Posted 23. Oct 2012 @ 12.00 am

This is an essential part to any fat reduction journey. A good food log helps monitor your progress so you can make accurate adjustments to better meet your fitness goals. It has been shown that people who keep food journals also snack less.

Posted 22. Oct 2012 @ 12.00 am

Now you don't use that strong of a dose but the magnesium in ZMA will help you relax and get a good night sleep. Proper sleep is not only important for muscle building but also for optimizing fat loss hormones such as growth hormone, and leptin. Intense training can deplete your mineral stores; the zinc in ZMA will help keep zinc levels up which is important for maintaining optimal testosterone levels.

Posted 21. Oct 2012 @ 12.00 am

In order to achieve your goal physically you need to have already achieved it mentally. Visualize yourself the day you reach your goal. What will you look like? What will it feel like? Hold that image in your mind and achieve it!

Posted 20. Oct 2012 @ 12.00 am

  • You must use your power of focus when you are training, and always focusing on your goals and objectives! This mental tool must be used when you start your program. Focus means so many things, but most importantly focus on the movement.

  • Understand that nothing else exists at this moment when you are training, except for the movement itself. Put all issues and ideas on hold while you are training, and focus on your muscle being uses, your breathing, and focus on you!

  • Forget about your bills; forget about the mellow drama that comes into your life every day! The power of razor sharp focus will give you results! Visually focus while you train also. Find a visual spot to "mark" your eyes with it. Find a visual, core spot to lock your eyes onto.

  • If you doing lunges and you got a lot of weight on your body, you must keep your eyes up on one spot to keep you in balance and strong in your move. When the weight is challenging, use your power of focus to "pull it out of a hat," just like a magician pulls a rabbit out of thin air! When you focus, you are able to conjure up strength that is inside of you!

  • There is nothing but dirt on the floor, so never look on the ground! Rather keep your focus on a spot to "draw" you to your end goal. Ballerinas call it "spotting." Her body spins first and then she whips her head around lastly, allowing her to perform 20-plus spins in a row, without getting dizzy. This is just not coincidence, but a science!

  • There is a science to weight training, and one must respect weight training to get you the results that you want and deserve. And remember, when you train at home, or at the gym, it's not "Happy Hour," gossip time with your friend, but rather an allotted time to give yourself the best gift ever, the gift of exercise.

Posted 18. Oct 2012 @ 12.00 am

If you're doing fairly well on the calorie intake front - trying to find ways each day to consume more calories here and there, you might already be getting great results. If not, then you're going to need to search just a little harder for ways to bump that intake up so weight gain will happen.

One easy way to do so is simply tossing in 1/4 cup of raw oats to your protein shakes. It will alter the consistency slightly, but if you grind up these oats before doing so, chances are you will hardly notice them - and if anything, it'll make the shakes taste thicker.