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Old 30-07-2017, 05:16 PM   #61
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While many start out strong at the beginning of a journey, few complete the mission unscathed, and even fewer complete it at all.

Remember why you started this journey. It's about pursuant offense, not worrisome defense.
Remember that your efforts are enough and that they are worth it.

Suffering is temporary, results are eternal.


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Old 13-08-2017, 02:42 PM   #62
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Mechanisms for Muscle

There are two primary mechanisms to gain muscle:
1.Mechanical tension
2.Metabolic stress


1. Mechanical Tension

Sometimes when you're lifting heavy weights, you might feel like a muscle is about to rip off a bone. This is mechanical tension. If you place tension on a muscle by stretching it passively (without letting it contract), the source of tension is called passive elastic tension.

If you place tension on a muscle by flexing it as hard as possible through an isometric contraction, the source of tension is known as active tension.

When you lift weights through a full range of motion, the muscles are placed under a combination of passive and active tension because they're being stretched while being activated.

Research shows that dynamic movements are superior to both stretching and isometrics for hypertrophic gains, so tension alone won't deliver maximum muscle growth. Tension through a full range of motion is what builds maximum muscle.

Furthermore, time under tension (TUT) is another important factor to consider. Performing one maximal contraction once every two weeks will not yield maximal hypertrophic gains – it's just not enough of a stimulus to optimize anabolic processes. The muscles need ample signaling to grow larger.


2. Metabolic Stress

Think about the feeling you get when you know you're really targeting a muscle – that burning sensation you elicit and the pump that you achieve.

Metabolic stress is brought about by several factors, including:

•The occlusion of veins by persistent muscle contractions, which prevents blood from escaping.
•The hypoxia or lack of oxygen supply in the muscles due to the trapping of blood.
•The build-up of metabolic byproducts such as lactate and the increased hormonal surge.
•The cell swelling or "pump" of the muscles, also due to the pooling of blood.

These factors aid in building muscle and are synergistic with tension and progressive overload.


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Old 02-09-2017, 07:50 PM   #63
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The Mental Edge

Overcoming obstacles all comes down to Heart. It's not about genetics or gifts or limitations.

You can overcome nearly any obstacle if you just believe you can. But before you see changes to the physical, you must reprogram yourself mentally.

Develop a mental edge - then and only then you will proceed with confident progressions.



36 pull ups, 84 push ups,
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:05 PM   #64
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Ways to stick to your training routine

Setting goals, engaging a trainer or getting a buddy,
all help you stay the course.


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Old 29-09-2017, 12:59 PM   #65
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Passion over Destiny


The outcome lies not in the cards, but rather in your hands. You & you alone are the author of your own destiny. It is you who ducks under the squat bar when the gym is empty. It is you who can proudly look into the mirror knowing that you are the one behind your success. Passion, not destiny, is what keeps you going when you have the desire and heart to continue on, but not necessarily the reserves.



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Old 16-10-2017, 04:08 PM   #66
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Motivation to do anything comes in two forms: push or pull.

Push

Push is generally about the avoidance of pain. It’s the “away from” side of the motivational spectrum.” You’re actively pushing yourself away from either a source of current pain or the perception of an anticipated pain.

So, if you’re overweight and feeling bad about it, stressed and suffering, unable to do what you want because of bodily pain, are in a bad relationship or a bad job, every day brings with it the experience of current, realized pain. You don’t need to be reminded of it, it’s there with you every step. And this can be a powerful motivation, it can push you to act to remove the pain.

The quest to remove a current pain can be an incredibly powerful push toward action. But there’s a downside…

Once the pain’s removed, the motivation usually goes away. Because it moves you from wanting to remove a current pain over to wanting not to experience or re-experience a future pain. It moves you from the quest for a cure to the quest for prevention. All you have to do is look at the lifestyle behaviors of the vast majority of people and the mountain of marketing research from healthcare and pharmaceutical providers to know that people respond far more aggressively to the quest to cure a current pain than they do to the quest to prevent a future one.

Preventative action, beyond teeth-brushing, is and always will be a brutally hard sell.

It’s just the way we’re wired. Even after major health incidents, most people revert to the behaviors that led to the incidents. Not all, but most.

So, the “proactive” push away from a potential future pain is an extremely weak source of motivation. And, though powerful, the push away from a current pain is a strong motivator, but it’s “reactive” motivation – it doesn’t kick in until things get pretty bad. And it generally goes away as soon as enough of the pain goes away.


Pull

Pull-based motivation is about tapping the desire to achieve something.

It’s about establishing a quest and taking action not to remove a current pain, but to bring yourself closer to a deeply desired end. Maybe it’s completing a marathon or learning to play guitar. Could be hiking the Appalachian Trail or building a business that changes not only your life, but the lives of the thousands of people it serves. Maybe it’s becoming a chess master or creating a stunning collection of paintings. Maybe you just want to solve a big honking problem or make something insanely cool, because those are activities and pursuits that fill you up.

Pull is about activities and meaningful quests that, by their very existence, inspire action in the name of coming closer to the object of the quest. And the beautiful thing about setting pull-oriented motivational drivers is that they can be long-term, they can have intermediate benchmarks that serve our emotional need for intermittent reinforcement. And, once completed, they can either expand to create a new source of pull to an even cooler place. Or a new quest with an even stronger sense of pull that builds around the foundation of habits and actions laid in the prior quest can be set in motion.

Plus, done not from a place of blind ambition, but rather a sense of presence, engagement and joy, the mere experience of moving along the “pull-spectrum,” regardless of whether you actually hit the quest you’re working toward, can be immensely rewarding.



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Old 03-11-2017, 06:08 PM   #67
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You dream. You plan. You reach.
There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes.

But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you,
there are no limits.


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Old 17-11-2017, 06:17 PM   #68
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Pull Up
exhale as you pull-up, inhale as you get ready to go again.

You'll naturally experience an increase in abdominal pressure when doing a pull-up. That's why you should exhale during the pulling up phase of the exercise. Exhaling reduces the pressure.

Don't underestimate the role your abs play in pulling yourself up and over the bar. They stabilize your center, are the powerhouse from which all your other muscles get their strength and support your breathing. You could easily overwork them during a tough upper-body session and actually pull a muscle in your abs.

Warnings
If the pain is sharp and severe or lower in your groin, see a doctor immediately. It could be a hernia or muscle tear that needs medical attention. Additionally, the pain in your abdomen might just coincidentally occur during your pull-up set, but indicate another serious liver or gall bladder condition.


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