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A deload week for those who do not know is where you decrease you’re your workload or even take a week off from lifting. Most of us gym heads don’t like the idea of taking a week off, so decreasing the workload for the deload week is ideal.
Weigh your food, know how much you are consuming, and it will help you learn portion sizes, as Americans we always over consume. Check out this week’s post on why weighing your food is important, even when you are not cutting or prepping.
When you set a big goal, it can become overwhelming very quickly once that “motivation” you have leaves. What makes goals into a reality is discipline, structure, and grit. When planning a goal, break it down into smaller obtainable goals (micro goals).
Ever since Burger King brought into the restaurant the Impossible Whopper® (Impossible Meat) meat alternative products have become relevant. But how do they taste? Are the good for you? These are both very good questions. My mom bless her heart, when she goes grocery shopping and sees special on stuff she thinks I’ll like she will go ahead and get it for me. A couple weeks ago she got me the Beyond Sausage, so I thought I would give it a try.
The biggest thing to have hit the fast-casual market since the Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich craze has been The Impossible Whopper. As Americans continue to look at alternatives to animal meat, the fast-causal environment is looking to cash in as well. Vegans are one of the fastest growing sub-cultures in the U.S.
I was at the gym a few months ago, and one of the guys at the gym comes up to me and is asking me about Nirvana Life Nutrition’s PR Protein, so I begin to give him my usual elevator pitch on the benefits on Pr. Once I say “Its plant-based” he cuts me off, and tells me, that he his old school, still eats meat and does whey protein. I asked, “have you tried any plant-based proteins”, and he said he had not, when I asked why, he said “because I eat meat”.
Muscle recovery could be one of the most important things you can do for longevity to working out. Most gym goers do not consider muscle recovery, and either use the soreness as an excuse not to go as often as they should, or over time their body begins to breakdown causing them semi to permanent damage to their body.
Over the past few months I’ve been looking at my routine at the gym, trying to make the most of my time there, and to maximize my efforts for the best results possible. While some of these to-dos you may already be done, and forgot about it. When writing this, it was a nice reminder of things that I need to do a better job with as well.
At one point we all were novices at the gym, wondering around trying not the be noticed, and really have no clue as what to do. So maybe we look at what others are doing and try to mimic them when they weren’t looking, or perhaps we went on YouTube and started doing what the bodybuilders doing. What I do know now, is I wish I had prevented some of the bad habits I’m working on fixing now.
With that being said… here are some tips that can make your time more efficient and help get you some faster results. At least I think so.