The Pursuit Of Health

The Pursuit Of Health
With obesity becoming a global issue, more and more “experts” are capitalizing on the opportunity to sell weight loss products, training products, and meal plans. With a higher demand for health guidance and products, the rise of “health” marketing becomes more and more extreme. Every company wants to stand out from their competitors. How do they end up doing so? By displaying a more lean, more muscular, and more extreme (work out wise) ideal image. The more saturated the fitness and health industry gets, the more extreme these “ideal” physiques and lifestyles become. In my pursuit of health, I have found that the fitness industry is not the REAL representation of health. How so? In this article I will cover what I learned in my pursuit for health.

Sleeping For Muscle Mass

In a fast paced world that requires you to constantly be achieving something to keep up, we tend to cut our sleep time short. For many of us trying to balance fitness into our life we must sacrifice time from other things. Unfortunately, your full-time job, full-time college classes, relationships, family time, and work out time is too important to cut short, so we must take time away from sleep. Not enough hours in the day? Cut your sleep short and maximize our 24 hours, right? If your goal is to maximize muscle gain, then this solution may not be the answer to your time dilemma.

Sleep Deprivation And Testosterone
If you are into gaining muscle mass, then I am sure you have heard of how important testosterone is. Testosterone is what makes men…! It even makes men bigger, leaner, and stronger than other men. Testosterone is what you could call the “holy grail” to muscle building. If testosterone is so important, why do we do things that reduce our testosterone such as deprive ourselves of sleep? In this study, both testosterone and cortisol decreased in the total sleep deprivation group. Wanting to maximize gains? Maximize your testosterone with sleep.




How To Balance Life And Fitness

“I don’t have time to get in shape” is by far the most common excuse for people not achieving their fitness goals. Fair enough…..or is it?

We all have 24 hours in a day, but what you do with those 24 hours is what keeps time from being a limiting factor. Fitness is not about revolving your life around the gym, but rather about incorporating exercise into your life in order to have a better quality of life. In this article I cover ways to incorporate fitness and health into your life without sacrificing your social life or enjoyment in life….



A Case For Unilateral Exercises

A Case For Unilateral Exercises
Some of you may be wondering  “if the big 3 are the kings of all exercises, why the hell do we need unilateral (single limb) exercises in our work out routines?!” For those of you who only train heavy, doing unilateral exercises can greatly benefit your progress. Doing unilateral (single limb) exercises such as lunges, dumbbell presses, and dumbbell rows can help you develop symmetry, improve your core strength and your stability, improve range of motion, and much more! In this article I explain reasons why everyone should consider incorporating unilateral exercises into their training.




Progressive Overload 101 (Which is the best method?)

Progressive Overload
If you have read enough fitness articles or follow a few fitness youtubers, you learn that the biggest factor for training progress is progressive overload. In short, progressive overload is adding a stimulus your body is not used to in order to trigger an adaptation. Though you may know how important progressive overload is, you may not know different ways to facilitate it. Most individuals think of progressive overload as adding weight to the bar, which is the most common form of progressive overload. Though that is one way to progressive overload, that is not the only way. Below I will list and explain different ways to progressive overload in your workouts.

In this article I will cover the various methods of progressive overload and which one is the best!


The Anxiety And Stress Cure? Taylor MD Formulations “Easy Calm” Review

Anxiety And Stress
Anxiety and stress can consume our life in a fast paced and stress driven world. Deadlines are pushed, relationships get complicated, finances become an issue, and judgement is too present. We sometimes feel as if we are so stressed and anxious about the future that we cannot focus on the present that is at hand. When this stress and anxiety consumes us we turn to anything that will help us. If you are anything like me, you do not want to be taking addictive medications with harmful side effects. Before I overcame my social anxiety (which you can read about how I overcame my social anxiety and how you can too HERE ) I was looking for the most natural and least harmful (both in regards to effects and becoming an addiction).

“Easy Calm” Product Review
Though I was not able to try this product during the years of my social anxiety, I have had the opportunity to use this product while working a high stress-level job (while balancing school, work, work outs, content writing, a relationship, etc). This article is based on my own experience and opinion which followed my trial of the Taylor MD Formulations “Easy Calm” for a free product review.

In this article I will be covering the ingredients in the product, pricing of the product, and when I had the most benefit using the product…….