newidentity-athlete replied to your post: Weekly Squat PRs and Reverse Pyramid Training OHHH! I love this! Thanks for sharing…. No problem! I’ve been doing RPT for about a month now and I love it! It maximizes the gains that you get from your workout and you can basically do more in less time. At first I only used RPT for squats and deadlifts but now I use it for overhead presses,...
Weekly Squat PRs and Reverse Pyramid Training
I’m really happy with how squats are going for me (deadlifts too). Every week I am able to increase the my max weight by 5lbs and usually I add more reps to the weight that I was able to squat the week before. I always try to do better than the week before. Whether it’s 5 more pounds or 1 more rep, I have to do something more. Recently I’ve started Reverse Pyramid Training...
iron-inside asked: Love your super informative posts!
The 45 Most Innovative Health & Fitness Startups
This is a really great list of useful websites and apps that can help you live a heathier life. Check them out! http://www.greatist.com/team/top-45-fitness-health-happiness-startups/# The 45 Most Innovative Health & Fitness Startups by Shana Lebowitz Fitness Tracking 1. Skimble It’s like a pocket-sized personal trainer. Skimble apps leave few excuses for not exercising— users can...
syllerina asked: Didn't you have shin splints before Hun? What did you do to help it?
Intermittent Fasting Nutrition Calculator →
For those of you who practice Intermittent Fasting, here is an awesome resource! The calculator first computes an estimate of your Basal Metabolic Rate (you can pick from 6 different formulas but they are all within ~50kcal of each other). Next you can customize your macros. Just fill in how often you workout and whether you want to lose fat, gain muscle, or maintain. There are different options...
New iPhone 4s!
Just got the new iPhone 4S! It’s awesome! I’ve never had an iPhone before (or any kind of smart phone) so I am blown away right now. What? I can check facebook, twitter, and tumblr on my phone? I can check my mail? Ask Siri (my personal assistant) questions? log my workouts, check my calendar, get APPS??!? so. cool. Excuse my iPhone n00biness :)
Physiology Lesson: Muscle Fiber Types
You’ve probably heard of fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fibers right? But do you actually know what they are? There are 3 primary fiber types that I’ll talk briefly about. Type 1 muscle fibers are also know has slow twitch or oxidative fibers. These fibers require lots of oxygen. They also have lots of ATP-producing mitochondria as well as lots of capillaries (for improved...
Casien protein Infused Vodka? →
For people who like to partake in a drink here or there while still keeping protein intake high I guess haha Mike “The Situation” from The Jersey Shore is on their site as one of their celebrity endorsers. I would never have thought to combine alcohol with protein.. What do you think? Would you try it?
stoplooking-simplysee replied to your post: Triathlon Tips Thank you so much for taking the time to answer this! This is extremely helpful :D No problem! I’m happy to help! Good luck :)
sunshineandhipline asked: Hey! I was just wondering how your parkour training was going?
stoplooking-simplysee replied to your post: stoplooking-simplysee replied to your post:… Do you have any advice/tips for beginners like me? I’ve ran to marathons before but I know it’s not even remotely the same. Hi! Since you’ve done some marathons before, you probably have running down-pat! :) You’re on the triathlon club at your school so that will be a big help!...
stoplooking-simplysee replied to your post: Getting Back Into Running! I’m getting back into running too! I even joined the triathlon club at my college. Hooray for us :D Yay! congrats! Triathlons are fun! My sister did her 1st one this weekend and it made me want to get back into it! :)
Getting Back Into Running!
So I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from running for the past couple of months because I just haven’t felt like doing it but lately I’ve been missing it. I haven’t been able to try because of shin splints but I tried running today and it was awesome! Turns out that I’m still in pretty good shape aerobically so it wasn’t too difficult and I had a pretty good pace! ...
Power vs. Strength
Power lifting is a misnomer. You don’t need lots of power to be a good powerlifter, you just need to be able to perform a lot of work. Work can be thought of as the amount of weight you can move a certain distance (Work = Force X Distance with force proportional to the weight being moved). Power on the other hand, is a measure of how fast you can do a certain amount of work. The equation...