I was about to learn a painful but valuable lesson: don’t overtrain! I had been neglecting my body’s core muscles and focusing too much on arms and shoulders. My stomach and back couldn’t stand the load I was placing on them. I was a mess. Henry sat me down, a faint smile on his face […]
After clocking up some sessions on the free weights, I felt confident enough to ask my trainer Henry about adjusting my routine to suit the heavier weights and building my strength. The shape of my body had changed little from what I could see but there was no denying my increased strength. When I first […]
Just over one sweat-filled year has passed since I took on the challenge of total body transformation, and, as I slip on a pair of well-worn sneakers, I think about how far they have taken me. I bought the shoes to go with my gym membership. This would be my first serious attempt at getting […]
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Blast from the Past: Ians’ second LoI first published March 2004 Yes, leg night is here again! Strange how it seems to come round faster than the more enjoyable body parts. First up was leg curls, just 2 warm up sets to get the blood flowing through the quads, then on to leg press.
Blast from the Past: Ians’ first LoI first published March 2004 Tuesday night is chest night, probably the most trained body part of them all, but I would be lying if I said it wasn’t one of my favorites. To start I isolated the chest with a couple of sets of incline flys, cables or […]
24/7 Gyms are just one of the ways to make a soldier’s life easier in war torn Afganistan. “Each day the multiple gyms at Bagram Airfield are packed with troops determined to return home a tougher, stronger person,” according to Blackanthem.com. 25 year old Spc. John Sheck, a military intelligence analyst for Combined Joint task […]