Useful Links: Part 2
Create healthy habits, not restrictions.
For two months, I posted weekly polls on nutrition and exercise on my Instagram stories, gathered my followers’ responses, then shared my research and own personal view. I saved this collection of bite-sized advice in a highlight called “Fitness Q&As”, and have now edited and converted it into a series of blog posts.
I proudly present to you the first 10 questions!
This week’s topics include:
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
“Full body” and “body part splits” are common terms in the fitness space, used to refer to two different structures for a resistance training program.
In full-body training, you usually perform an exercise for each muscle or muscle group in every session.
Body part splits target specific muscle groups in each workout. Some of the most popular splits are:
This article will cover the rationale for full-body training and split training; pros and cons of both; and some tips on how to choose the structure that will benefit you the most.
Bodybuilding saved my life because I overcame the nerd stage. I got picked on. I was fascinated with power, and then I decided to take that direction because I knew that would make me feel good about myself.
This post was originally published on the Trans Can Sport blog.
Growing up, I couldn’t connect with either fitness or my gender identity.
I was an overweight teenager, who thought exercise was a means to lose weight and “eating healthy” meant “eating less”.
I would look in the mirror and all I could see was rolls of flesh in the wrong places. I would go to PE class and all I could hear were my peers’ jeers and jabs at my chubby shape.
I hated to look at myself and I hated physical activity. So I never actually got to know my own body. And, when I did, it was in the most self-destructive, hateful way possible.
I have always been an ambitious person. When I set myself a goal, I pursue it to the end of the earth. At 15, I made myself a promise: I would lose my excess weight.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
How long have you been tiptoeing around the idea of getting fit and healthy?
How many times have you been put off by the amount of contradictory information available on the internet?
How many times have you felt your knowledge was inadequate for you to make progress, so you never got started?
You aren’t alone. Countless people may not have easy access to a personal trainer or an online coach, so they postpone their fitness journey indefinitely because they feel like they lack the knowledge and confidence to do it properly.
I’m not going to lie. This article isn’t a substitute for a personal trainer’s expertise. No random piece of writing on the internet is, regardless of what the title might tell you.
Nevertheless, I’m going to do my best to offer you a couple of tips to get you started on the path of building healthier habits around training and nutrition.
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