Author: Gymaholic

Hard work will always be rewarded. #IAmAGymaho…

Hard work will always be rewarded. #IAmAGymaholic

Lianna wearing the Gymaholic Stringer and Leggings.

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When my friends ask me to skip leg day

When my friends ask me to skip leg day

To go to a random event.

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One day or day one

One day or day one

Change your mindset.

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gymaaholic: Starting this lifestyle may seem c…

gymaaholic:

Starting this lifestyle may seem complicated at first, but it doesn’t have to be.

Here are a few tips to help you start your fitness journey and how to maintain it:

https://www.gymaholic.co/articles/tips-to-start-your-fitness-journey

If you want to teach yourself one simple and v…

If you want to teach yourself one simple and valuable thing, teach yourself patience. #IAmAGymaholic

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When someone asks me what I usually do on my f…

When someone asks me what I usually do on my free time

Lift heavy weights and eat way more than I can handle.

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It doesn’t matter how “optimal” your plan is

It doesn’t matter how “optimal” your plan is

If it’s not sustainable.

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What’s your take on the 30 day challenge…

What’s your take on the 30 day challenge? Like abs everyday for 30 days

It can be good to start. They are challenging and they usually produce great results for beginners.

But if you have been training for quite some time, you will notice three things:

– Compound vs Isolation: these challenges usually only train one body part “30 days butt challenge”, “15 days abs challenge”… which mainly focuses on isolation exercises. However, if you want to achieve great results you will need to add compound exercises to your routine such as Squat, Overhead Press, Bench Press. They activate more muscles and provide the best results.

– Rest: muscles need to recover if you want them to grow. It’s highly recommended to rest a muscle 48 hours before training it again. For example train abs Monday then train them on Wednesday.

– Progressive Overload: even though the challenges become harder and harder as the days pass by. You’re missing out on one very important part of training, which is progressive overload. The concept is simple, your body adapts to any kind of training you put it through. Therefore, you will progress less and less if you do the same workouts with the same volume (weight x reps x sets). To keep progressing, you will need to increase your volume which can be done by adding more sets, or more reps or more weights. For these challenges, they tend to only manipulate the weights and reps. However, when you do that many reps you will be more likely to work on your endurance instead of building muscles. This is why people tend to increase the weight first before adding more reps/sets.

The bottom line is: you can try it if you want to challenge yourself, but you would potentially get more results if you trained more muscle groups by doing a solid workout routine such as: push / pull / legs. It all depends on your goals and your schedule.

It’s a long answer for a quick question, but I hope it will help you decide wisely.

More info on Volume, Intensity and Frequency:

https://www.gymaholic.co/articles/how-to-build-a-workout-routine

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Your journey is unique, stop comparing it to s…

Your journey is unique, stop comparing it to someone else’s. #IAmAGymaholic

Emily wearing the Gymaholic Hat, Stringer and Leggings.

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When men see a girl squatting

When men see a girl squatting

135 lbs for reps with great form.

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