Training for my First Powerlifting Meet: 5 Weeks Out

The reason that this post is late is because I found out three weeks ago that I had been put on the waitlist for the meet I wanted to compete in. I’m not going to lie and say that I was upset about it because that was an understatement. I was distraught for the firstContinue reading “Training for my First Powerlifting Meet: 5 Weeks Out”

Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 6 Weeks Out

This week’s training week started on a higher note than last week. That mental shift and reset was all I needed to get back into gear with regards to training, nutrition and my overall well-being. In fitness, we tend to focus more on the physical aspect of things and push the mental side on theContinue reading “Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 6 Weeks Out”

Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 7 Weeks Out

I’m a week behind with this series so I will be releasing week 6 thoughts on Saturday. You’ll get three posts this week and next week back to normal scheduling of two posts a week. Week 7 was really tough for me both mentally and emotionally. I had moments of self-doubt and defeats in termsContinue reading “Training for My First Powerlifting Meet: 7 Weeks Out”

Training For My First Powerlifting Meet: 8 Weeks Out

I’m starting a new series on this blog for the next eight weeks to document my journey to my first powerlifting meet. For those of you who don’t know what powerlifting is, it is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three main lifts –  back squat, bench and deadliftContinue reading “Training For My First Powerlifting Meet: 8 Weeks Out”

4 Reasons Why You Should Start Working Out

We are all aware that working out is important for several reasons such as maintaining health, keeping fit and weight control management, but do you know why it is important? I’m sharing four reasons why it is important to start working out today. Posture Working out regularly can help fix the most common posture problems.Continue reading “4 Reasons Why You Should Start Working Out”

What is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)?

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours or days after doing a strenuous or an unaccustomed exercise. The duration of DOMS depends on each individual but it usually peaks around the 48 hour mark after training that specific body part. Every lifter and athlete experience DOMS at oneContinue reading “What is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)?”

Summertime: 5 Ways to Stay Fit

It is a beautiful day to be grateful! I hope you are enjoying the first few days of summer.  🌞 Summer is the season where most people feel stagnant or drop their fitness goals due to the holidays, the weather and more. Most people do not want to be inside during BBQ season. I can understandContinue reading “Summertime: 5 Ways to Stay Fit”

How To Get More Confident In The Gym?

Do you ever get nervous or uncomfortable at your local gym sometimes or in a new gym environment? Feeling uncomfortable in the gym is something that everyone goes through a few times than they would like to. It is something absolutely normal! I feel uncomfortable and nervous there too! I actually felt that way yesterday.Continue reading “How To Get More Confident In The Gym?”

Progressive Overload: The How-To & 4 Methods

Bringing a training-related post that has helped me grow in the last year. My training programme focuses on strength & hypertrophy (gaining muscle) by incorporating progressive overload. What is it? 🤔 Progressive overload is the gradual increase of stress placed upon the body during exercise. In order to get bigger and stronger, you have toContinue reading “Progressive Overload: The How-To & 4 Methods”

Creating a Lifestyle Change

And just like that 2017 is over. Happy New Year friends and happy 2018 to you all!! May this year will be filled with blessings and prosperity. January is that time of the year where the motivation is high, goals are slapped on various pieces of paper and we throw ourselves into the deep endContinue reading “Creating a Lifestyle Change”