Fitness during the Holidays

December 9, 2012 by · Comments Off on Fitness during the Holidays
Filed under: Literature, Regimen 

How did you train during Thanksgiving? How will you exercise during X-mas? Here is an excerpt from Adam Bornstein’s post, Holidays and Fitness:

A healthy life is one that doesn’t restrict or prevent you from being a part of the aspects of life that you enjoy most. Now, some of those behaviors might need moderation. Whether it’s drinking, cursing, or eating, you need control and you’ll need to make sacrifices. But there is a time and a place for everything. And I’m a firm believer that any plan that is too strict for you to “cheat” a little on Thanksgiving—or any holiday, is probably the wrong program. (Of course, if you have a health condition this is a different story.)

Make time for the holidays and make celebrating those days a priority, in the same way that you prioritize your body and fitness.

(, November 21, 2012.)

On a related post, here some points from Jim Smith’s post, What I’ve Learned from Arnold:

If you want to make the most out of your 24 hours, then look no further than Arnold’s 6 Secrets to Success. These 6 secrets will change how you live your life and give you direction. If you choose to believe that they are too hard, or that they’ll never work, then they won’t. Forget Nightingale’s strangest secret, there is NO secret. If you’re not willing to work hard, then you don’t deserve to be successful. Stop looking for a hand out and start looking for the work that defines your life and your passion.

(, August 20, 2012.)

High Intensity Workout Routine

October 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Regimen 

Here is a funny and instructive video from Dave Durell’s High Intensity Nation:

“Dude, You Train Like a Girl”

Here is an excerpt from David Durell’s story page and his High Intensity Muscle Building program:

Then I started noticing articles in the bodybuilding magazines about a new guy on the scene named Mike Mentzer. In addition to having an unbelievable physique, he was gaining notoriety for having a training system that was radically different than what everyone else was doing. His program was only 45 minutes a day, 4 days a week, but performed with a very high level of intensity. For me at that time, reading his articles was like a breath of fresh air! He backed up his techniques with a logical, well thought-out rationale that made perfect sense to me and reflected my own frustrating training experiences. I decided to buy his mail-order course and follow his program to the letter. I did exactly that and got into the best shape of my life, gaining 16 pounds of muscle in 16 weeks, while getting my body fat under 7 percent!


Related post, The Wisdom of Mike Mentzer.

Fitness Regimens by The Expendables 2 Actors

October 22, 2012 by · Comments Off on Fitness Regimens by The Expendables 2 Actors
Filed under: Regimen 

Here is an excerpt from the post, The Best of ‘The Expendables 2’ Cast Press Junket:

Statham on his fitness regimen: “It’s a state of mind, really. If you can be good with your diet, that’s the first point, and then the rest comes easy–the exercising, the commitment.”

Stallone on staying fit at 66: “It’s going lighter and more scientific and using the equipment they’re actually using with Olympians today and plyometrics. It’s more fun than the regular iron game.”

Schwarzenegger on his fitness regimen: “I come much more from the old school. I believe in reps and to just do it every day. I do the same exercises I did 50 years ago and they still work. I eat the same food I did 50 years ago and it still works. I’m addicted to exercising. I have to do it every day … But it is tougher as you get older. Your metabolism slows down, your muscles don’t respond exactly the same way anymore. When you do action scenes and fight scenes and run around you take longer to recuperate.”

(, August 2012.)


Listen to The Expendables 2 Full Press Conference on YouTube.

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