With the summer here and the weather being 85 degrees +, is there anybody that wants to work out in a gym? I really don’t….a gym can get hot and really humid in the summer, and barely any of them have air conditioners, except if you’re one of those huge gym-spa-yoga class franchises. But nobody said that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with training outside.
There are many things you can do outside to keep in shape. Right now, Men’s Health has a couple workouts you can do outside that don’t require much much equipment, like the sandbag workout, or the Seize Your Saturdays workout. You can even just go run around at the local high school track, or do windsprints on their football field.
If your high school’s football field is being redone by a Connecticut landscaping company like mine is, by Westport Lawn Care, go ride your bike in the mountains, or take a long hike in the woods. It all just takes a little creativity to enjoy your summer instead of spending it indoors. Chances are, you probably already work indoors, so why would you want to work out indoors? Go outside and enjoy yourself for once! Working out shouldn’t be considered work, so don’t make yourself feel like you’re doing manual labor.
There are a lot of people out there that train to get bigger when they lift, but just can’t seem to reach their goals. First, they start spending more hours in the gym, piling on the minutes until their about two hours into their workout and they’re tapped out for the rest of the day, or they just give up completely. I’ve known a lot of people like this and it’s always the same.
For the most part, though, it all comes back to what you eat. When you want to bulk up when strength training, about 70% of the process is what you eat. Well, so I don’t come off as a complete idiot, I did my research first and I found the most simple and effective solution to help you. They are very simple formulas to balance your carb, protein and fat intake throughout the day.
About.com Sports Nutrition Full Story Here
Carbs are important because they give you energy throughout the day…they’re the most efficient source of energy for your body. Carbs are especially good for energy in short bursts, like lifting. To measure how much your carb intake should be use this formula:
3.6gr carb x body wt(lbs)= grams carb/day
Protein contains amino acids, the essential building blocks of muscle. In order to build more muscle, you need more protein, common sense huh…At the same time, though, you can’t overestimate your intake. Here’s a formula to follow:
0.6 to 0.8 grams per pound of body weight
so if you weigh 165 lbs., you should take in 132 g of protein a day (.8 x 165)
Not all fat is bad, fat is actually healthy for you, in very small doses, specifically unsaturated fat. Your fat intake should be no more than 30% of your caloric intake a day…nuff said.
There is also some other very good information on the site about creatine and energy drinks, I would read up on them too.
Hey guys and gals,
I found this very amazing. In order to keep the spread of diabetes and stroke to a minimum, Japan is going to measure the waistlines of 56 million people between the ages of 40 and 74, that’s 44% of the entire population! The Japanese government is hoping it will also curb the increasingly rising cost of healthcare for the nation.
Now I’m amazed at this! Why can’t America do this? Japan has beaten us in manufacturing, technology, and education…now they’re going to beat us in healthcare. This country’s healthcare is also astronomical, but people don’t care, they care more about their quarter pounders with cheese, deep-fried hotdogs, and Red Bullshits with 8 spoonfuls of sugar. America: WAKE UP!! Put the Big Mac down and pick up a carrot and get on a treadmill! All the politicians and doctors are screaming that this country has a weight problem, only the politicians and doctors are also morbidly obese AND nobody does anything about it except complain….the amount of hypocrisy in this nation is mesmerizing! America’s gone soft – figuratively and literally.
“To reach its goals of shrinking the overweight population by 10 percent over the next four years and 25 percent over the next seven years, the government will impose financial penalties on companies and local governments that fail to meet specific targets.” (NY Times) This is perfect! That’s why America isn’t doing it….Do you want to know another reason why America won’t do it? Because the nation would go bankrupt. Japan realized that there’s too many McDonald’s franchises in their country and they decided to do something about it. Why can’t we do the same?
Hey people, by now you should be well on your way to getting fit and trim for that vacation of yours. I, myself, am going to the beach for 9 days and I’ve been working my increasingly thinner ass off lately getting ready for it! 9 days to marinate in the sun, god….I need a vacation…..
Anyway, last year I got bored with my cardio routine a bit…just running was really getting boring. So this year I decided to do some research, maybe move my workout routine in-house a bit too, so I did a bit of research. LifeSpan Fitness always has some cool stuff! After all, I got my treadmill there last year and my girlfriend and I are very happy with it.
So LifeSpan has this new thing called a vibration plate…This actually interested me because the only thing I thought you could do with vibration is physical therapy and naughty things (hehehe). And it is relatively new: it was originally designed for Russian cosmonauts to keep their muscles from atrophying in space. What it can do for you here on Earth, where we have gravity, is improve your muscle strength, your balance and flexability….so you know I’m just being a big pain in the a$$ bugging my gym owner to invest in one of these things to try it out! They also carry an elliptical trainer and a rowing machine that my girlfriend wants, so I guess I gotta buy them before I buy my vibration plate…hence bugging the gym owner:) LifeSpan is just a cool company with people’s fitness #1 in their minds, and their products are quality so I go to them first!
Oh yeah, and I know I promoted this product before, but get this if you have a muscle cramp or muscle spasm…This stuff actually works! Cramp 911 has been my savior for the past two months. Gotta thank my friend Steve for this one!
That’s all for now! Happy Workout, People:)