Sunday, April 23, 2017

I Strained My Hamstrings. What I Learned?

Fitness has always been a part of my life. I have always jogged on and off the treadmill and hit the wrights hard. I tried something different and strained my hamstrings.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Get Rid of Love-Handles

This is a problem that plagues women and men as well, the dreaded muffin top. It seems no matter what you do you can't seem to shrink the sides of your stomach. You have tried a multitude of different stomach exercises but the muffin top persists. Consider this....

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Your How -To Guide For Spotting

This must be one of the simplest things one could do to help their fellow we thought.
So you normally workout by yourself. You are one who puts the headphones on and get in your zone. You have your favorite tunes sounding just right and you knock out every set. Today you want to go a little heavier than usual but you know you will need a spot. What do you do? Do you go right ahead and try to lift the heavier weight with no assistance? Do you disturb some random person's routine to ask for a spot? The audacity!

Actually, it's the safest way to go if you're willing to check your ego for a couple sets. But Carlos, I get annoyed when someone interrupts my routine so why would I do it to someone else? Well, there's a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Wrong way: You spot a potential spotter who's in the middle of a super-set and ask that seemingly annoying question, can you spot me? Of course you may get rejected. They are in a zone. Get out. The right way: You spot a potential spotter who takes time in the mirror after each set. Target lock! Believe me, they have the time. Lets go!

  • As a spotter, your job is to make sure YOUR SPOTEE hits their mark. They should know what that is and tell you ,the spotter,
    what number of reps they're aiming for. 
  • Don't be the hype-man. Your spotee doesn't need the attention and the break in focused. Remember, he pulled you aside because he normally works out alone, most likely to not be disturbed.
  • Ask if your spotee wants a lift-off.  
  • Let your spotee do the lifting. Some spotters have a bad habit of taking the load. You were called over because your spotee wants to LIFT more weight. Let them feel it but d
  • If you have never lifted or have been spotted on the weight in which you are being asked to spot, politely decline assistance. This will avoid possible injury to your spot we and save you embarrassment. 
  • Lastly, if it feels is. Stop it. 
As always, thank you for your time and for putting your health first.