strength training

Balance Cardio, Strength and Flexibility

February 25, 2013

This is a guest post by Lexi. It is important to balance cardio, strength and flexibility in your fitness routine, as you want every part of your body to be healthy and working at it’s full potential. Most people, especially men, tend to focus on strength training, and not realize the many benefits that yoga [...]


How to Build Muscle Mass

May 27, 2012
muscle mass

This is a guest post by Payton Price. Getting healthy and staying that way is something that many people strive for. The best way to do that is to eat right and get plenty of exercise. Although losing a few pounds is a priority for some people, others would like to add weight for a [...]

Big Lifts For Big Fat Loss

December 11, 2011
Weight training

This is a guest post by Aaron McCloud. Why lift weights for weight loss? And if you are lifting, how can you maximize your fat burning? In two words: Work Hard! Aside from the general rule that hard work produces better results that easy work, here’s why you should seriously consider weight training for fat [...]

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Strength Train or Die Fat

March 24, 2010
Woman Strength Training

This is a guest post by Dr. Kal from Dr. Kal’s Weight Loss Tips. Photo credit: Adifansnet After reading You: On A Diet by Dr Oz and learning more about the dangers of belly fat, I have changed my focus. Instead of focusing on losing weight, I began to focus on losing waist. Now, on [...]


Arms of Jello

May 5, 2008

I lifted weights this morning for the first time in almost two months and for only the second time since February 12th. Forcing myself to get up at 4:00am to workout wasn’t easy, but it is a habit I just have to get back into - I don’t have the luxury of being able to [...]


A Good Start to the Week

March 17, 2008

I kicked off the first day of my first full week back in the weight loss program saddle with a 30 minute cardio session before work. Since I usually leave for work before 6:00am that means I got up early and hit the treadmill for 30 minutes. That’s a good sign of my renewed committment. [...]


No More Rusty Dumbells

February 7, 2008

My three largest dumbells are 25, 35 and 45 pounds.  When I started this weight loss journey back in August I already had a small set of rarely used dumbells ranging in size from 5 to 25 pounds.  You will notice that the 25 pound one looks rusty.  That’s because it is.  I bought these [...]


Weekly Update - 1/20/2008

January 20, 2008

Diet starting weight: 295 Week starting weight: 264 Today’s weight: 263 Week weight loss: 1 lbs Total weight lost: 32 lbs OK so I was a wee too optimistic last Sunday when I wrote I thought I could get to 259 this week.  I didn’t see less than 263 on the scale all week.  I lost a [...]


Tightening Up My Strength Training Routine

December 24, 2007

Adding a morning strength training routine to my daily schedule has been one of the best things I have done over the last five months of my journey from fat to fit.  It’s also been one of the most challenging.  Because of my travel and work schedule I was already getting up early in the [...]


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