Week 2 Of My Strength Training Routine

Week 2 Of My Strength Training RoutineI must say I really enjoyed my new 5 day strength training routine. It covered everything I wanted to except for one thing: side delts. This week, I’ve revised a few things as well as incorporated a different rep range for my main lifts.

I have even more fun things planned out for this routine to help me grow bigger and stronger than ever before, but first let’s take a look at what I’m working with.

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Why You Should Start Tracking Your Food

Why You Should Start Tracking Your FoodIt’s never a bad idea to start tracking your food. Not only does it allow you to properly see how many carbs, fats and calories you consume but it will help you reach your fitness goal. By tracking your foods and exercise habits you can control your weight, because you will soon start to figure out that you can have certain foods and drinks that you didn’t think you could have before.

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How To Make Vegetables Taste Better

Make Vegetables Taste BetterThere are many ways to prepare your vegetables. Here are some quick and easy ways to make vegetables taste better.

Let’s start with not buying your vegetables out of a can. You lose so much flavor just from them sitting in a can filled with water. Not only that but the preservatives they add to keep it edible couldn’t possibly be healthy.

Always buy fresh or frozen. Buying them fresh is not only better for you but it also tastes a lot better. Buying them frozen is not a bad idea either. It still keeps its flavor and nutrients and can last longer if you need them to.

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Fun Ways To Do Cardio

Fun CardioFirst off I would like to start by asking what is cardio?

The word “cardio” is short for “cardiovascular”, a term used for the circulatory system consisting of the heart and blood vessels in your body.

Any activity that gets your heart rate to about 50 – 75% of your maximum heart rate can be classified as cardio. Research shows that cardiovascular fitness helps protect against heart disease. As fitness goes up, the incidence of heart disease goes down.

As we all know not everybody likes to run on a treadmill, so I have put together some options that I find fun.

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New Lifting Goals And A Routine To Match

New Lifting GoalsI was all pumped about how I finally hit that 365lbs deadlift, but now I am really paying for it. A while ago, I had popped a rib out of place and had to spend a lot of time recovering, and now I’m dealing with a similar pain.

It’s definitely not the same problem, but I know that ugly deadlift was the cause. Regardless, I’m not able to continue with the Wendler 531 program at the current time. To be honest, I wasn’t a fan of the low squat and bench frequency.

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Deload Workouts For Active Recovery

Deload Workouts For Active RecoveryStrength Training is an amazing thing. It’s addicting to keep pushing things to the next level. Lifting heavier and heavier weights becomes exciting quickly, but there comes a time where you need to take a break.

If your body feels strained and drained, you have two main options for recovery: actually taking the week off or doing a deload week. While the first option isn’t necessarily a bad idea, most will benefit much more from an active recovery week.

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Wendler 531 Week 2 Of Strength Training

Wendler Week 2I’m already starting to have mixed feelings about Wendler 531. It’s funny, since I did a similar program at the beginning of my Gains With Gabe series and stopped it only a week or two in.

I like the fact that I can focus on each muscle group more and do different exercises, but the lack of frequency and the lower numbers for accessory work bother me.
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