to face failure many times over before they actually achieved greatness.

Failures over time can truly be a part of life and can be a test to our character, but if you remain steadfast in your convictions and strive to be the best that you can be in everything you do, you will surely meet success and success will be great when you have earned it.

Anything great takes work and has to be earned, success is never handed over to anyone, it takes the heart of a champion and the courage of a fighter. Keep fighting the good fight and if you get knocked down, get back up and stay in the fight.

To help you embrace the good fight with your training, eat a healthy diet and give your training a boost with some good supplementation.


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Supersets workouts- keeping your workouts intense

Weight training

There are various forms of weight training that you can engage in for building muscle, but one of the most intense forms of training is engaging in super set workouts, these will keep your workouts intense.

There are other forms of weight training you can do that will make your workouts intense such as tri-sets, giant sets, weight training with light weights and high reps and various others.

Super sets have always been one of my favorites because you can combine two exercises of opposing muscles together to form one super set which will make your workout intense as ever and contribute a great deal to a muscle pump as well as fresh muscle growth.

Let me take you today on a guided tour on how I perform super sets for my workouts to keep my muscles growing and to keep my workouts fresh so that they don’t grow stagnant.

The layout:

The layout for a super set workout can involve “like” muscles paired together or opposing muscles paired together, whichever way is a great way to engage in super sets.

I enjoy doing super sets either way, but personally I have always relied on using super sets for opposing muscles such as training biceps and triceps together, or chest and back together, this is a great way to stimulate muscle growth and a muscle pump.

Structuring a sound workout:

In order to structure a solid workout, you should aim for using exercises that are more targeted for building muscle such as exercises that involve free weights and moves that you can pile on the weight.

The advantage with using barbells is you can use more weight with these exercises. One such exercise for the chest would be the bench press, this exercise has always been the king of chest training because you can pile on the weight, and with free weights you are getting more muscles involved in this exercise as opposed to a chest press machine.

More muscles are involved in the bench press as opposed to a chest press machine because the bench press involves muscles that come into play for balancing the weight and free weights overall engage in a workout that develops more strength and size as opposed to using weight machines.

Weight machines can be good supplementary exercises for a structured workout routine, but for building muscle size, free weights stand first in line and should be used more so than using weight machines.

Compounding:

Another excellent way to perform super sets that will enable you to add a maximum amount of stress to the muscles, increase pump productivity and build a maximum amount of muscle is compounding your sets.

Compounding exercises are exercises that involve more than one muscle group at a time. Perfect compound exercises include any type of bench pressing exercise for chest, barbell rows and wide-grip chins for back.

Leg pressing exercises for quads which would include any type of squat exercise and leg pressing exercise. Shoulders, good compound exercises include overhead pressing exercises and upright rows.

Triceps compound exercises would include narrow grip benches and bench dips but biceps there are not a wide range of compound exercises except for the body-drag barbell curls.

When doing super sets for the same body part such as chest, a good way to incorporate this is to perform a compound exercise like the bench press followed by a direct chest exercise like the dumbbell-flys.

This way you are hitting chest first when you have more energy with a compound exercise like the bench press which involve more than one muscle group and the ability to push more weight, and finishing off with a direct chest exercise that you can use as a burnout exercise after you are fatigued from benching.

Hitting it hard:

The whole concept behind using super sets for your weight training and involving compound exercises is you are fatiguing your muscles with a high amount of weight in a shorter period.

Stressing your muscles to this degree coupled with a diet rich in lean protein will be sure to add a fair amount of muscle to your frame which is good news for all you hard gainers out there.

Another excellent way to make a point of hitting it hard in the gym is having a training partner, a training partner is someone that will be there to coach you and give you the motivation it takes to plow through a muscle pummeling workout.

Another point I have touched on in the past is making it a point to keep your workouts new and exciting by switching up your exercises, rep schemes and overall workout duration. By keeping your workouts new and exciting you will be able to see more consistent progress which will keep your excitement level higher which will keep you hitting the gym harder and longer.

Above all, you will want to make sure that you keep the gym a safe place to train, not only for yourself but for others as well. Make sure that you approach your training with safety in mind and thoroughly warm up your muscles with lighter weights and cardio before hitting the heavier weights.

Conclusion

Super sets can be a great approach to muscular development and strength but they are not your only option, it is necessary to keep your workouts fresh with many other training techniques and systems involved such as tri-sets, pyramiding, down the rack technique as well as many others.

It is always best to change your workouts around frequently and never fall into the trap of doing your workouts the same, workout after workout.

You might like to dig into your favorite meal which could be steak and potatoes, but I don’t know of anyone who would want to eat the same thing day after day and never try something different.

It should be the same thing with your workouts, you don’t want to do the same workout all the time, you will naturally want to switch things around.

Supplementation is another key ingredient that you might want to give consideration which can be a great way to help with not only building muscle but for muscle recovery purposes.

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A1 Supplements review – increasing your pump

Young bodybuilder

Do you enjoy the exhilarating feeling that you get from a good pump? To increase a good pump cannot only come from the lifting part of your workout in itself, but can also be induced through your diet, yes believe it or not, a diet rich enough with the proper nutrients can promote a better muscle pump when working out. Follow along with the information in this A1 Supplements review and increase your pump.

If you are eating the proper nutrition from a diet, this can have an impact on the workout performance and pump that you receive from working out. proper nutrition can help increase your workout performance and health and not necessarily only come from food, a good source of this can come from supplementation.

This is a product review for the promotion of A1 Supplements, if you should click on an affiliate link and purchase a product, I will receive a small commission but at no additional cost to you.


 

Animal M-Stack:

A natural supplement which helps boost anabolism and is perfect for the classic “hard gainer” From a green beginner to die hard vet, we’ve all gone through it. Coming to a halt, our progress can come to a plateau, you have troubles gaining another pound, workouts are stale. This is the hard gainer’s syndrome, and from the most slender of ectomorphs to the most muscular endomorph, we’ve all been there.

Desperate to ignite new growth, we’ll try almost anything. For those of us so dedicated to this game, these frequent moments of desperation have come to an end. The new M-Stak is here, more powerful than ever, designed to overcome plateaus and support an explosion of raw muscle growth.

Building on the legacy built by the original M-Stak formula, the new M-Stak has taken all the most powerful components of its predecessor and cranked it up to the next level.

M-Stak has long been built on a foundation of natural anabolic flavones. Born from Eastern European athletic studies, these anabolic flavones have long been highly touted as performance supports capable of promote gains in lean muscle mass.

The new M-Stack formula:

Combines the most powerful of these anabolic compounds in more hearty dosages, making the long storied anabolic potential of the product better. Primary among these flavones are Beta-Ecdysterone and Methoxyisoflavone.

These ingredients have the ability to shuttle nutrients toward lean mass accumulation, a process known as nutrient partitioning. Beyond this, these anabolic flavones promote enhanced protein synthesis and nitrogen retention.

These are the mechanisms most crucial in the process of new muscle growth, brought about by M-Stak without any hormonal manipulation.

Rounding out the Natural Flavone/Sterone Complex are Ajuga Turkestanica and Beta Sitosterol. Ajuga Turkestanica contains the potent extract Turkesterone, suggested being extremely powerful in advancing protein synthesis.

Beta Sitosterol:

While having its own anabolic potential helps promote a healthy immune system and may help support healthy cortisol levels already within normal range. With M-Stak you also get a powerful anti-catabolic amino blend.

With advanced forms of leucine and the other BCAAs, these aminos work from a cellular level to directly stimulate protein synthesis. Studies suggest that by adding leucine along with a protein/carb meal, you get even greater whole body net protein balance than just consuming protein and carbs alone.

These aminos help to stimulate muscle recovery and protein synthesis via translation regulations, all through non-hormonal means. They do this by supporting key muscle growth regulators such as mTOR, PKB, p70s6k, 4E-BP1, FOXO and MAFbx.

These aminos essentially work as a signal for turning on the muscle building process, supporting increased muscle anabolism following a training session.

Pros:

Animal M-Stak can safely be used as a testosterone enhancer without the hormonal side effects associated with prohormone supplements.

Cons:

Individuals who are sensitive to caffeine, women who are pregnant or nursing, or persons under 18 should not supplement with this product.

Discontinue use if nervousness, tremors, sleeplessness, loss of appetite or nausea occur.

Be aware that some drugs may interact with the ingredients in Animal M-Stak including:

  • Barbituates
  • Diuretics

Directions

Directions: Take one pak every day for 21 consecutive days. On training days, take pak 45 minutes prior to exercise. On non-training days, take pak in the morning or early afternoon. Cycle product for maximum results: three weeks on and one week off.


 

Vpx sports Shotgun 5x:

SHOTGUN 5X is the first VPX muscle building supplement to use a superior synergistic blend of effective compounds combined with a cutting-edge delivery system that promotes mind blowing, effects, while additionally supporting recovery and protein synthesis.

Compounds such as Creatine, Beta-Alanine, and Branch Chain Amino Acids are each combined with Ethyl Ester technology to promote maximum absorption and uptake!

The Ethyl Ester Compounds used in SHOTGUN 5X help these potent muscle building ingredients enter the bloodstream nearly 100% intact, as opposed to the same ingredients without Ethyl Ester technology that might only be absorbed at 15% to 40%.

This highly advanced Ethyl Ester technology delivers these SHOTGUN 5X compounds across the muscle cell membrane where they can help promote muscle growth! VPX highly recommends stacking pre-workout SHOTGUN 5X with post-workout SYNTHESIZE.

Contains REDLINE’S powerful fat burning support and energy technology for mind blowing intensity!

GBB and MTB

Pump (Magnesium Tanshinoate B) for Nitric Oxide induced pumps. With BCAA’s & Fractionated Protein Peptides to support maximal muscle protein synthesis and nitrogen retention – two important markers of muscle growth!

Fueled by Research surmised PeptoPro and BPOV to promote insulin secretion and insulin receptor site sensitivity. Insulin is the most anabolic of all hormones, No carbs, waxy maize starch or sugars needed.

With COP (Creatinol-O-Phosphate) to promote anaerobic glycolysis and CPT (di-Na Creatine PhosphateTetrahydrate) — two designer creatines surmised in VPX labs to be resistant to conversion to creatinine. This eliminates bloating and supports transport of intact COP and CPT into muscle tissue!

Beta-Alanine is a hyper-performance ingredient used to increase whole body creatine retention to crank out more sets and more muscle-blasting reps for increased lean mass! Satellite Cell Activators to promote new Muscle Cell Division! This means larger existing muscle fibers and splitting of these fibers to create totally new muscle.

SHOTGUN 5X fuels physical intensity to induce insane muscle pumps that can lead to muscle growth. The biochemical and physiological response to SHOTGUN 5X when combined with intense resistance training may cause intense breakdown of muscle tissue to occur to trained muscle.

Greater resistance to muscle results in a greater muscle pump, and as you know, the better the pump the greater the trauma caused to muscle-tissue. the end result: increased ability to build larger muscle!

Pros:

Shotgun 5X generated the most ground breaking university research in the history of muscle science.

Cons:

This product contains caffeine and should not be used with any other caffeine and/or stimulant containing products. Too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and occasionally, rapid heartbeat.

Directions

Recommended Use: Do not use SHOTGUN® 5X™ with REDLINE® or MELTDOWN® or any other products containing caffeine or other stimulants. Mix one scoop of SHOTGUN® 5X™ with 8 to 10 ounces of water or your favorite beverage. Drink SHOTGUN® 5X™ prior to any athletic event or resistance training. For enhanced results also consume FAST 5™ during and NO-SYNTHESIZE® after training. Unlike other Supplements which may require several scoops, SHOTGUN® 5X™ is extremely powerful and requires only one scoop. The SHOTGUN® 5X™, FAST 5™, and NO-SYNTHESIZE® supplement strategy represents the most advanced and latest muscle growth and athletic performance research.


Conclusion:

Eating a proper balanced diet is a high priority if you are interested in adding muscle to your frame. Using any of these supplementation products is never an option for replacing a substantial diet in protein carbohydrates and overall calories.

The best approach is to follow a diet high in protein such as chicken, fish and tuna are all lean sources low in fat, eat only fresh fruits and vegetables for your carbohydrates sources and supplement your diet with supplementation products such as these outlined in this post.

It is in my best interest to give beneficial information on products that can help give people the boost they need in order to achieve the results that they are looking for. Results may vary between different individuals.

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Weight lifting motivation – fuel for positivity

Weightlifter performing barbell curls

Do you often find it difficult to get motivated to get a workout in no matter what you do, but it just doesn’t seem like you are finding the motivation to get that workout in? Even the most motivated trainer needs a little boost of motivation now and then.

Weight lifting motivation can be fuel for positively from setting goals to keeping your weight training workouts regular to seeing consistent gains in and out of the gym.

Well if you are having a difficult time mustering up enough motivation to pound out another workout, You are not alone because finding the motivation to workout is a difficult thing that people have been dealing with for centuries.

Today I will be talking about finding the motivation to workout and keeping your workouts going strong for years to come and beyond. Read further to find some ways that you can give yourself a positive mindset to keep your workouts going strong for consistent results.

How you start your day:

How do you start your day? Do you look for ways or excuses to get out of your training or are you spending time looking for ways to see better progress in a shorter period? if you are looking for better ways to achieve your progress, you will likely accomplish better results in the long run.

Take for example a marathon runner who needs to diligently train for their run every day before the actual marathon takes place, if the runner doesn’t train diligently every day, they are going to tire out in the marathon much sooner and possibly not even reach the finish line.

But if the marathon runner continually practices and trains hard for their endurance training, they are going to fare much better at being able to finish the marathon without tiring if they have a view to their goal in mind of accomplishing what they have set out to achieve.

Positive affirmations:

Positive affirmations are something that I have been using for the betterment of myself with an eye to a view of making my training a more satisfying and beneficial journey despite age. I am not what you would consider old, but time keeps slipping past at a fast rate and if we don’t take action on this journey as soon as possible, it will keep getting more difficult.

Our mind has a great influence on how we view things on a daily basis and our perception of who we are and what we are able to achieve as compared to what we think we might be able to achieve.

If we think that we are not able to achieve our goals, it is a very good likelihood that we will not be able to achieve what we set out to do, but if we can train our minds on the way we think and process our thoughts in a positive way, we are very likely to achieve what we set out to do.

In order to successfully do this, we need to continually fill our mind with positive thoughts, because after a period, or even years, our mind can be like what Zig Ziglar referred to as, “a garbage dump”.

To relieve ourselves of what Zig Ziglar referred to as a garbage dump, we need to continually fill our minds with positive thoughts and affirmations so that we can think and start to believe that we will actually achieve what we desire, as long as we have belief.

Feed yourself positivity:

Anyone who has ever been successful in life at anything as always filled their minds with positive thoughts and positive reflections of where they see themselves in a predetermined time.

No one has ever gone on to win a marathon race thinking negatively about their outcome, the only reason why a marathon runner will accomplish their race is because they have continually trained hard and fed themselves with positive thoughts and positive reflections of where they see themselves in the future.

This goes for anyone else, whether if you are a bodybuilder desiring to add an unprecedented amount of muscle to your frame, or if you are a power lifter seeking to lift a heavier weight than you have previously, or if you are set out on a mission to lose weight.

Anyone who has a goal in mind to achieve greatness needs to have positive thoughts and a continual regimen every day where they can feed themselves positive thoughts through positive thinking, after continued practice of this, positive thinking will become a natural thing and you will achieve much better success in the long run.

Eat and sleep for positive thinking:

A statement I quoted earlier by Zig Ziglar about our minds being like a garbage dump can be viewed as the same thing for our diet and not filling our gut with food that could be attributed to being like a garbage dump.

How we feed ourselves daily will greatly affect other aspects in our lives such as how we feel about ourselves, our energy level, even our brain activity. If you feed yourself healthy food, your reactions and reaction time will be affected in a positive way.

The same is true for sleep, if we are not getting enough sleep every night, our body and minds become sleep deprived and this will greatly affect our ability every day to achieve our goals and what we set out to do.

If we are going to train to ultimately achieve our goals and ambitions, we need to not only be rested up physically to achieve our physical related goals, but we also need to be rested up mentally in order to achieve everything we set out to do as well.

Keep your goals posted:

Along with keeping ourselves physically and mentally in check, we need to keep our goals written out in detail but we also need to keep them posted in a place where we are likely to see them frequently throughout each and every day.

What good is it to have big muscles that you have worked hard for if you keep them covered so that no one can see them? or what good is it to lose weight and look our best if we are just going to keep ourselves covered in big baggy clothes so no one can admire all our hard work?

The same is true for setting goals, what good is it to take the time out to write detailed goals that are reflecting your dreams and keep those goals buried away so that you can never see them to inspire you every day.

That’s why it is necessary to put your goals up in a place where you can see them frequently every day and view them to keep you inspired. Without a view to your goal, it will be much more likely that your goal will never be accomplished if the plan and procedure is not in view at all times to assure timely progress.

Conclusion:

By this point you should clearly see that lifting weights requires more than just picking a bar up and lifting it, the complexities behind weight training can be many, all dependent on what your goals are.

As with anything else in life, if you feel serious enough about following through with something because you have the passion for it, you need to have a distinctive path set with a goal in mind in order for you to successfully achieve your desired plan.

From the time you get up in the morning, you need to start feeding your mind with positive affirmations which lead to positive thoughts in your daily routine and be sure to include enough sleep for a positive restful state as our actions start with our mind and our thoughts and our minds need to be sharp.

As important as our sleep is, our diets need to be on target along with keeping our goals posted, this way all the pieces of our daily routine should fit together like a puzzle and form a picture that is the reflection of where your desired outcome is.

One other piece of the puzzle that can have an importance on our desired outcome is taking in the proper supplementation.

Not all supplementation is created equal, so to get a better idea of what type of supplementation you need “to achieve your goals” and whether if the supplementation is even any good or not.

you can check out a review on supplementation here.

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Fat loss weight training program – in your own home

Weight training outside

These are some scary times going on with the Corona-virus pandemic, it’s got people locked in their own homes too afraid to go out and with so many non-essential business closed down, it can be difficult getting a workout in if you are accustomed to going to the gym.

This doesn’t mean that you need to skip getting your workouts in all together, there are some great ways to tone and develop those muscles without ever leaving the house. Today we are going to discuss a fat loss weight training program that you can do in your own home.

Is this too good to be true? Absolutely not! There are many great ways to get in shape, lose weight or build muscle right in your own home without having to worry about social distancing or wiping down and disinfecting every workout machine before you can even use it.

What is your goal?

There can be a diverse range of goals that a person can set for themselves, but what is your goal? If your goal is to lose a few pounds and firm up, this is a very achievable goal you can set for yourself when working out in your own home.

The subject of this article is to lose fat with weight training, and there are definitely good approaches for losing weight with weight training, it basically involves using lighter weights for higher reps, moving more swiftly between exercises and resting less between each set.

If your goal is to lose a few pounds, you can set up a training program in your own home that involves exercises that involve working your entire body such as the deep knee bends, this exercise involves more than your quads, basically it involves your entire body so this will help you to burn more calories than if you did an exercise like the leg extensions.

Do you need to lose a few pounds?

So if you need to lose a few pounds, weight training can be a great approach to burning some extra calories, but is weight training enough? An ideal approach would be to involve cardio with your weight training, because this will intensify the amount of calories that you burn.

When you approach weight training with the right intensity, such as using lighter weights and higher reps with less rest intervals, this can be a great approach to burning calories, but to burn calories at a high enough rate, you will need to incorporate other tactics such as cardio and a proper diet.

A workout with weights

A workout with weights can be a diverse way of training, it can mean free weights, weight machines or body weight exercises, body weight exercises I will get into a little further but for right now I am going to weigh out the variables between using free weights and weight machines.

Free weights have always been viewed as the approach taken for building muscle, they trigger the use of the balancing muscles needed to stabilize the weight throughout the exercise.

Free weights are great for performing compound exercises which are great for building muscle and strength and you can load up the bar for heavy lifting which promotes muscle size and strength.

Although training with free weights has been typically viewed as the approach that a weight trainer would for building muscle size and strength, free weights can also be used for training at a higher frequency with lighter weights.

This simply means that you can train with higher repetitions and less rest between each set which will help to improve your cardiovascular system as well as burning more calories.

How about body weight exercises

Bodyweight exercises are a perfect example of exercises that you can do at home that will help you to burn calories at a higher rate, because typically body weight exercises involve more than one muscle group and will burn more calories at a time.

Perfect examples of body weight exercises that will firm and strengthen your muscles, plus will also help to burn calories at a higher rate are push-ups, wide grip chins, lunges and any other exercise that involves the entire body.

Bodyweight exercises are a perfect example of training that you can do either in the gym or at home. Some exercises may be hard to perform for everyone such as push ups, if you have a difficult time performing this exercise, you can position your hands on a kitchen counter, table or even the back of a couch.

Another exercise that may be difficult for everyone to perform are the wide grip chins. Especially if you workout in your own home it may be difficult to come up with a place to do the wide grip chins, the best way to get around this is to have a door jam chinning bar.

If you are new to doing wide grip chins, you can either use a (stretchy band) this way you can attach one end to the bar and the other end you hook under your knee, or you can set up a chair or bench and place one or both of your feet on in order to assist you in pulling yourself up.

Other exercises that might be a little easy like deep knee bends you can either hold a dumbbell on each side of you or you can simply use your body weight but do higher repetitions and rest for shorter intervals between sets.

Do it because you care about yourself

First of all, if you want to get started with a weight training program that will build muscle and help you to lose weight, you need to do it for yourself. It can be very difficult to stick with any kind of training program if you don’t have the incentive to do it.

Anyone can talk a good game and start a workout program, whether it be at the gym or in your own home, but it takes someone who is determined to make a positive change for themselves to stick with it.

If you are someone who wants to start a workout program but is a little short on the drive, there are different approaches to this. Next I have a list of a few things that you can do to help inspire you to stick with a training program once you have started one.

  1. Have a training partner
  2. Keep a designated program for each day
  3. Keep daily goals
  4. Keep weekly and monthly goals
  5. Keep a training journal
  6. Watch motivating YouTube training videos
  7. Listen to positive affirmations every morning and night
  8. Change your exercises frequently to keep from stagnation
  9. Keep a specific time every day to train
  10. Keep telling yourself, (you can do it)

Conclusion

If you are thinking about starting up a training program in your home to lose some weight, it takes a wide array of different approaches to successfully lose weight.

The gist of this article is to lose weight with weight training, this can involve free weights, weight machines and body weight exercises which are all good approaches to lose weight.

In order to lose weight with weight training, you will need to keep one thing in mind, and that is to keep the weights light enough to perform 20-25 repetitions per set and keep your resting periods low between sets, anywhere between “moving swiftly from one exercise to the next” to 10 and 15 seconds.

Also in order to successfully lose weight, you will need to follow the following-

  1. Follow a nutritious diet filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein for muscle such as chicken, turkey, fish and tuna and cut out anything that is high in fat, sugar, sodium, along with other products such as soda, excessive bread and pasta.
  2. Keep a daily food journal that will keep track of what you eat throughout the day, an idea of your caloric consumption and keep track of any extras such as desserts. You can have a cheat meal once in a while, but try to keep it to a minimum like once a week.
  3. Include cardio in your daily program. Cardio can be anything from biking, jogging, walking, swimming, high activity sports, this can include indoor cardio such as stationary bike, treadmill or any other various indoor cardio equipment. Another excellent option is HIIT training, and other various activities such as aerobics and yoga.
  4. Keep a goal. Set goals for your training and diet. Don’t just set a goal that is a long range goal, but also set daily and weekly goals.

As I stated earlier, set a program up for yourself because you care about yourself, do you want to be healthier? Do you want to have a better body than what you have now? Do you want to be thinner? Do you want to have more muscle? Do you want to have sleek and tone muscles? Or would you like to have more heads turn when you walk down the street?

All of these things can be achievable if you set your mind to it and make the determination that you will do it and do it for yourself because you care about yourself.

Along with everything that I have already covered, it can also be a good idea to include supplementation with your diet. You should never solely rely on supplementation alone because you realize the importance of following a healthy diet as I have already covered, but supplementation can have it’s many benefits when coupled with a healthy diet.

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Bodybuilding my lifestyle – overcoming obstacles

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I have always been excited with building the prospect in my life of creating a greater future with something meaningful that can benefit me from now through the rest of my life, and I have found that a great way of doing this is through a life of physical fitness and bodybuilding.

The endeavor of body-building my lifestyle has given me the opportunity to set goals and achieve them through sacrifice and hard work, sweat and tears from painstaking hours of punishment on my body for the sake of achieving a dream just to have it shattered by muscle tears, strains, sprains and years of excruciating lower back problems.

But through all this I have persevered forward with a better knowledge of who I am and what I am made of. With this experience I can pass down the knowledge that I have gained on to others with the joy it gives me to see others succeed. Today I want to acknowledge my giving to you, handed down from my own experience.

How I can help you

It has always been in my best interest to help others out in achieving their goals. Whether it is building muscle, losing weight or simply getting into better shape, I have always enjoyed the Journey of helping others out and helping them to realize their goals.

Keep a clear vision when aiming for your goals.

Achieving your goals is never an easy walk in the park, and you will never get there overnight, or at least as quick as you would like to, but the important thing is that you never give up on your goals and keep pushing forward so that one day your goals will be attained and your future will be much brighter for that.

Making the most with your goals

I have always believed that if you are going to take the time and energy to set a goal, you need to stick with it and follow it through. If you don’t continue to follow through with your goals and dreams, they will never be achieved and your dreams will simply be a thing of the past, they will have gone unnoticed.

Aiming for a destination point that you desire to achieve is similar to shooting darts, you want to use laser focus, vision yourself making your mark and you will have better results hitting your target.

Dig deep

This is your time to dig deep and make your dreams happen, they will not happen on their own and somebody else will not achieve your goals for you.

This is your time to make your dreams come alive and feel a sense of urgency when following through with what you desire, because if you don’t dig deep and take action for what you desire, it will never be achieved and they will simply be lost in this deep dark void unnoticed, and un-celebrated.

Train smart and use a spotter

Digging deep is something that you need to do in order to realize your potential, and if you never realize your potential, your true potential and happiness will never be brought to light.

Train hard

My Philosophy has always been to train hard but train smart as well. If you don’t train hard at what you are doing, you won’t be allowing your full potential to push through in what you are trying to accomplish.

If your goal is to build muscle, train hard at it and never lose sight of your dreams.

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Keep pursuing that extra pound

If your goal is to lose weight, keep pursuing that extra pound and don’t become discouraged.

If your goal is to simply get into better shape, feel better and look better, never stop pursuing something that will contribute to a better health and happiness.

Conclusion

I hope that I have given you some beneficial information to take away on this. Never give up on your dreams, be a conqueror, pursue happiness and fulfillment and be a positive inspiration to others.

If you can follow through with these things, you will win the battle, you will achieve greatness, you can have anything that you put your mind to as long as you never lose sight of your goals and never lose faith in yourself.

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Chest workout for beginners – training at home

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Chest training is not only essential for building muscle, but many of the exercises that you incorporate for chest training are compound moves which will increase your chances of burning more calories.

Today’s article I will be talking about incorporating a chest workout for beginners but this can be for the intermediate and advanced weight trainers as well. The essential view behind this routine is anyone, even the beginner can incorporate this system into their training.

Incorporating this system can either be done in your own home or at the gym, so this can make things easier for you if you are not able to workout at a gym. Take today’s information in and try it out for yourself and if you see good results from it, write back to me and let me know how things go.

What type of weight-training program is this?

This program is one that incorporates compound exercises as well as performing them in tri sets. The advantage behind doing this type of training program is when you are performing compound moves, these will work more than one muscle group at a time, you can train heavier and you will burn more calories.

When performing compound exercises like this with tri sets, you are not resting between exercises, only between tri -sets for roughly a minute. The advantage behind training like this is it is increasing the intensity which will result in a better muscle pump and you will burn more calories.

How many tri-sets should you perform?

Typically, with any type of training program, you should let your experience level be the guide on how many sets that you will perform for any given muscle.

For a training program like this that involves tri-sets, I would suggest only doing one tri-set for a beginner, from between starting training up to 1 months and two tri-sets up to six months of training.

Once you have reached six months of training you would be considered an intermediate trainer. For intermediate training I would suggest between two and three tri-sets per muscle group.

For an advanced trainer would be from one year of training on up, and for an advanced trainer I would suggest between four and five tri-sets per muscle group.

How often should you do this workout?

Whether you are doing tri-sets or any other type of weight training, I would suggest training each muscle group twice a week if you are serious about adding muscle size to your frame.

If you are only going to get each muscle group in once per week, I would suggest maybe going a little higher on sets, but not so much that you are going to be over training yourself.Free weights

What are the best exercises to use?

The focus of this article is based around compound movements which work more than one muscle group at a time and will give you the advantage of lifting more weight which is great for stimulating more muscle growth.

The ideal exercises that would be best to use for standard muscle building exercises would be bench presses, inclined benches, dumbbell benches, basically any kind of pressing moves.

This program I am using

The case isn’t always that straightforward with everyone being that not everyone has access to a gym, some people train at home or maybe this is out of preference, but a lot of it basically comes down to what you have access to and what your setup is.

For example in the scenario of this training program that I am using is solely based on using a weight machine in my own home, . I have access to free weights as well but often using weight machines can make for quicker transitions between exercises when performing tri-sets or even super sets.

These exercises that I incorporate are not your standard mass building moves for chest training like the bench press, but these exercises revolve around using a weight machine which when Incorporated with tri-sets will still pack a pretty good pump for your chest and you should see pretty good results from following this type of program.

With this program that I am using is incorporating the chest press, peck-decks and cable pullovers in one tri-set, and with my experience level of training, four sets of 12 to 15 repetitions should do you pretty good for reaching a good pump.

Conclusion

You can use these three exercises that I am using in this scenario for your chest training program, but you don’t necessarily have to, it is a good idea to switch exercises around periodically and set up a program that is tailored to your needs.

Last month I was using different exercises than I am currently using now and more than likely I will be using a completely different set of exercises for my chest training in a month from now. You never want to stick with the same exercises all the time as this will grow monotonous to you as well as your muscles and eventually you will see very little gains.

To help with seeing consistent gains, it might be a good idea to check into using a supplementation product that will help with giving your muscles the protein they need to grow.

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Optimum nutrition whey protein – Product review

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If you have been searching for a supplementation product to help you bulk up and add muscle on, this may be just the product for you. With so many products out on the market these days, it can be a very difficult choice coming up with which product works best for you in this optimum nutrition whey protein review.

Stick around and do a little research on these products with me to find out if these products really have to offer what you are looking for, whether if it is to bulk up and add some meat to those scrawny arms, or if you are serious about packing on a lot of hardcore muscle.

This is a product review for promotion of A1 supplements and if you should click on one of the affiliate links and purchase a product, I will receive a small commission but at no additional cost to you. So I hope you can find some beneficial information and you come out further ahead than when you first clicked on this review.

What to research for

You will find two types of whey protein powder, concentrate and isolate. These terms refer to the amount of processing that the whey goes through and therefore the percentage of protein that it contains. Generally isolate goes through an extra step, giving it slightly higher protein levels along with less fat and carbohydrates.

At first, these differences might seem like improvements, the problem is that whey comes filled with many highly beneficial fractions beside the protein, most of which are bound to the fat and removed during further processing.

Nutrex research muscle infusion black

MUSCLE INFUSION is an advanced multi-protein formula that supplies your muscles with 25 grams of high-quality protein per serving. Instead of just focusing on one protein source, MUSCLE INFUSION is packed with a blend of performance proteins to maximize growth.

MUSCLE INFUSION is high in essential amino acids which are the true building blocks of muscle. It’s a great glutamine source and with its naturally occurring high level of BCAAs, it helps fuel muscle repair and growth. To support lean muscles, MUSCLE INFUSION is very low in fats. It tastes good and mixes easily.

25G OF HIGH-QUALITY PROTEIN PER SERVING

PACKED WITH ADVANCED MULTI-PROTEIN BLEND

PROVIDES WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE & ISOLATE

HIGH IN NATURAL BCAAS & ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS

LOW IN FAT

TASTES GREAT

Directions

Directions: Mix two level scoops with 12-16 oz of water. Drink up to 3 servings per day. For beyond extreme lean muscle gains, drink one Underground serving prior to going to bed to flush your muscles with large quantities of growth facilitating protein. Repeat daily and be consistent

ALLMAX nutrition vita stack

30 Pro-Level Supercompensation Vitamin & Nutrient Stack Packs!

FULL 30 DAY SUPPLY

EASY, PORTABLE AND COMPLETE STACK PACK

270 TOTAL PILLS PER CONTAINER

7 TOTAL FORMULAS IN ONE

THE MOST COMPLETE, POTENT & SPECIFIC VITAMIN PACK ON THE MARKET

720% RDI FULL SPECTRUM 8-FACTOR VITAMIN E TOCOTRIENOL/PHEROL ISOMER BLEND

450% RDI B12 (METHYLCOBALAMIN, DIBENCOZIDE, COBAMAMIDE)

BROAD SPECTRUM FULLY STANDARDIZED ANTI-OXIDANT COMPLEX

OVER 70 BIOACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Every nutrient you need to perform, recover and grow.

A truly complete, high dose Nutrient, Vitamin and Mineral Stack Pack that delivers.

Engineered for intense training, VITASTACK is your nutrient foundation. VITASTACK gives you every essential nutrient in dosages hard-training athletes and bodybuilders need to accommodate their physical demands. If you are serious about your training, you don’t want to be without VITASTACK.

Bodybuilders and athletes train very hard, they demand far more from their body than anyone else, they strive to excel, they drive themselves through total dedication and their nutrient demands far exceed regular run-of-the-mill multi-vitamins.

Directions

Directions: Take 1 STACK PACK (9 Pills) once daily with water. Take with food. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks.

Insane Labz insane whey

Helps Build Lean Muscles! Helps Recovery! Loaded With Amino Acids!

WHAT IS I NSANE WHEY?

Insane Whey is a protein powder that includes whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate. Concentrate is your basic protein and is one of the most popular versions. This product contains 80% protein. Whey Isolate is a thicker protein and has gone through a different system, so the protein content is 90%, with less lactose and fewer carbs.

The best time to take this product is anytime between meals, before workout, after workout, or whenever you need a protein boost.

WHAT IS INSANE LABZ INSANE WHEY?

Insane Whey from Insane Labz is a whey protein blend that is loaded with amino acids to help you with recovery, build lean muscle, and building strength. Most other protein powders just have one type of protein and that’s it. Insane Labz Insane Whey is made with Whey Concentrate and Whey Isolate, so it’s perfect for after a workout, before one, or even before bed! You can even mix this with your veggie shake to add more nutrients or as a snack!

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Scoop

Servings Per Container: 30

Amounts Per Serving

Calories: 130

Calories from Fat: 19

Total Fat: 2g 3%

Saturated Fat: 1g 5%

Trans Fat: .06g

Cholesterol: 82mg 27%

Total Carbohydrate: 2.7g <1%

Sugars: 1.2g

Protein: 25g 50%

Thiamine: .04mg 3%

Riboflavin: .27mg 16%

Vitamin B6: .04mg 2%

Vitamin B12: 2mcg 33%

Calcium: 165mg 17%

Phosphorus: 108mg 11%

Magnesium: 18mg 5%

Zinc: .08mg 1%

Sodium: 52mg 2%

Potassium: 133mg 4%

Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate 80%, Whey Protein Concentrate 90%), Natural & Artificial Flavoring, Xanthan Gum, Sucralose, Acesulfame

Optimum nutrition 100% Casein protein

Slow Protein Digestion, Anti Catabolic Micellar Protein With Glutamine!

Sometimes slower is better-especially when it comes to the rate of protein digestion. While rapid protein absorption is desirable immediately before or after exercise, delayed release is more beneficial throughout the remainder of the day. Casein proteins are pH sensitive and gel in the acidic environment of the stomach.

As a result, it can take more than twice as long for casein to be broken-down into their amino acid sub components than whey and other proteins. Casein protein is the most abundant protein present in milk. It is considered a high quality protein because it is easily assimilated and it supplies sufficient quantities of amino acids that cannot be synthesized by your body.

Another benefit is increased satiety (feeling of fullness or satisfaction). Casein exerts a slight pressure on the stomach walls. In effect, this pressure signals to the brain to stop eating because the stomach is full. Casein is the most slowly digested and absorbed type of protein.

This helps create a “timed-release” effect, providing a steady stream of amino acids to your muscles over a long period. The net result is a greatly enhanced anti-catabolic environment which is much more friendly to growth and recovery.

Bodybuilders and athletes looking to build lean muscle, prevent muscle breakdown, and reduce recovery times, and individuals interested in improving the quality of their sleep can greatly benefit from casein.

Directions

Directions: Use ON 100% Casein Protein first thing in the morning, immediately before bed, in place of small meals, and/or any other time when delayed protein absorption is desired. To encourage a positive nitrogen balance, consume approximately 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day from a combination of high protein foods and supplements. For even better results, consume your daily protein allotment over several small meals spread evenly throughout the day.

Conclusion

Each of these products have their benefits and are essential in supporting muscle growth. I have found that they will tend to help support muscle growth for me to a certain degree, but you will definitely need to consume an adequate amount of protein through food sources as these whey protein products do not take the place of normal food consumption but do still hold their place.

I do suggest that you try supplementing your diet with whey products because they will support your daily protein intake if you are serious about adding a solid amount of muscle to your frame.

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Natural ways to overcome addiction – living a healthy lifestyle

Negative addictions

It can be a very difficult process to overcome addictions, especially if you are going it alone, but if you are having a battle with addiction, you don’t need to fight such a battle alone.

Today’s subject will be natural ways to overcome addiction, living a healthy lifestyle. I had spent a long time battling with addictions many years ago, but that is one of the big ways that I used to fight my addictions was through living a healthy lifestyle.

Many people have been fighting addictions and have lost their lives from it, but you don’t need to be one of those statistics. Addiction can be overwhelming, not only for the addict but also for the families of the addict.

In this post I will be covering some healthy methods that I have used over the years to help with fighting addiction and you can follow the same method that I have followed, but always remember that it’s no easy fight and it will take time and persistence to overcome such powerful addictions.

Finding an outlet

An important aspect in overcoming any negative influence is you need to find an outlet. An outlet is something of a positive influence that will ease your mind of continued thoughts of any influence from the addiction.

An outlet can be anything that stimulates your brain in a positive way. Exercise affects the brain in various ways. It increases the heart rate which pumps more oxygen to the brain, It aids the release of hormones which provide an excellent environment for the growth of brain cells.

Exercise will also promote brain plasticity by stimulating growth of new connections between cells in many important areas of the brain.

Consume yourself with it

The next thing you will need to concentrate on is consuming yourself with positive energy stimulated by exercise and eating a healthy diet. If you engage in regular activity through exercise and a healthy diet, this will help you to keep your mind from reoccurring thoughts of negative influences.

You should keep a structured program of daily exercise and eating a healthy diet from the time you get up in the morning until the time you go to bed at night. You can help to keep this monitored by keeping a training log and a journal by your side at all times throughout the day.

I have often found that keeping a journal of my personal progress can help a tremendous amount when following through with goals, if you don’t keep a journal, it can be difficult to know exactly how much you have progressed if at all.

Redirect your thoughts

If you have been struggling with addictions for sometime, it can be a big task trying to steer clear from these negative influences, but if you stick to it with daily persistence and patience with yourself, it will surely pay off and it can be amazing at how much progress you can have over just a month or two.

It is never easy overcoming negative addictions, but with keeping your progress Journaled daily and by following positive influences such as others around you that may be a positive influence or other positive influences such as motivational recordings or videos can be of great benefit to you and your progress moving forward.

Never let recurring negative thoughts overcome positive progress that you have made, if thoughts of negative behavior keep persisting, don’t be afraid to ask for someone’s help in overcoming these situations because if you let these negative influences persist, in time they can weaken you to the point of completely giving up on your dreams.

Allow motivation to form you

In this next section I am going to be talking about the benefits of motivation and tactics that can form healthy habits in your daily activities of physical fitness and in your diet.

You will find that anyone who is successful is always highly motivated, that is the reason why these highly successful people are successful as they are, is because of the motivational tactics that they use on a daily basis.

No one ever became successful while not being motivated and not having the drive to conquer each new day. Each new day should represent to you as a new positive challenge and an opportunity for you to step up to the plate and take charge of the decisions that you have set out for yourself.

Motivation is a great benefit to you as long as you stick with it and don’t drop out of the race if things become a bit of a challenge to you. Motivation has been a big cornerstone for many great people spanning the globe ever since the beginning of time.

Without motivation there would be very little accomplished on anyone’s part, factories wouldn’t be pushing out the parts to keep the company running, grocery stores wouldn’t be keeping their shelves stocked and Starbucks coffee would have never been invited.

Motivational tactics

Are you ambitious? set up smaller goals along the way. Instead of shooting for losing 10 pounds this month, shoot for losing 2 pounds this week. Reward yourself for achieving the goal with some special time just for you to enjoy what you love most.

Eating for better health

You can keep the motivation burning strong, but if you’re not fueling your body and mind with the proper nutrition, you are going to grow weak and have a hard time functioning to keep your progress growing.

You could load up on sugary sweets and this may actually give your system a little zip, but that zip is only temporary and you are likely to suffer an energy crash about halfway through the day, that is to say that you start out your morning with a couple of doughnuts and a soda.

Is this the kind of diet that is going to help you reach your goal of physical fitness or is it just going to bear down on your midsection and keep you from achieving your dreams.

You will find that eating a healthy well-balanced diet will improve your energy for the long haul and will leave you feeling more satisfied. The right food will improve your thinking ability, your heart health and the way you feel about yourself as well as how you look.

Final thoughts

If you have been struggling with any kind of negative addiction for a while, you don’t need anyone to tell you that it’s a hard thing to kick, but making the right and healthy decision will have a large impact on the way you feel about yourself and overall the way you feel.

Follow the principles I have discussed, keep a journal and a training log, keep focused on your training and training schedule, keep a healthy diet and listen to some motivational recordings every day as well as some positive affirmations.

Aside from eating healthy you may find some benefit in supplementing your diet with all natural nutritional supplements. If you are interested in checking further into this,

You can check out one of my reviews on living a healthy life with supplementation here.

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How to live longer and be healthier – in just a few easy steps

Have you ever had a difficult time trying to mold or reshape your diet? well this can be a difficult task for anyone who has been interested in losing weight or living a healthier lifestyle.

Today we are going to discuss how to live longer and be healthier in just a few easy steps from following a healthy diet and eliminating all the unhealthy junk food.

It dosen’t matter if you are seasoned at controlling what you eat or if you are new to dieting, it can be difficult for anyone to control what they eat when the supermarkets and commercial TV are filled with tempting sensations that we crave.

Follow along with me and we will check into some ways that we can monitor what we put into ourselves that can have either an adverse effect on our waistline or have a positive effect on our waistline.

Do you eat just for the sake of eating?

This is one big reason for many people packing the extra pounds on or maybe hitting a point with their weight loss and not losing weight the way they would like is a tendency to eat when there is no real need or simply out of force of habit.

If you find that you are eating frequently, many times it may not simply be from force of habit but because of our daily stress and sometimes we feel like we need some form of an outlet, many people find comfort in satisfying an oral fixation through excessive eating but is this really a good way to handle our stress?

If you feel like you need to give into a temptation such as sweets or something salty, oftentimes you can overcome this by doing something healthy like going for a walk or a bike ride, as long as it’s something that you enjoy doing and of a positive nature that will get your mind off giving into something unhealthy.

Often times if we can get past the first ten or fifteen minutes of a temptation, it should be smooth sailing from there because these temptations will generally last only as long as it takes to go for a brisk walk around the block.

Do you have a cut-off line?

If you are anything like me, it can be difficult to have a cut-off line when it comes to knowing when to stop eating. Sometimes it can be real tempting to heap on the mashed potatoes and maybe a little more beef than what you should have in one setting, but the idea is to leave the dinner table not feeling so full, which eating excessive meals like this can really start to show around the midsection.

A good rule of thumb is to keep smaller food portions like a serving of potatoes should be no larger than the palm of your hand, and a serving of meat such as chicken or beef should be the same. It’s better to portion your food and walk away from the table satisfied than to heap your plate up and walk away from the table feeling full and uncomfortable.

One tip that you can try is to drink a glass of water before or at the beginning of your meal, this will help to make you feel more full and will help to prevent you from eating too much.

It has always been believed that the most important meal of the day is breakfast because it is early in the day that you will need a good boost of energy to power you through the day and this also enables you to have better thinking capacity than if you aren’t giving yourself the proper nourishment.

Are you willing to make the change for your health?

Making any kind of change that means giving up things that you enjoy that are not necessarily good for you will take discipline and patience with yourself. Change like a total overhaul of your diet will never be easy, but if you want to make necessary changes that will do your health and possibly the way you feel about yourself some good, then it is definitely worth the battle.

If you are having a difficult time with making the necessary changes with your diet, don’t ever be ashamed of asking for help from someone you know and trust, it is people that let pride or shame get in the way are the ones that are least likely to see positive lasting results.

If you feel like you might be one of those people that is letting pride or shame get in the way, don’t be too harsh on yourself, some of us just take a little more work but if we feel enough self-worth we will realize that anything worth having is worth the work.

Aside from asking for help, it can also be beneficial to search out Google or YouTube for information regarding self-help or helpful techniques on setting goals, there are many great teachers on the internet that can motivate you and help you to get started on the right path.

It dosen’t need to kill your budget

I have heard many times over that following a healthy diet can break the bank, this is true to a point. If you believe that the only way to follow a healthy diet is to purchase prepackaged meals, this approach will rack up the grocery bill in no time.

Often times the best way to eat healthy for a reasonable price is to shop wisely reading food labels and prepare your own meals. Many people try to avoid cooking their own meals because it requires too much work and they simply don’t have the time, but if you want to make some positive changes for yourself, sometimes you have to make a compromise.

There are also some great meal ideas on the internet that are healthy, affordable and quick to make. We are living in an age where there is so much information at our fingertips that it’s almost impossible to not find anything that will be of some beneficial use in guiding us on a healthier lifestyle.

If you are ready to make some serious changes for you and your health and the surrounding people that care about you, you will no doubt find yourself on your way to a healthier new you, and you will know that you are ready because if you have made that dedication, you won’t fight it every step of the way.

To your future

Brace yourself, you are heading into the future with an all new perspective on where you are heading with your new diet, a diet that is going to help you feel and look better and will help your heart health so that you will not only feel better but have a pretty good chance of living a longer more prosperous life.

Many of the things I have covered may be old hat for you but there is nothing wrong with a little reminder now and then, sometimes all it takes is just a little spur of motivation to get things on a positive note and in this day and age there are so many negative things going on that it can be difficult to stay motivated much less keep our minds on things that can improve our diet.

Don’t forget that along with a healthy diet sometimes it can be a good idea to include supplementation products which can quite often make up for nutrients that our diet may be lacking from regular food.

If you are interested in checking out supplementation, you can go here.

If you have any questions or comments, you can drop them in the box below and I will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.

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