Good training shoes!

If you ever get to the point where you want to invest in some training shoes, don't buy overpriced shoes. Get a pair of:

Chuck Taylor Converse All Stars
The benefits are clear:
-Flat sole
-Looks good to almost everything

The chucks are affordable and provide stability for the whole foot, but the best part about chucks is the absolute thin flat sole. The only better thing than working out in chucks is working out barefoot. You will look for a flat sole to get a better feeling to the ground while doing excercises like squats and deadlifts.

This boots are getting used since a long time in bodybuilding and powerlifting circles, because of their benefits. Sure you could invest in some 250$ lifting shoes, or invest 80$ in a shoe that provides the same features.


Aesthethic over Function?

It's often discussed if aesthethic training provides a better trained body than functional training, the difference between those training ways are the repititions and the weight lifted. Also the excercises are different since most of the weightlifters won't curl every workout.

But why would you prefer an aesthetic training over an functional training if you can also reach good resulst on a functional routine, while building strength at the same time.

For example:

This is Dave Gulledge, after an injury he started to go on a cut to reduce his bodyfat, resulting in this well trained body.


Favorite Training Meals

CTo give some suggestions on training meals, and on proper diet I would suggest my favorite training meals.

Basically it's high in protein but low in carb.

Chicken Breast, delicious and easy to cook. High in protein and cheap too. Everyone if training or not should eat this often.

Suggestion: Grab some spice and hot sauce so it won't taste the same everytime.

A burger, yes. It's basically a nice meal because you can eat veggies, a nice piece of meat and bread at the same time. The problem with burgers is that basically the shit you get a Mc Donalds won't satisfy your body with things it needs for a proper nutrition.
Suggestion: Grab some nice beef burgerpattys, beef is high in protein.

Oats, the mother of proper diet. Oats are high in fibers and provide much protein, also they are able to be combinated in many ways. Look for some recipes on the internet, or just eat them raw with milk.

Suggestion: If you want to flavor your oats use flavored proteinpowder.

Cottage cheese, the perfect snack. The amount of protein per serving is very high for a snack and also it tastes good. If you don't like cottage cheese, I'd suggest to man up, because this snack is the bomb.

Suggestion: If you can't the taste of cottage cheese, try to sweaten it (Honey) or to spice it up (Pepper).

I would also suggest supplements, for example Fish Oil Capsules, they contain a load of Omega-3 which can only be found in fish. It's a cheap alternative to eating fish. I would not suggest medicine, or steroids. If you think you progress too slowly maybe, but in the first 2 years, stay natural. It's the best thing you can do for your body.


A typical day in the gym

Today I want to tell you guys about a typical day in the gym. About my typical day in the gym.

First of all it starts with a good morning, a good morning looks like this:
Wake up due to the beautifu smell of eggs or pancakes my girlfriend made me in the morning. So I eat this perfect breakfast and drink my first proteinshake. I pack my bag, grab my bike, get a nice kiss and ride out of the house.

It should be 11:00am by now and I'm hitting the lockers. Grad my preworkout snack usually a banana, or some cottage cheese. Strap my shoes and get into the lifting room. Usually my gymbuddy is already training, so I simply work in. The casual: Squats.

We are always doing heavy single repitions, my current max weight is 220kg and I'm still working on it. After my singles I get to the deadlift section of my gym and load up the bar, first five repitions, then three, then one heavy single. 270kg, my single weight.

I'm doing some aesthetic work after that, hammercurls, weighted chinups and dips.

After my workout I take my creatine another protein shake and eat a banana. I'll change my clothing get my bike and ride back home.

Sometimes I'll get a massage afterwards which would make a typical day a perfect day.


Motivation: What motivates you to keep on doing what you are doing?

I was wondering what motivates you to go further and further, no matter if it's running, climbing, lifting, gaming.  Leave a comment bellow.



The Bench Press: Explanation and Information
"The bench press is an exercise of the upper body. For bodybuilding purposes, it is used to strengthen the pectorals, deltoids, and triceps. While on his or her back, the person performing the bench press lowers a weight to the level of the chest, then pushes it back up until the arm is straight without locking the elbows. The exercise focuses on the development of the pectoralis major muscle as well as other supporting muscles including the anterior deltoids, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis, scapulae fixers, trapezii, and the triceps. The bench press is one of the three lifts in the sport of powerlifting and is used extensively in weight training, bodybuilding, and other types of fitness training to develop the chest."

2 Videos explaining the basic setup of the bench press and the most common mistakes. Work on your form, and you will be able to lift heavy soon!


The Deadlift: Explanation and Information
"The deadlift is a weight training exercise where one lifts a loaded barbell (or, in the case of the trapbar deadlift, a loaded trapbar) off the ground from a stabilized bent-over position. It is one of the three gauges of powerlifting, and is an exercise for overall body development."

2 Videos explaining the setup of the deadlift. Work on your form, and you will be able to lift heavy soon!