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Follow The Leader or Become The Leader?

It's a brand new start to a brand new week. For most people who take the weekends off to rest and relax with their friends and family the start of a new week also brings a start to a new workout week. Mondays for example are usually known throughout the bodybuilding community as "International Chest Day" because it seems as if every single fitness enthusiast (especially men) are all lined up waiting to use the bench press or are taking turns using the cables to do their cable crossovers. The typical chest routine I always see people doing will start with a flat barbell bench press, followed by an incline dumbbell press and then finishing off with some type of flying movement using either the cables or the famous pec dec machine (which by the way I never use when training chest). The typical rep range that most people will feel comfortable with during their workout is usually/always 8-15 reps (no more or no less). Oh and I notice that generally most/all people tend to always start with lighter weights on every single exercise and gradually pyramid/increase their weights up for each ascending set. So there you have it. That's weight training in a nut shell......

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Let’s Talk About Sex!

Leg cramps, problems catching your breath, overall fatigue, dehydration - all of these things can happen during sex. On top of these issues, you might find yourself in the midst of passion when suddenly the thought of your jiggly bits (the parts of your body that you don't like) pop into your head. Maybe to make matters even worse, you realize the position you are in might not be so flattering to your physique from your partner's perspective. You become so self conscious of your body that you no longer enjoy sex. In fact, perhaps now you even fear it.

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Do You Have Reason?

"The things you take for granted, someone else is praying for"

The other day I had a client approach me at the end of our group class session and ask me point blank - "Why do we do this to ourselves?". Now I understood by the tone of his voice and the smirk on his face along with the fact that he was drenched in sweat that he was ofcourse just kidding around, however the question is one that I've often wondered to myself on many occasions. I mean seriously, why do we do this to ourselves? Who in their right mind takes time out of their day to go to a place where they are forced beyond their limits to pure exhaustion both mentally and physically? Working out can be painful, tiring and even quite repetitive at times. So why do it?

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How Much Do You Weigh?

I've always found it fascinating how as a society we have become so obsessed with using the scale when it comes to evaluating whether or not we are making progress with our training in the gym. Granted the scale can be a useful tool when used in a correct manner but I just don't understand how one little number can dictate a person's results with their own physique when there are so many other contributing factors that need to be taken into consideration. And yet, I continue to see the same people weigh themselves on a daily basis. I wonder what they are expecting to see. I mean can your body weight really fluctuate that much in one day? And if it does go up or down by 2-3 pounds what does that exactly mean? Let's find out!

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