Category Archives: Health and Fitness

My new Ipod…

Today, I just picked up a 8GB Ipod from Best Buy. Everybody I know pretty much has one, so I figure it’s time that I would get one for myself.

I set it all up and it’s all good to go. I purchased 14 songs from Itunes from the $15 Itunes card I purchased at Best Buy along with it.

I purchased a mix of local music and national music. Just bought some of these songs: Lady Gaga “Poker Face”, Weird Al Yankovic “Craigslist”, Soundgarden “Outshined”, Phish “Down With Disease”, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Gold Lion”, Joe Nacco “Crazy Scientologist”, Sean Rowe “Old Black Dodge”, Lunic “Love Me”, Railbird “Locomotive”, a couple of Teenage Casket Company songs, and several more.

Itunes store can be pretty useful ’cause if I hear songs on the radio that I really like and if I don’t want to buy the full album, I could just buy that one tune.

I know I said I hated Lady Gaga many times, I still do, but I’ve said a few times in the blog that I like her one song, “Poker Face”. “Poker Face” is actually a really good song that I can listen to, but the rest of her stuff, no. I figure “Poker Face” would be a good tune to work out to, that’s why I picked that one.

Now that I think about it, I don’t have to buy Phish albums on CD at all. I can simply buy all the Phish albums from Itunes. Itunes record store is much cheaper than the record stores at the malls.

I mainly bought an Ipod so I can have some tunes to work out with. Listening to music while working out at the gym or where ever is a pretty important part of the workout. It makes you work faster and harder, gives you more energy. Music does that.

Next I need to buy an Ipod arm band, so I can just have the Ipod on my arm while I’m working out.

Kev

The Truth About the six pack abs…

You trying to get fit and already have some muscle on your body but the problem is, your six pack abs on your belly isn’t visible?

This youtuber named Scooby gives you the secrets on getting the six pack. All it takes is eating less, and doing lots of cardio everyday to make the six pack visible.

This guy says 60 minutes of cardio a day but I think 30 minutes is good enough for me. To do cardio, you don’t really need to do those cardio machines at the gym. Go outside, get some fresh air to do jogging, jump roping or ride the bike…that’s good cardio to get rid of the fat by exercising outdoors. I hear swimming is good cardio too.

I see those cardio machines in the gym are pretty silly and pointless. I believe those electronic treadmills and electronic bikes in the gym are for lazy people who don’t want to go outside and do that. I started to use those machines at the gym, but the outside workout is better, in my opinion.

I haven’t been going to the gym for the past week. I’m just resting up and not wanting to over do myself. Not too worry, I know bodyweight and dumbell workouts for every body part so I can keep those growing muscles. I don’t really need to go to the gym. I just go for something to do and to get out of the house.

I’ve just started a dumbell collection so I can have some workout equipment of my own. After I complete my dumbell set…I aim to buy a bench press and barbell set next. I am slowly working up to get gym equipment of my own, so I don’t have to pay monthly subscriptions at my local gym in the future.

I will go back to the gym soon depending of my busy work schedule at my day job.

Check out Scooby’s youtube page, it’s very informative and this guy wants to help people. I think Scooby’s page in youtube is the best Fitness information you could look after. I’ve been learning a lot of stuff from this guy’s videos.

Check him out.

Kev

Muscle and Fitness magazine, consider me a subscriber soon!!!

I’ve been reading a lot of “Muscle and Fitness” magazine lately, been buying the issues from the store, now I think I’m going to subscribe. In this month’s issue, has Triple H on the cover.

In this issue, has quite several articles on eating the right foods and taking the right supplements to burn fat, and gain muscle.

In bodybuilding, you don’t really need to plan out a strict nutrition regimen. All your body needs is plenty of protein. Staying away from junk food and eating mostly healthy food for the rest of your life.

Even the magazine says it’s okay to eat junk food once in a while because it’s still important to put some calories in you if you want to get bigger and stronger as well.

To get bigger and stronger, you have to eat a lot. Get any kind of foods that has high protein as much as possible and eating foods with low calories.

Lately, I’ve been staying away from junk food a lot more often. I’ve been eating fruits more often as a snack like bananas, grapefruit, apples. I’ll eat junky snacks for fun only on the weekends now ’cause sometimes I’ll want to eat ice cream and cookies like everybody out there.

Taking in lots of protein helps make the muscle grow a lot faster. M&F magazine recommends “Whey Protein”, I think they call it. I might actually look into “Whey Protein”.

I don’t need a profesional certified trainer to train me like I said before. Trainers are uneccessary, in my opinion. Just teach yourself to train. I’ve been teaching myself bodybuilding by doing a lot of researching and reading.

I don’t plan to become a certified trainer to help other people as a career, that’s not my goal. My goal is to get bigger and stronger, get that bigger physical look like those action movie stars and wrestlers that I look after. I find Fitness as a way to make me a happier person and it’s working. It’s also my way of proving people wrong that I can be a physical person.

The main rule in fitness, just don’t overtrain yourself to death, that won’t give you the results you want. It’s a fact that bodybuilders don’t really train all that much as you think. Most train for 3 to 4 days a week and train for an hour or two for each of those days. You need a few days off rest. You can do bodyweight exercises and cardio every day if you want though, just don’t lift weights every day.

M&F magazine is really good resource and that magazine is part of where I get all the stuff I learn from.

Kev

Brock won’t be using any supplements for bodybuilding…

I have decided that I’m not going to use supplements from stores like GNC at all. I’m going to build muscle, the natural and the real way. Not the fake way like most bodybuilders do. I’m going to get built by keeping it real simple…lifting a lot of weights, doing regular bodyweight exercises, doing cardio workouts, and eating right.

In bodybuilding, you may think all of them have to use supplements, but you don’t need to. Most supplements aren’t really good for your health although they try to make them out to be.

I am noticing that the calf muscles on my left leg is much bigger and tighter than my right one. So I must be doing something wrong with the calf raises at the gym that I’m not putting muscle in both of my legs. So for a while, I’m going to have to start doing calf raises on the right leg only until it evens out on the left leg. Maybe I’ll take pictures of my calves to show you what I mean. As long as my left leg is bigger, that’s an improvement, I would say!

I checked my weight at the gym on the weight scale yesterday and I actually weigh, 155 lbs, not 160. So my weight is not so bad and pretty normal. If you’re not an overweight person like me, it makes muscle building much much easier.

Kev

The simple way of getting the 6 pack abs…

There are 3 simple ways of getting the six pack abs. It may take a long time and hard work to do, but these simple things will do it:

-Exercise the abs, learn the abs exercises like crunches, you must feel the burn, when you feel the burn, and your abs start to feel sore, that means the muscles on your belly is starting to come in.

-Lose weight and kill the fat.

-30 minutes of cardio workouts a day…fast walking, jogging, and the jump rope will be the best exercises for cardio. You don’t really need those high tech and expensive cardio machines at the gym.

I plan to buy a jump rope soon next time I go to the mall, I’ll go to “Dick’s” sporting goods store. I only weigh about 160 lbs, so I guess you can say that I have a little fat on me, I’m not chubby or super huge, I think it’s mostly the muscle on my body that gave me that weight, since I’ve been into this for a long while. My goal is to lose only 10 lbs, hopefully. That’s it, no less than that.

I do plan to start eating right and staying away from the junk food a lot more often. I’ve been doing that more often these days. You must learn how to read those nutritional labels on the back of the food items at the grocery store. If you get the foods with the high proteins, low carbs, and 0 calories, then you’re all set.

I plan to stop drinking soda, and just drink a lot of water mostly. I still do like the taste of soda, but will only drink that on the weekends from now on.

And yes, to those out there that want to lose weight, quit the drinking. Beer and hard liquor doesn’t do it to ya. It is why I gave up the drinking for good. I haven’t had a beer or any alcohol drink in like, over a year and it’s good. If you work out and trying to lose weight, it doesn’t make any sense to me why people still keep drinking beer. If you don’t lose weight and trying to figure out why, that is why, ’cause of your constant drinking.

I am committed into getting into shape and that is my mission.

Kev

Edit to add: Actually, in bodybuilding, I’ve been told that you don’t need to lose weight, you would want to gain more weight if you want to get more muscle strength. You would want to gain muscle weight, not fat weight so I don’t really need to lose the weight if I don’t want to, if I want to gain strong muscle strength.

 This is how all them wrestlers, UFC fighters and action movie stars are able to get so huge. They know how to put a lot of muscle weight on them, not fat weight. You still do a lot of cardio everyday so you can keep those muscles ’cause if you don’t work out, you will lose the muscle. The muscles won’t stay on your body forever, that’s the truth.

Look at Arnold Schwarzenegger, that guy is no longer muscular anymore, he lost the muscle and he’s now fat. Guess being governor took time away from his workout schedule. I’m sure he’ll get back into bodybuilding when he’s done being governor though.

Trying to get massive arms…

When you’re trying to get bigger arms, you can’t just do bicep weight lifting exercises. You also have to do your shoulders, triceps, and the forearms, to get bigger arms. I do want much bigger arms and I’m trying the best I can. I’ve been trying to find information on the internet on how to do forearm weight lifting with regular dumbells and I found a few to add to my workout lists.

Am I doing standup barbell weightlifting or the bench press, yet? No. Not yet. I want to start off doing regular dumbells first, get good doing the dumbells and when I improve, I’ll move on to the standing barbell and the bench presses.

I’m hoping to get bigger arms in the future so I can have some lifting strength. I want to be able to lift heavy things. When doing physical activities in our daily lives like helping people move to a  new house or helping people move heavy things at my day job, I’ll want to be able to do all those things. Be able to help people move heavy furniture or doing physical house work and all that. I’m tired of people having do heavy lifting for me, I’m looking to change that in the future.

I’m not trying to sound like an ego in this fitness thing, I’m just discussion my future goals of what I want to accomplish.

If I ever one day become a house owner, I will start collecting gym equipment to build my own gym, that way I don’t have to bother going to the local gym in town, when I can have my own at home. It’s a dream though.

Kev

Good foods to keep those abs…

This article came up with a great plan to keep your belly flat and keep those six pack you have. If you never want to get fat again, stay away from calories/fatty foods, and eat these most every week…

http://health.yahoo.com/experts/eatthis/33631/6-essential-flat-belly-foods/

Look like I’ll be adding those foods listed in the article above to my grocery shopping list, next time I go.

I’ve been eating more healthier foods more often now. Staying away from junk food and eating more high proteins/low carb stuff.

For snacks, I also eat those healthy protein bars and protein shakes as well. I’ve cut back on soda, and now mostly drinking water/fat free milk. I’m changing my diet plan. It’s important when getting into fitness and all that. You don’t have to eat right while working out if you don’t want to but it is reccomended if you want to be fit and muscular for the rest of your life.

Kev