4/5/17

NATIONAL WALKING DAY 2017

DON'T RUN, WALK
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Started in 2007, the first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day.

Walking info

I've always said, I do some of my best thinking when I walk. It's true. I remember living in New York City for a short time. Every day I'd see smartly clad professionals in business suits....

and tennis shoes. 

The daily struggle is real and folks on their daily commute get there walk on.

So should everyone. Take 30 minutes a day and get some fresh air.



3/13/17

REST DAYS

MUSCLES & EXERCISE
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STOP AND THINK
Yeah I know, we've all been there. That feeling that we just have to go workout. "Must get more reps in," we say to ourselves. If I just blast out my Bi's even more they'll get jacked in no time. Forget about my split, I'm gonna make these #@%'s GROW.

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"To go too far is as bad as to fall short"
 - CONFUCIUS
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I'm all for working out 100%. I preach the benefits of it every day to whomever I can. Over the years I've made some serious gains. But not without trial & error. Everyone has made the usual rookie-mistakes. I don't care if your the most elite of the elite fitness gurus, no one came outta-the-gates knowing everything.

OVER DOING IT
Not taking time off to rest is a mistake. For anyone who has experienced the effects of overtraining you know what I'm talking about.


  • Irritability - Testy, "touchy" i.e. easily angered. All the guy did was ask you what time it is and you pop off?! Your central nervous system is almost shot. On overload. That, or you need to lay off the preworkout. 



  • Hypertrophy  A common error with newbies, or even seasoned knuckleheads and their bro-logic is that muscles grow while getting the pump. Nope. They grow when we let them rest. Muscle growth occurs whenever the rate of muscle protein synthesis is greater than the rate of muscle protein breakdown. If you do not want to take the mere rantings of a blogger, simply google "When do muscles grow"
  • Injuries I once worked in a high-end Health Club out west. One trainer, a tri-athlete in college, trained every morning before a day at the club as if she was prepping for a race. She was always hurt. Complaining of her soreness. Or the guys doing chest complaining about their shoulder. I know what I'm capable of and what it takes. I don't need to go full throttle everyday. 

The takeaway here, hopefully, is that with consistent work you'll make those gains. It's almost a given.



Just learn to chill once in awhile.

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