Archives for November 2011

Tired or Achy? How to Feel Better

I spend a lot of time these days feeling like an energizer bad ass. And I’m no spring chicken, mind you. Not only that, but I used to feel tired and weak all the time. Sure, I was rear-ended in 2001 and suffered chronic neck pain for years afterwards. But I also felt tired and weak a lot before that. I’ve always been healthy and right around my idea weight, so I didn’t even have a concrete reason. Unfortunately, feeling tired {Read More…}

Full-Body Workouts for Gaining Muscle and Losing Fat

Training each muscle using a split routine (in addition to a clean diet) provides highly satisfying results, especially if you’re into crazy muscle definition and hypertrophy. It’s also a sweet deal if you’re into hours of hammering your shoulders, legs, or back (or whatever muscle) with specific (and sometimes isolated) movements. But a big drawback of using a split routine is the time involved; spending six hours a week on hypertrophy alone simply isn’t feasible for many. If you’re trying {Read More…}

Full-body vs. Splits and Training for Aesthetics

I’m an advocate of being fit and healthy using the methods that work best for you. I like keeping things positive with a not-one-size-fits-all approach. It’s up to each of us to stay educated about fitness and choose the path rocks the party for us. To me, the most important component of being fit and healthy is enjoying getting there and staying there. Or we’ll never even get started. There are strong forces out there telling us all to do things {Read More…}