Monday, September 05, 2011

Fitness QnA

Today's training for me was meathead upper body. Decent results. The weight room was filled with women over 60 doing squats, RDLs, and incline press. All wearing Ipods too. Pretty cool to see them training so hard and stylin' it up.

I did a QnA session on the TT Facebook page today, here were some of the best questions:

Q: What is a safe alternative to overhead presses?

If someone did dumbbell incline presses and a lot of wide grip rows, they'd build nice shoulders. But more importantly, see a good muscle therapist to fix the issue

Q:what's your approach to skinny-fat trainees??

In most cases, build muscle. Use metabolic resistance training workouts to build muscle and burn fat at the same time.

Q: Exercises to avoid for building too much shoulder muscle on females?

Shoulder exercises...and just avoid doing a lot of exercises. Building muscle is about volume (of both exercise, weight, and food). Don't train like a bodybuilder or eat like one.

Q: I'm 170 lbs @ 5'10 with a 35" waist which I'm trying to get rid of but 1800 calories a day doesn't seem to be working despite three workouts a week and plenty of walking. Is it worth dropping to 1500 calories or lower?

I think there is something wrong with your calorie counting. 1800 per day is really low for a man and should be working. I wouldn't recommend dropping lower.

And today's fat loss resource:

Don't forget this very important lesson during your Transformation ... one is more important than the other.

- The Classic Diet vs Exercise

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures. - Vince Lombardi

By adhering to a strong honest philosophy, you will remain guiltless, blameless, independent and maintain control over your life. Without a sound philosophy, your life will eventually crumble. – Kekich Credo #39

Today's Independence Tip:
A free video on building a website business

- How to build your business

Let's go,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS, CTT
Metabolic Resistance Training

PS - "Consistently and constantly force yourself to focus on the 'critically few' proactive activities that produce exponential results. Don't get caught up in the minutia." – Yanik Silver

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