Monday, 23 July 2012

Vacation Workouts

Me Beach-Running
Since I'm on vacation with family right now, and we're too far away from a gym (I didn't plan the vacation) for me to go there and work out, I have to find another solution.
I'm probably not the only one going on vacation around this time of year, and I'm probably not the only one to go to a place, where there isn't a gym nearby, so I thought why not share my solution with you guys.

Of course you can almost always go for a run. I'd say it's near impossible to find a vacation location, where you'll be unable to go for a run.
So as for cardio, you can go for a run or, if you brought your bike, you can go for a ride.

But what about Strength work..?

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Review: Nike+ Running for iPhone

Nike+ Running app
The last couple of posts has been about weight lifting and strength training, and I though it was time for something else, and why not write a review of one of the many iPhone fitness / health apps I’m using; the Nike+ Running app (ver. 4.0.1).

The Deadlift - Part of The Big Three

I've finally found time to write the last post in the mini-series, about the The Big Three; the Deadlift.

The Deadlift is a big compound move, just like the Squat and Bench Press, but I rarely see anyone doing this at the gym. Granted, I've just recently joined a gym, but then again, it's difficult to find a good spot to do deadlifts at my gym.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

The Bench Press - Part of The Big Three

Last Wednesday I started a little mini-series, where I'm explaining The Big Three and why it's important to do them.
The Big Three consists of 3 essential compound movements; the Squat, the Bench Press, and Deadlift. And here is the 2nd entry about The Big Three; 

The Bench Press

The bench press is a very popular exercise in the gym, and I think the majority of people lifting weights, either free weights or in machines, do Bench presses as well.

The Bench Press primarily works your chest, shoulders, and arms, which is one of the reasons why it is so popular, but also your core, lats, and even your legs.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

The Squat - Part of The Big Three

I just started on a new Strength training program, which focusses on 5 exercises, including The Big Three. 
Therefore I thought I'd share my thoughts on these three exercises, and how they are performed, but spreading it out for a couple of days, so you can focus on one exercise at the time.

First off, let me tell you what The Big Three are; Squat, Bench press, and Deadlift.
These exercises are big compound moves and some of the best moves to do, if you want massive strength gains.