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My general observation is that people in the gym either train hard all the time or never train hard enough. For years I trained very hard with very few planned deload training periods. Recreational endurance athletes tend to be much smarter about varying the intensity of their training sessions than recreational strength athletes.
We don’t want to simply workout hard. We want to train, so we get better. Any coach or trainer can create a challenging workout, but if the training isn’t designed to improve your performance than it isn’t effective training. Continue reading “Don’t just Workout Hard, Get Better (Free 8-Week Strength Training Program).”
The habit of getting up early each morning, exercising for at least 20-minutes and setting a positive tone for the rest of your day has numerous physical and psychological benefits. Getting up is one of the hardest things we do each day. It gives you a mental edge over everyone else knowing you had the discipline to get up and get a workout in before you even got to work or school. You’ll begin the day with a sense of accomplishment. It is like walking around with a secret. Continue reading Morning Exercise is a Keystone Habit
Here is the greatest value of discipline: self-worth. Many people who are teaching self-esteem these days don’t connect it to discipline. But once we sense the least lack of discipline within ourselves, it starts to erode our psyche. One of the greatest temptations is just to ease up a little bit. Instead of doing your best, you allow yourself to do just a little less than your best. Sure enough, you’ve started in the slightest way to decrease your sense of self-worth. Respect must be earned. Continue reading “SELF-ESTEEM IS ONLY GAINED THROUGH SELF-DISCIPLINE”
If you read the latest Muscle & Fiction magazines you’ll say 60-90 seconds is the optimal rest interval between sets. This assertion is rarely backed-up with scientific research, and when it is, they will say it increases human growth hormone levels in the body temporarily, which is true, but I haven’t found any studies that correlate it with long-term increases in muscle mass. I have no doubt that many people achieve respectable results from this protocol, especially the enhanced lifters that fill the pages of the muscle magazines, but what is optimal for the natural lifter. What does the science say? Continue reading “How long should you rest between sets?”