I think we all have a pair of jeans hanging in our closets that we don’t wear but can’t part with. Maybe it’s because you’ve gained some unwanted weight and dream of fitting back into them. Maybe you’ve lost some weight and keep them as a reminder that you never want to fit into them again. Maybe you’ve been naturally thin all your life but have dreamed of having more curves and fitting into a larger size of jeans. Whatever the reason, the common goal is to work towards our goal physique in a healthy and sustainable way.
While I can’t tell you when it was that I first heard it or who told me but there have been several times in my life that I have been told that it’s not entirely what you say that counts, but HOW you say it. I would certainly agree but I would also add that WHEN is just as important as how. Some would even go far as to say that timing is everything.
First and foremost, I’m a lifelong fan of lifting weights, so I’ve had an interest in every endeavor that is intrinsically tied to that. Olympic weightlifting, strongman, powerlifting, arm-wrestling, bodybuilding, etc. My competitive career has been predominantly in powerlifting, but I have also done two strongman competitions (in 2014) and have always wanted to try my hand at bodybuilding. After I was injured in November 2021 while preparing for a powerlifting competition, I knew I wouldn’t be able to do any heavy squatting for a while, so I figured going the bodybuilding route would be a way to feed my competitive drive and take on a new challenge that involved a different style of training and dieting. Just to be clear, I am not done powerlifting.
Everyone wants huge arms. Who doesn't? But, sometimes it could be a glaring weakness in a physique that needs attention. Quite often with guys and girls that lack a muscular connection there, arm training could seem impossible to progress. John Jewett has some suggestions for you.
It’s undeniable that Animal Cuts is one of the best fat burners on the market. The number of awards this product has been given stretches for as far as I can see. Both The Vitamin Shoppe and Bodybuilding.com have awarded Animal Cuts and Cuts Powder as the “Best Thermogenic and Weight Loss Product of the Year,” and for a good reason — it works!
Your physique goal and current training phase can dictate the cardio choices that you might want to set in place. Whether your goal is fat loss, aerobic capacity, health improvement, or you have a sport-specific need, let this be your guide to personalizing your cardio to reach that goal.
Quad injuries suck, but they aren't the end of the road. There is life in the gym and stage after this. Just 19 weeks after a quad tendon rupture, Shawn Smith is back hitting his legs. How? Let him tell you.
IFBB Pro Shawn Smith is absolutely shredded right now. There are no two ways about it. He's just completely peeled, head to toe. His fat burner of choice during this contest prep was Animal Cuts Powder. See how he rates it in his latest article.