I’ve Been Featured in Muscle and Fitness

I’ve Been Featured in Muscle and Fitness

I shared my 30-day push, pump, and stretch workout plan with Muscle and Fitness. Click here. "The Push, Pump, and Stretch Workout Program is for anyone. It's basic enough for a beginner, while also being demanding enough for someone more seasoned." HOW IT WORKS The Push, Pump, and Stretch is broken into three parts: Part one is the “activation” or “push” part of the program. The “push” is an exercise performed for lower repetitions, but higher weight. Part two is the “pump,” which is typically a superset or a higher-repetition exercise working to flood the muscle(s) with blood. Finally, part three is the “stretch,” which is for improving circulation to allow more blood flow into the muscles being worked. DIRECTIONS On this plan, you'll train three days on followed by one day off, followed by one more day on, and then two more days off. Parducci recommends chest and triceps in day one, back and biceps in day two, legs in day three, no training in day four,...
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3 Ways Working Out Can Help Kick Bad Habits

3 Ways Working Out Can Help Kick Bad Habits

Working out can change your life in more ways than you think! In addition to improving your health, wellness, and appearance you can also shift your habits in amazing ways. Here are three ways that working out can help you kick bad habits. 1. Develop Your Discipline Mental Muscle Working out takes an immense amount of discipline. Discipline is a mental power. When you wake up early and don't want to go to the gym, but do it anyways out of a sense of discipline, you just strengthened what I like to think of as your "discipline muscle". Mental strength is just like physical strength in that it develops over time. Discipline is an amazing mental strength to have. With discipline on your side, you can accomplish anything. When you believe that you are a disciplined person, and that you have the ability to act with discipline, a whole new world opens up to you. You can alter bad habits that have been haunting...
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9 Easy Gym Exercises for Beginners

9 Easy Gym Exercises for Beginners

When you first start going to the gym, it can feel a bit intimidating. You've got the woman who seems to be made out of pure muscle hanging from a bar doing reverse sit ups, while a man in the corner grunts and groans as he lifts a piece of equipment that you've never even seen before. Not to worry! When you are just beginning your workout routine, keep it simple! These nine easy exercises are great for beginners because they will only use a mat, free weights, and an exercise ball. If you do all nine, you will get a full body workout that will become second nature once you do it a few times. This is a great routine to get you started! 1. Core: Abs Start your workout by grabbing a mat and a large exercise ball. Lay it down on the floor and stretch out on it, belly up. put your feet straight up in the...
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