Results For "gym"
Mar 10

Don’t you hate it when your body is sore from months of work but you still look like you slam cookies daily? This is one of the main reasons so many of us quit and use genetics as an excuse not to exercise. One of the biggest secrets to getting bigger and stronger is to continuously challenge oneself and be patient with the results! Trying to get a “beach body” or whatever by Summer when you’ve only started working out in March is a lie that is sold to you by workout gurus that are trying to pimp a machine or a Blu-ray box set. “I don’t know anyone that is a beast off of any workout Blu-ray” When you decide to get fit, it should be a life decision. What I mean by this is that it needs to be a commitment that you… [Read more]

Feb 10

There are two frequently searched terms that I see monthly coming to this website: “why are women unfriendly at the gym?” and “how to attract guys in the gym”. Isn’t it amazing that these questions—obviously from members of the opposite sex—are asking about one of the most controversial aspects of gym membership? For every ten women that are convinced that guys only go to the gym to ogle them for being fat or sexy, there is one that wants to use her gym membership to make a love connection. On the opposite side is the serious lifter who could care less about how many women are in his gym, what they look like, and whether or not they are looking at him. The irony of it all is that the person asking “how to attract guys in gym?” is probably attracted to this “serious lifter”… [Read more]

Dec 18

In January, many of you will be entering into a gym for the first time to try your hand at a new fitness lifestyle. What you may or may not know about the gym is that it has some unwritten rules that can lead to very frustrated (and muscular) members if you happen to violate them. The following list are a number of things to keep in mind when you join up and become a member. Glance at the booty don’t stare at it One of the chief complaints by women that aren’t dedicated gym-goers (since seasoned lifters are well past this) is that they don’t like men looking at them. Many of these women feel fat, and because they are sweaty, void of makeup, and new, they sometimes feel that your staring is due to them doing awkward workouts or you being a horn… [Read more]

Dec 17

Winter is here and it’s cold outside but for months you have ravaged your bodily temple with sugars, fatty things, and all of the crap that you’ve convinced yourself that you “deserve”. Now is the time to channel your inner Rocky Balboa and get into the gym. Doing this will prep your body for the new year when everybody (and their mother) will be grabbing memberships and posting updates on their timeline. Starting now has the benefit of revving up your engine so that you are in full blast come January, and it will influence you to stay away from the terrible Christmas goodies like cakes, candies and of course eggnog. Along with working out you should go into the new year with a more positive attitude towards working out. You are not going to lift weights and run because you have to, you are… [Read more]

Nov 18

A workout relationship can have many forms, sometimes it is beneficial to both parties and other times it is one person hanging on for dear life. Many times with working out I compare the partnership to a boat and an anchor when docked. The anchor keeps the boat in place, preventing it from drifting out to sea and living as an example of fortitude, while the boat is there for support. For the anchor, the boat can be an important fixture that tests it’s resilience during stormy times and through the passage of time. To an outsider the two need one another but in terms of the people working out, it isn’t always so… The Immortal Anchor and The Reluctant Boat An anchor is a driven person that lives and breathes the workout. On days when they are sick, unmotivated, or lonely, they will still… [Read more]

Sep 26

I would like to express my discontent with the men in the gym who troll for women to talk to and possibly get a number. Over the last couple of years, I have been that unfortunate chick without an Ipod or any other means of blocking out the “hey shawty” while I’m doing my thing on the treadmill. Recently I finally obtained means of personal music thinking that it would do the trick. I mean, if I am unavailable to hear your pick up line, then I shouldn’t have to worry about coming up with some sort of nice let down, right? Wrong. I am definitely an advocate for the “go to the gym to workout” club as I don’t believe the gym is either the time or place for getting numbers.  However, since there are men who know not of this rule and insist… [Read more]

Aug 12

When I went to the theater to see Man of Steel I noticed a lot of big guys in Superman shirts. Well that’s an understatement – damn near every big man was wearing a Superman shirt and you better believe that they bought them one size too small. It’s funny how Superman is somewhat of a bodybuilding icon when the character represents an alien who is genetically blessed. Superman doesn’t have to spend a quarter of his life in the gym and he doesn’t go through days where injuries affect his workout regimen or a breakdown in willpower causes him to slam a number 3 at McDonalds. But Superman is still #oneofus isn’t he? The guy wears a suit during the day so that he can blend in with the working beta male populace but when it’s time for action he rips it off to… [Read more]

Feb 15

You have a desk job, a family, and what seems like no time to get to the gym to work on your health. Well… at least this is what you tell people when they ask you why you don’t join a gym when you start complaining about your weight… or heartburn…  or sleep issues. Well what if I were to tell you that you could skip the gym all together and work on your body daily while living your life? It will take some sacrifice, but just a little bit I promise. The following is a guide you can use to make for a slimmer, fitter and more fulfilling life all without competing with some douchebag in the gym for time on the bench press. Reduce your portions Most of us overeat without realizing it because we are so used to “feeling full” whenever we… [Read more]