Don’t Drink to Much

Its Saturday night and this is your reminder not to drink too much alcohol! I myself have gone down this rabbit hole and derailed my fitness progress. Here are a few reasons why to make you keep this idea in the back of your head.

One reason you don’t want to be drinking too much alcohol is it is all empty calories. When people talk about empty calories they mean food or drink that doesn’t give you nutrients. By you drinking this alcohol it is just added to your caloric intake and it sits there. If you are keeping a pretty strict diet this could throw you over for the day after having a few beers. But this doesn’t just stop with the beer calories, the problem gets worse over the course of the night. The more you drink you get hungry now and that basket of wings or mozzarella sticks is looking pretty good right now. These are more empty calories that keep piling up and next thing you know you are on a huge caloric overload and the day is shot.

Another reason to try to avoid too much alcohol while trying to stay fit is testosterone. Testosterone levels are killed by alcohol and deletes muscle growth. As you well know testosterone is the key hormone that helps you build muscle and without having the peak amount you will not have your full potential.

Lastly if you drink too much and do not complement your alcohol with water your going to have a pretty bad hang over. Learn from my past mistakes and make sure to be drinking plenty of water before the end of the night. waking up with a huge hangover kills an entire day you could be at the gym or out doing something active with your day.

Well that’s it for today’s little bit of advice I hope everybody has a great day! If you liked please share with your friends and hit that like button.

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Where to buy Supplements

Well if you are into fitness or lifting you probably are taking some kind of supplements such as protein powder. But where are you getting it from? Or maybe you are brand new to the game and trying to find some. Here is my short list of places that work for me

GNC – stores or online

Yes it may be old-fashioned going to an actual store but you can get supplements you are looking for that day and talk to an associate about products. The thing I like about going to GNC is the human interaction that you can’t get from shopping online. IT also gives somebody a job.¬† The negative these people aren’t all really that knowledgeable and get commission on certain products they sell so be leery about the best stuff they are trying to push.

Bodybuilding.com

Now I used this site a lot when I first started taking some supplements. IF you haven’t been on this site I recommend it. They have forums (you may stop reading my blog) workout plans, and sell products. You can do some of the research you need to do on products right there and they have many reviews on all products. The more you buy the more they throw in free stuff and it comes in pretty quick.

Amazon

If you want my top shopping place for supplements it has turned into Amazon. A buddy of mine turned me on to Amazon for supplements due to shipping costs. He explained about most of the things I was buying on say Bodybuilding.com were all on Amazon and I had prime so I didn’t have to pay for shipping. This isn’t really about physical gains but gains to your wallet. If you already have an Amazon prime account why not use it.

 

Well that is it for a quick post for me I hope you liked it and get what you are looking for. As it says on the bottles or containers talk to your doctor if you are doing some serious supplementing because you could end up hurting your body. But hit the old share button and let your friends know.

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Things not to do

Hey reader here is a short list of things not to do at the gym:

 

Bring a Coffee

So you’re a little tired in the morning but still want to get your workout in I get it but don’t bring your fast java place coffee to the gym. I have seen a few people do this carry around a hot cup of joe slurping on it like they are in the mall. Look, you’re at the gym to get it done and pound out a work out not gracefully walk around with a cup of coffee. The coffee container is likely to tip over and create a mess let alone you could burn somebody so use your head. (could always put it in a shaker) And if you’re not drinking it black all that added garbage prolly isn’t helping your lift….

 

Wearing work gloves

Ok we get it you saved some money and got leather work gloves instead of lifting gloves. To help you out why don’t you man up and bare hand it like the rest of us. Every serious lifter earns the callous on their hands that toughens you up. If you are going to look like the glove guy invest in some lifting gloves designed for gripping iron. Other wise the rest of us are looking at the huge tool walking around like¬† your going gardening.

Using everything at once

This is most people biggest pet peeve, somebody just running around using 5 things at once. It’s very understandable you could be crunched for time or most people trying to do some kinda huge super set. There are other people who go to your gym and they pay for a membership just as you do so if you leave a bench open for 10 minutes be courteous and let them use it. There are a few guys at my gym that think they are training for who knows what and do this all the time which usually starts a fight. So again use your head and think about what you are doing.

Creepy photography

You probably use your phone to play your music when you are at the gym but that doesn’t mean you need to take pictures. Many times I have caught guys taking pictures of girls squatting or what not. The gym is a place where people come work out and feel comfortable. Nobody wants you to take their picture for you to send it to your friends, because working out can be a very personal thing.

 

All right that is enough advice out of me or some might say a gripe session on what ticks me off a the gym. So share with your friends and stay healthy.

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Water up

A key element of staying in shape that many people over look is the simplest of things, staying hydrated. When you work out you sweat and lose water out of your body and need to put it back in. Water makes up the majority of your body and if you are under hydrated you aren’t doing yourself any favors. Water helps you burn fat (cold water works the best) and can help you perform your next set as good as the last.

So next time you are grabbing for one of those sugary sports drinks or sodas grab a water instead! I am going to start blogging more consistently so share with your friends and get ready for the journey.

If you don’t have a water bottle here is a selection from Amazon