The Four Hour Body

Tim Ferriss has brought us another four hour book, originally stemming from his four hour work week. In the Four Hour Body, Tim gives us first-hand fitness experiences and self-experimentation to come up with his slo-carb diet.

Rogue Do Win 2012 Weightlifting Shoes

The Rogue 2012 weightlifting shoes, called the Rogue Do Win, are shoes designed specifically for olympic weightlifting.  These weightlifting shoes will help with stability during lifting and support that you cannot get from your normal tennis shoes.  They’ll also help you prevent injury while lifting due to improper leg stability.  Not only will they help you become more durable, but they are durable shoes themselves and should last several years assuming you take proper care of them.

November 2012 Supplement Stack

As of November 2012, this is the supplement stack that I recommend for maximum muscle growth and strength gains. I’ve broken down the price into cost per day so you can get an idea of what you will be putting into your body and how much it is costing you on a daily basis. It is really not all that expensive when you consider how much less food you’ll be eating because you are supplementing instead.

Ideal eating schedule for muscle

The most important aspect to fitness is your eating habits.  How do you establish ideal eating habits?  You need an eating schedule with go-to foods and supplementation. If you look at what you are currently eating, you’ll probably find out you eat almost the same thing every day except for lunch and dinner.  And for me, honestly I usually eat leftover dinner for lunch the next day.

Jack3d Product Review

Jack3d is one of the most popular pre-workout supplements.   It will help you get pumped up before and during your workout and increase your muscle pumps while allowing you to workout harder and longer.  Consequently, assuming you’re eating and supplementing correctly and have a well-balanced workout routine, you’ll see strength gains and size.

Nautilus U514 Upright Exercise Bike

The Nautilus U514 is an exercise bike designed for home gym use.  It contains adjustable resistance levels, heart rate monitor, and customizable workouts based on resistance or heart rate.

Schwinn 150 Upright Exercise Bike

The Schwinn 150 is an upright exercise bike that is designed for home gym use.  It contains adjustable resistance levels, heart rate monitor, and customizable workouts based on resistance or heart rate.  The LCD display shows the user time, interval time, RPM, watts, distance, pulse, speed, calories, resistance level, course profile.

What kind of Indoor Bike Trainer should I get?

I like to do indoor interval training in the morning before work, unfortunately, living in Iowa, biking outside is a bit cold in the winter time. Bike intervals are essential to my weight lifting program, as I need that extra cardio to burn fat and increase blood flow to actually recover faster.  May sound counter intuitive, train more to recover faster, but it is true.  Getting the blood cycled through your muscles and circulating will help your weight lifting gains.

Controlled Labs Orange Triad Multivitamin Product Review

Orange Triad is a high-end sports nutrition multivitamin.  Similar to the Anavite vitamins, these are in chelated form which helps them digest so you can get the most out of your multivitamin. Instead of taking the performance route like the Anavite vitamin, Orange Triad goes for the long-term route of including digestion and joint complexes in a multivitamin.

Gaspari Nutrition Anavite Multivitamin Product Review

Anavite is a high-end sports nutrition multivitamin.  The vitamins are in chelated form which helps them digest so you can get the most out of your multivitamin. The carnatine and the beta alanine are the endurance and performance boosters that are contained within Anvite.  Don’t expect them to boost performance like a pre-workout substance or creatine, but nonetheless, they will help.