What’s up everyone. So it’s definitely been a good minute since I’ve had the opportunity to post anything here, buuuuutt it’s for good reason. So your favorite trainer’s favorite trainer (<—see what I did there lol), has been training since late October to compete in my first ever bodybuilding competition. The show was March 17, and I competed in the Men’s Classic Physique Division (novice and open) at the NPC Miles Natural Western USA Championships. (I’ll be posting about the different divisions later).
First things first, the competition and training experience was absolutely AWESOME!!!! I’m a personal trainer, so I have the opportunity to help people achieve some great things. But to refocus, reset and re-evaluate how every individual change/variable directly impacts the body on such an in depth level was truly enjoyable for me.
I actually hired a coach for the prep process, who just happens to be a great friend of mine and a professional bodybuilder himself. So that made the process even more enjoyable. And it definitely led to the results of two top 5 finishes in my first ever show.
Overall, it was such a great experience, and definitely something that I will be looking toward doing again in the future. In fact, I’ve already begun prep for my next show (aiming for July 2018). So I’ll keep you all posted.
New 6 pack Sunday video posted. Blast those abs with this 10 minute workout. And don’t forget to subscribe to the YouTube channel for fitness & nutrition videos, and workouts posted weekly.
After 9 months of waiting, preparation, doctor’s appointments, weird cravings and midnight snack runs, your little bundle of joy has blessed the world with their presence. Congratulations!!! You’re officially a dad. If one were to poll any number of fathers in the U.S. as to what the proudest moment of their life was, it would be hard to argue that the moment they first held their child shouldn’t top that list. It’s a moment that has such a level of magnitude that it is truly incomparable with anything else.
In the months/years to follow, your life truly changes. Your daily routines regularly get altered, your plans and purpose completely change; and you undoubtedly experience multiple levels of jubilation on a regular basis as your little one grows and develops. The joys, realities and requirements of fatherhood completely alter your focus, as it is no longer simply about you. It’s not until you finally reach that moment where you catch a glimpse of a side profile while walking by a mirror, and you realize it happened…..You officially have a Dad Bod.
While this realization is often treated as a common moment of acceptance that “this is just how it’s going to be”, it does not have to be. I’m going to give you 5 simple pieces of advice to help you regain control of your health & fitness, and start your battle against dad bod.
As you can see from the information presented above, it is definitely possible for you to get back in control, and successfully battle that new “dad-ish” figure. And while the steps above won’t guarantee that you will transform yourself into the next Hercules, following them will definitely help you to get back on track, and set you on your way to improved health & fitness.
Should I Train Abs Everyday?
This 30-minute total-body, high-intensity interval workout is effective, efficient and invigorating. For more on high-intensity interval training, check out High-intensity Interval Training: Why it Works.
Here are four reasons why you should incorporate this type of workout into your training routine:
Warm up for five minutes with some dynamic movements or jogging. For the 20-minute block, complete as many rounds as you can and rest as often as you need to.
Note: Do the three squat variations (squat block), perform the walking lunge for 30 paces, and then do the push-ups, burpees and mountain climbers (push-up block) at this end point. Sprint back to where you completed the squat block and repeat.
*Original Contributor: Kelly Vargo
**Original Location: https://www.acefitness.org/acefit/healthy-living-article/60/6476/30-minute-total-beach-body-workout-sand-optional
Can’t figure out a way to get to the gym?? Don’t let it be an excuse to not put in work. Check out the video below for ideas from my recent session.