I wrote this blog to give tips for beginners in yoga especially for men about what you’ll experience and what you should focus on. This blog is specifically written to help men who are starting with my beginner’s yoga for men program, Guyoga, but it should be equally helpful to anybody who is starting yoga to improve their fitness. (If … Read More
A Comprehensive Account of My 3-Month Bulking Experience & The Results.
It’s been just over 1 month since my “bulking” officially ended, but I feel like I’ve been able to fully digest the bulking process, and I’m ready to share what I hope to be an informative and useful account of my bulking experience with you.
Do you pay attention to the latest training trends? If so, you’ll know at this point that yoga is not considered an esoteric practice. Athletes in professional and collegiate sports do yoga to support mobility and recovery training. Endurance athletes use it to prevent injury and correct imbalances. And weight lifters & functional fitness athletes use it to restore flexibility and recover from their resistance training workouts.
Many of us believe that in order for a workout to be effective that it has to be challenging, intense, and make us sweat. But there is another side of fitness that helps you increase strength, prevent injury, and improve your overall wellness. I’m referring to restorative exercise, which is quite often an overlooked, but quite necessary aspect of fitness that will take your fitness to the next level – especially if you’re not already doing it. Not to mention, it will make your workouts and your overall fitness endeavors a whole lot more enjoyable.
Looking to deepen your yoga practice? You need to go deeper into technique (also known as asana, or the third limb of yoga). Most yoga doesn’t go too far into this aspect of yoga because it’s not what most people want.
At a yoga studio, there is an expectation that you can show up, go through the motions, and leave with a sense of satisfaction that you did something good for yourself, while also relieving stress. Too much instruction is a turn off for many, so most yoga instructors, out of fear of alienating this group of attendees, tend to keep instruction to a minimum.
You know who you are! Weekend Warriors work hard and play hard. On the weekend you’re hiking, working out, running, and doing spartan races. Whatever it is, you’re up for the challenge. But during the week, life gets in the way. Work, family and other obligations make it impossible to go to regular group fitness classes. During the week, you want to make sure you stay strong and do what you can do prevent injury for your weekend workouts, but your time is limited. You also may have this idea that the only type of fitness worth doing is high-impact, intense exercise, when really it’s just one part of exercise.