When it comes to our bodies and achieving peak physical fitness or condition, we want the very best. The very best training program, protein powders, carbohydrate supplements, creatine, glutamine, bcaa’s, pre workout, post workout….the list goes on and on and on. And guess what? We are willing to pay the cost.
That’s all fine and good, but it always leaves me wondering why the same guy’s who spend hundreds of dollars a month on supplements, are complaining about paying more than 2.99 per pound of boneless skinless chicken breast. The fact of the matter is that things cost money, but if we are willing to pay more for the” best supplements”, why does the “best food” take a back seat?
Road to the 2013 Ronnie Coleman/Gasp Classic!
I have always wanted to keep better track of my progress through the adventures of contest preparation, and this year I stuck to my word and kept tight records! I hope this provides someone some inspiration and something to learn from. Take a look at my journey through the last 18 months as I have prepared for the Ronnie Coleman/Gasp Classic of 2013 in the Men’s open light heavyweight division!
Dieting can be tricky! There are so many different diets out there, all with their different benefits, all with their drawbacks, and most with a catchy name! The Atkins diet, The Abs diet, South Beach Diet, recently the Paleo diet.. And in the competitive world, the keto diet, the high carb-no fat approach, carb cycling, reverse carb loading, etc. etc. etc.. As an athlete and a diet coach I have spent a lot of time using, coaching, or reading about these diets. I think what surprises a lot of people is that, while I have my favorites I will be the first one to tell you they all work! There is almost always multiple ways to accomplish a goal, and this is definitely the case when it comes to dieting. Yes certain diets fit certain people better, I fully believe that, but I don’t want to get into that or into which diets I prefer and why.. Those topics could both be articles in themselves! I’d like to discuss what I think is one of the most important factors in ANY diet. And that is the concept of working from baseline. While all diets are far from equal there are a few things that they ALL have in common. A couple of those I think are fairly obvious..
By Greg McCoy and Yuri Diogenes
While athletes have their own regime to keep up with their diet, training and resting, many people that are struggling to change their lifestyle gets stuck on one core problem: time management. How can I eat right if I’m on the road all the time? How can I exercise if I do not even know what time I will leave work? The reality is that most of these people will fail because they just believe their agenda does give them time to take care of their health. In this article Yuri Diogenes and I will give you some tips on how to manage your time to ensure that fitness and proper diet are included as core part of your day.
I would like to start out by saying, that being a part the Metroflex Plano team has allowed me to meet, train with, and learn from such a wide array of competitors, coaches, and professionals. During a typical bodybuilding discussion, its not unusual to talk about protein, the latest carb supplement, or training. But rarely do you hear many folks talk about vegetables!? I even know people who DON’T eat vegetables at all. We all strive for new growth and development, and do everything we can to maximize our potential. Right? …..
Your new to the gym and the supplement scene, aside from protein whats the first supplement that comes to mind to aid you muscle gains and weight loss.. CREATINE! Most would think that if I just take a bunch of creatine I can lift like a god, add 50lbs of muscle and take on pro bodybuilders! Well….. not so true.. First off, what types of creatine are out there and what is really to be expected from your chosen creatine.
What types of creatine are there?
There are many different forms of creatine supplements on the market today, each with Read the rest of this entry »
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