Many New Year trainees erroneously believe sit-ups will target excess abdominal fat – zapping away unwanted deposits like a game of Space Invaders. Despite their modest efforts, while hording sit-up benches for hours, continuing to overeat will always retain the holiday chub.
9Invisible Lat Syndrome
New Year trainees are at risk for Invisible Lat Syndrome, a deformity that limits an individual’s ability to hang their arms perpendicular to the floor. An unseen latissimus dorsi of gigantic proportions limits upper-arm mobility and often infects individuals with egos that far exceed actual muscular development. Read More »
There is a generalized statement floating around mainstream fitness enthusiasts regarding how many calories it takes to burn off one pound of bodyweight. Many are led to believe a loss of 3,500 calories is required to lose one pound of weight. According to recent research, it’s possible to lose much more at the same energy deficit. Although haste makes waste when it comes to muscle preservation. Read More »
A sense of uneasiness is generated when mentioning the use of anabolic-androgenic steroids to a member of the general public. Many people, adhering to the crazed dogma, quickly fill their heads with visions of illicit muscular giants experiencing ludicrous side effects with uncontrollable tempers. To avoid unwanted, media-driven images, users of AAS generally remain part of a secretive society. They gain productive knowledge via private and anonymous locations; such as Internet discussion forums and research articles.
Fact: steroid users are frequently very healthy individuals, simply trying to gain every performance edge they can muster – to meet and exceed training goals. Field surveys suggest nearly four out of five users are recreational athletes with the sole intension of improving physical appearance. An estimated four million American men are taking doctor-prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. As a result of the growing number of medical and non-medical users, androgen sales in the United States are rising 20 to 30 percent each year, despite the fact that AAS were added to the list of Schedule III Controlled Substances in 1990. Studies suggest around 15 to 30 percent of the people routinely using fitness centers are augmenting their efforts with AAS – that’s up to three out of every 10 people in some facilities! Read More »
People in great physical conditioning are often asked about the steps toward a successful change in body composition. Bodybuilders and competitive athletes typically spend years in a strong physical condition. They are often solicited for advice about increasing muscle mass and lowering body fat. Formerly obese people learned to gain control of their body composition and become walking success stories. They are often a great source for general weight loss support. No matter who is asked, there is no disputing the impact obesity has on health and general comfort – no matter how many times “big is beautiful” is repeated. People suffering from unhealthy levels of fat mass generally seek out advice asking the same routine questions. The path is frequently dropped right in front of them; they have to choose to walk it. Read More »
Serious athletes of all levels consistently try to burry themselves in like-minded people. Internet conversations on message boards are very common today – connecting people from around the world. The amount of bodybuilding-related boards has grown exponentially with increasing Internet availability and more user-friendly software. A countless amount of new training and nutritional methods can be found online; for subsequent personal experimentation and shared results. By teaching others online, an athlete learns while substantiating their claims. Read More »
Bodybuilding, powerlifting and otherwise extreme athletic conditioning exist in the presence of achievement, difficulties, motivation, goals, perseverance, determination and success. The following are quotes by several sources; notice similarities and find inspiration. Read More »