Monthly Archives: December 2016

Fastest Ways to Pack on Extra Muscle

Are you needing to do more to get what you want out of your weightlifting? I know that I have suffered from muscle that never seemed to want to grow, it took much soul searching to find out what I was doing wrong. After correcting my past mistakes, I would soon find my strength was really impressing me. I could now see that I could become one of those people who actually got a lot out of lifting weights, not just someone who tries it for a couple of weeks and stops. One tip I learned was from an old workout buddy to taught me how to add a little more power to my arm workouts, which was done by stopping at the top of the lift.

I thought that my old friend was a fool as he explained what he had been doing to get such massive arms but, once I heard him, I knew I had to try it for myself. After ten years of always holding the weight at the top of the movement, I can tell you personally that it will grow your arms. It isn’t often said, but having patience is an important part of gaining muscle. I’d love to tell you that there is some sort of magic trick you could do and instantly have muscles everywhere but that just isn’t the truth. Be prepared to put in longer hours, at first it will seem like your training is a second job that you never signed up for. However, once you are able to start seeing the improvements in your life, both mentally and physically, you will be mad when you don’t get to lift. Take it from someone who has been working out for a while, what seems hard today will become a breeze within a few weeks time, stick with it! I always tell those who haven’t spent a lot of time in the gym that those first couple of weeks will be the hardest. You will be more sore than you thought was possible and coming back to do it all over again will seem like something only a crazy person would do. If you vow not to become a quitter, have some discipline, and always strive to do your best, the muscle will follow with it!

Making the Most out of Bad Days

Usually, the main reason that people want to become more motivated is because they are faced with a situation that is not good. Life is made up of situations, in which it is easy for us to feel like we are in over our heads. If you have surrounded yourself with a task that you enjoy doing, you will feel excitement. For most of us, if the overwhelming tasks that are surrounding your head are ones that come from living life, you likely feel more stress than excitement. About four years ago, I found myself in my own bad times and I thought I would never make it out. Finally, after being so fed up with a life that was turning into a mundane routine of events, I set out to change it.

Being in a bad place, whatever that looks like for you, always has a walkway out of it, it is just finding that path that becomes the toughest part. Are you someone that has a bad morning, maybe a near fender bender on the highway and then take all of those emotions with you, the entire day? While I can’t advise not letting a bad event go, I know from experience that it can put a damper on your whole day. Something that I learned from a very wise man is to find the good, even in the worst of days. The next time that you start your morning off with spilled coffee clothes and a presentation that you are nervous about, take a moment and focus on what makes you happy.

a happier you

It seems like a weird time to be so thankful, as your are stressed out and on your way to work but those times are when this kind of thinking is best done. It is very easy for someone to be thankful in times where nothing is really going wrong. However, when the world has got you down, this is the optimal time to remind yourself just how good you have it. I used to be stuck in a job that was going nowhere, along with being in a program for a degree that I was starting to have second thoughts about completing. You see, it wasn’t other outside factors that were making me go crazy, it was the battles I was waging within myself. I had felt that I was out of place, being around other business students and didn’t know if I had what it took to really make it.

My coursework was starting to suffer and my exam grades weren’t looking great. To make things worse, this course was one of the last that I needed to take in order to receive a degree, needless to say, it was a time of very high tension in my life. I remember that things had gotten so point that, before the exam, I could barely even close my eyes to go sleep. I had tried everything I could to feel better about the next morning’s test. After taking a moment to assess just how stressed out I was making myself, I had to look at the situation objectively. I knew that, even if I made the worst test score in the class, it wasn’t like the world was going to end. I thought that it would be best if I tried to think positively and let the nerves not get the best of me that next day. As fate would have it, I would up doing far better on the test than I thought, both allowing me to pass the course and receive that degree that I had fought so hard to obtain.