I've been thinking back on the years I spent bodybuilding and my upcoming powerlifting meet. For one passion, I spent the majority of my time trying to prove people wrong. And for the other, proving people right. The difference in mindset is staggering and so have been my results. As many fans of the fitness... Continue Reading →
When I completed my first marathon, I thought: I'm going to get a tattoo to honor this. Completing a full marathon was a 'Bucket List' item I had set for myself and accomplished in my early twenties. I never did get that tattoo and I'm glad I didn't - not because I think it was... Continue Reading →
You didn’t gain weight or reach the point you are at with your fitness level overnight, so logically your results won’t be achieved overnight either. Any pro in the fitness industry, from powerlifting to bodybuilding will tell you that remaining consistent with your programming and nutrition, and having patience are the most important factors in... Continue Reading →
Bodybuilding doesn't fall into the category of 'extreme sports' like sky diving, motorcross, or windsurfing, but it has always been a sport that required a certain amount of "extreme" or "extraordinary effort". Not everyone can do it. However, today it feels like it's become the land of who's the most hardcore or takes the most... Continue Reading →
Doing 'whatever it takes' is often praised as the highest level of determination and a mindset many people try emulate... don't get me wrong, I've said it, and the Imagine Dragons song gets stuck in my head as much as the next person's. I think we need to really examine this approach however, especially when it comes to your physical and emotional health.
Do you compete? When are you stepping onstage? Are you prepping for something? If you workout in any commercial gym, chances are you have been asked one or all of these questions. Living in Boise ID, the headquarters of Bodybuilding.com, the number of 'competitors' or at least people who follow the sport of bodybuilding in... Continue Reading →