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How To Calculate Your Macros

So, you’ve embarked on a fitness journey and have come across some tough terrain. It has been some time now and your goals are still out of sight. You know they are out there, somewhere, but you don’t have the slightest clue as to where or if you are even going in the right direction – you need a map.   Before you give up on your expedition in frustration, I’m going to enlighten you, I’m going to give you the best way to map everything out with macros.   What Are Macros? Marcos is shorthand for macronutrients, which are comprised of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Each macro you consume can provide your body with the energy (calories) that it...

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Plyometric Tire Workout to Develop Athleticism

I decided to do something different for this workout. Instead of focusing on resistance training in this workout I channeled my inner athlete with some dynamic plyometric exercises. I used a tire for each movement, but all the exercises can be done without a tire if you don’t have one available. Try a bit of cross-training and incorporate some of these tire-based exercises into your workout, not only will they give your muscles a shock, but they will also give you a new routine to keep from getting caught in a rut!     I played sports extensively in high school and in college at the University of the Cumberlands where I wrestled and played football for two consistently top...

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Powerbuilding Workout: Squat & Deadlift Strength Training Pyramid Workout + Rant

Short blog, check out the video below for more detail! This is a powerbuilding workout that I do every month or so, it's a hybrid of bodybuilding and powerlifting, starting with higher reps and moderate weight to drive hypertrophy. The final sets of each exercise are low reps and heavy weight to develop power and explosiveness. The rant is just what's been on my mind lately. I am a big believer in psychology and I stand by the notion that the way we think influences the way we act; you and your circumstances are an exact reflection of the state of your mind. The problem is that most of us do not realize that, which essentially makes us unconscious, irritable,...

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This Is Why Your Upper Chest Won't Grow | High Volume Powerbuilding Chest Workout

Having trouble building a bigger chest? More specifically your upper chest? I struggled with the same problem for some time but through trial and error, I have found an effective routine with pectoral exercises that target the upper chest with accuracy. Now before we begin, let's quickly address some technical things first before we dive into the workout details. Odds are that you were just like me, stumbling through the vast expanses of the World Wide Web, entangled in blogs and articles looking for upper chest workouts only to find that just about every one of them has the same f**king exercises! Here and there you may find a few unique concepts and exercises to help develop your pecs, workouts...

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5 Steps To Start Any Fitness Program

One of the best things a person can do for their health is to begin a fitness program. An adequate level of physical activity has many benefits ranging from better balance and coordination, improved self-efficacy and even reducing risk factors for various chronic diseases. The best part about starting a fitness program is that practically anyone can do it! Here are five steps that outline getting started. What is your current level of fitness Having an idea of where you currently are in regards to fitness and knowing where you are presently can be two different concepts. That is why it’s a good idea to take an assessment of where you are now and use the findings as benchmarks throughout...

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