Life lessons from bodybuilders ‘Getting comfortable with discomfort helps you grow as a person. It teaches you grace under pressure and toughens you up against adversity and problems in life.’ Bodybuilding, which has evolved into a modern-day fitness regimen, is getting more and more popular. Considered an extreme sport, bodybuilding requires rigorous daily training, a strict diet, and depleting to insanely low body fat and water percentages. It really isn’t for everyone. Whether you plan to get into bodybuilding or not, there’s no denying its immense impact on modern-day fitness and culture. Bodybuilding helped shape the fitness movement, and, from gyms being rare finds decades ago, you can now find a gym in almost every condominium, hotel and mall. Bodybuilders are among the most disciplined athletes there are. There is so much we can learn from them that we can apply to training and everyday life. Here are life … [Read more...] about Life lessons from bodybuilders
Eating for muscle gain and fat loss
The baby fat is gone…for good, hopefully! “I worked hard for it,” Alden Richards, who stands 5'11”, told Conversations in an exclusive interview. He looks good and feels better, on and off screen. The big “loss” is very visible in Hello, Love, Goodbye, Alden’s much-talked-about and eagerly-awaited team-up with Kathryn Bernardo (should we call them KathDen or AlKath for short?), and even more so in AxA, Alden’s project with designer Avel Bacudio (good friends from way, way back) who designed limited edition clothes just like what he did with Matteo Guidicelli. with good friend Avel Bacudio Alden shed those unwanted (unbecoming) pounds for both his movie with Kathryn and AxA. In the movie directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and shot entirely in Hong Kong, Alden and Kathryn submerged themselves in their characters as OFWs after not just talking with our kababayan in Hong Kong but actually “moonlighting” in places of work (Alden as a … [Read more...] about Alden minus 25 lbs.
Every time you reply, "Chinchai" (that ubiquitous Hokkien phrase for “anything will do”) whenever someone asks you what you want for lunch or dinner, you’re saying yes to weight gain, said Joan Liew, a professional bodybuilder and fitness coach, who recently launched the book The Skinny Sumo Wrestler. “That’s because you’re not putting any thought into the food that you feed yourself with,” said Liew.The lack of time and options is no excuse either. Although “schedules and lifestyles differ for people from different professions”, the one common thing we all have control over is what we eat, she said.“Putting a bit more effort into planning your meals – when to eat, where you will be, what the food stalls or restaurants in the area are, and what kind of food is sold – can help you avoid being stuck in a situation where you have no choice but to eat what’s available,” she said.Another … [Read more...] about Eat carbs and still lose weight, says professional bodybuilder in new book