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….

 

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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.

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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!

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Looking For Guest Post Opportunities

Since I will start having more free time, I am currently looking for any fitness or self help niche guest writing opportunities.

You can visit my official website to see my recent content and my writing quality.

Feel free to comment or email me at ahmedjabaifitness@gmail.com to set something up!

Looking For Guest Writers!

Introduction

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to let you all know I am currently looking for guest writers who can write about self improvement and/or fitness.

My website SelfImprovedFitness is about combining self improvement and fitness. I aim to give people free informative content as a means to build a connection with readers, inform and inspire others, and do what I love!

What Is In It For You?

All articles are allowed 3 social media back-links at the end of the article, 3 external/non-social media links within the article, and 1 mention of the service that you provide. This allows various opportunities for you to reach a greater audience, gain more traffic, gather potential clients/customers, and have the ability to inspire more people.

Guidelines

All articles must be at least 500 words long and must have factual information either through studies or self experience. This is not a “broscience” fitness blog, nor is it a sellout pushing supplements/products blog, so I will hold my guest writers to the same standard. Articles will be reviewed and modified/edited (if needed) before published. If relevant to the topic, writer may use one image of them self as the feature image. Last but not least, share the content 🙂

“I’m interested! How do I start?”

You can start by checking out the website SelfImprovedFitness to see what the website format, article format, and standards are like. After getting an idea of what kind of content is published on the site, message me ON MY NEW FACEBOOK PAGE or email me at ahmedjabaifitness@gmail.com with your experience in the niche, your goal with guest writing, and the topic you have in mind!

Hope to hear from you all soon! Have a great day and take care!

 

 

Build More Muscle In Less Time

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Building More Muscle In Less Time

Sounds too good to be true, right? That you can build even more muscle in less time. Well, believe it or not you actually can! It’s not from a super food, magic pill, new training secret, or fancy equipment. No, it is from training methods/tools that have been around for decades! These training methods have been around for so long that we seem to have forgotten how effective they really are. Wanting to build more muscle while being in the gym less? Give these training methods a try and enjoy having more spare time!

Dropsets

Ever performed or heard of dropsets? If you are looking to take your work outs to an entirely different level then look no further! Dropsets, in general, are multiple sets performed nonstop (creating one massive set) by dropping the weight after you hit failure (or complete the number of repetitions planned). Dropsets are used to increased the amount of muscle damage in a short amount of time and stretch the fascia as much as possible, filling the muscles with ample amounts of blood. Disclaimer: This is not for the faint of heart. Going to failure with multiple sets in a combined massive set will be EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE, but will be well worth the results!

Rest-Pause

Ever completed less repetitions than you aimed for, then came back right after to finish the remaining repetitions? You are actually performing a sort of rest-pause training. Rest-pause training involves going to failure (or performing the target repetition count) and resting 0-30 seconds before performing the next set with the same weight. This is utilized in order to get more volume in with the same weight in less time, while providing some sort of rest, which allows your body to slightly recover and perform more repetitions than if you tried one all out set to failure.

Superset

The most common training tool used today is the superset. Supersets are performed by performing two exercises back-to-back with no rest, or as little rest as possible. Supersets are used to either get more work done in less time, work on antagonist muscle groups (in order to stretch one while the other contracts), or to pre/post- fatigue a given muscle that is slacking in development.

Decrease Rest Time

This seems like a no-brainer, but I feel the need to remind everyone. I see countless people searching for the next best thing, but guess what?! Decreasing rest time increases muscle damage, muscle fatigue, and helps you get more work done in less time. I typically use anywhere from 15 seconds to 60 seconds rest for all of my exercises. If your goal is hypertrophy (building muscle mass), then put down the phone, stop chatting about your plans after the gym, and start your next set!

Closing

You do not need fancy equipment, diets, or pills to build more muscle in less time. Sometimes you just need to try different training tools in order to see what works best for you and what you enjoy more. Give one, some, or all of these training tools a place in your training routine and watch your progress soar while your time in the gym decrease!

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