By Jim O’Connor – Exercise Physiologist / The Fitness Promoter After twenty plus years of celebrity fitness training in Beverly Hills, California, I would like to share with you my top six, most effective, weight lifting tips. If you follow these tips, you will know you have accomplished the maximum in the least amount of time. Here are the six best muscle building workout tips I have discovered throughout my [...]
If your abs look good, your whole body looks good. Having Big arms and chest is one thing but having rock hard defined abs is so another. Everyone knows that nothing turns heads like a defined full set of abs. And hey, chicks love em. What more needs to be said. Contrary to popular belief, the abs or Rectus Abdominis is really only one muscle. It stretches from the top [...]
It’s an unfortunate reality that throughout the years there has been a growth of strength training techniques that have no scientific proof to back them up. Have a look at the facts presented in this outline of muscle gain principles and make up your own mind. Below you will find Scientific Guidelines for strength training that have always been around but are not followed by many training systems these days. [...]
As many of you get in the full swing of contest prep or just hitting the gym to get in shape for the summer, some of you may be wondering how you can get over that plateau you are on! As a fitness competitor and previous athlete, I have spent many hours in the gym doing the same thing day in, day out. My morning routine is the stair mill [...]
If you want to increase muscle mass and gain weight, remember that in order to effectively bulk up, you will need to be persistent in your efforts. Increasing your caloric intake is an important part of gaining weight and building new muscle tissue. When you feed your body more food than it can burn, you gain weight. Weight training is also an important part of gaining weight and increasing your [...]
Most bodybuilders would agree that supplementing with whey protein is an important element in achieving serious muscle gains. This article will examine the facts relating to whey protein as a supplement and help you decide whether you need to follow this particular strategy. Whey protein is produced during the process that sees milk turned into cheese. It is also found naturally in dairy products, eggs, soy and vegetable proteins but [...]
A physical fitness training program is divided into three phases: preparatory, conditioning, and maintenance. The starting phase for different individuals will vary depending on their age, fitness levels, and previous physical activity. Young, healthy persons may be able to jump right into the conditioning phase, while those who have been exercising regularly may already be in the maintenance phase. Factors such as extended inactivity, injury or illness can drop you [...]
We just love Erin Stern. She’s an Olympia Figure Champion, a fitness inspiration, architect of arguably the most beautiful and sexiest physique in women’s fitness and just an overall cool chick (and hopeufully future Fitness Gurls covergirl, one day). Well, she just posted a video answering questions from her fans. This isn’t associated with Fitness Gurls, we just think you should check it out. Enjoy. For More Erin Stern Check [...]
Organic food is food that is free from all genetically modified organisms, produced without artificial pesticides and fertilizers and derived from an animal reared without the routine use of antibiotics, growth promoters or other drugs. Once only available in small stores or farmers’ markets, organic foods are becoming much more widely available Organic foods have been shown to improve your immune system, help you sleep better, shed the excess weight [...]
You already know that exercising is good for your body and mind. It makes you feel better, it gives you more energy, and it makes you push yourself harder. Unfortunately, exercising too much may actually be damaging your hair and skin. If you’re a dedicated exercise junkie, there’s probably no chance that you’re going to change your exercise routine for the sake of your hairstyle or for smoother skin. However, [...]
Erin Stern answers questions from her fans. This isn’t a Fitness Gurls feature, but we love her and wanted to spotlight one of the most awesome people in fitness today.
2012 Figure Olympia Champ Erin Stern Close Grip Bench video, as she prepares for the2013 Arnold Classic.
Fortunately for those of us newly interested in eating organic and raw foods, there are lots of products out there. Natural and organic foods used to be found only in natural food stores, and those could be few and far between. While not as ubiquitous as McDonald’s, there ARE many more stand-alone stores. And the grocery chains are catching on too, with more organic selections than ever before. If you [...]
Fitness Gurls Sponsored Athlete Katie Elkins Weekly SuperSet Video (Week 2), as she prepares for NPC Bikini Competition Season and the Arnold Fitness Expo. Powered By: ALLMAX Nutrition
Breakouts of the flu are responsible for millions of lost hours at both work and home each year, not to mention many miserable days trying to recover. If you’re wondering what you can do to naturally boost your immunity and prepare your body’s defenses, study the foods you’re eating, look at your family’s meals, and make the changes needed to ensure everyone is eating a well-balanced diet abundant in nutrient-dense [...]