Monday, April 22, 2013

Finishing Touches

Well, I'm 8 weeks out from the competition, and that means it's time to start thinking about the finishing touches.  To be fair, if you don't have your diet and training on track, none of these little details will make or break your performance, but a polished and professional appearance and presentation certainly can't hurt!  A few things to think about as the competition nears...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Mmm, PCP!

Here's a short and sweet post-cheat posing video from 10 weeks out--gotta love that half-time carb-up!  I debated on whether or not I should even post this video--not because I don't look awesome, but because there's so many things going on in the background.  I especially hesitated because of those RIDICULOUS one-arm t-bar rows.  Honestly, I just didn't want to embarrass that poor guy on YouTube.  Hope it isn't too distracting, and no, t-bar rows should NEVER EVER be done like that.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Feel the Burn

Let's be honest, most of us only perform cardiovascular activities to burn fat.  Yeah, yeah, it's good for your heart and lungs, but many of us who take the time to do cardio are more interested in the aesthetic benefits.  I'm not saying there aren't people out there who only care about the health benefits, but they are fewer and farther between.  Cardio seems like such a simple thing to add to your fitness routine--you basically just hop on a machine and go for it, right?  Well, not exactly, there are some basic techniques you can use to maximize the effectiveness of cardio; here are the ones I try to keep in mind at 6 a.m.  Note:  These tips are best suited for "leg-based" cardio--ellipticals, walking, stationary cycling, etc.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Super 8

12 weeks out you guys!  Monthly recap, ready go!  And please pardon my brevity, I'm kind of running on empty here.