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I Like to Lift Heavy Things

I like to lift heavy things. There is nothing like a good workout to make you feel energized and full of life. Every time I go to the gym I am glad that I went. Getting there is another story. Sometimes I have to find excuses to go. It makes no sense because I am all about self-empowerment and what is more empowering that taking control of your body?I like to lift heavy things

So I go to the gym because I like to lift heavy things. I want to take control of my body as I do my mind. I want to build my body in the image of my mind. I want to take control in every aspect of my life. Many people want to take control of their life. They want to set the standards for how their life will look. They want to make the rules for their money and career. They even focus on eating healthier and health in general but they often forget this one need. Your body is as important as your mind. Your body needs to be activated and challenged just as your mind does. Healthy eating is not enough. Exercise once in a while is not enough. You need to push yourself past your comfort zone on a regular basis. Continue reading I Like to Lift Heavy Things

No Time for the Gym? 3 Easy Workouts

No time for the gym? 3 Easy ways to work out.

Many of us plan to go to the gym on any given day. We get our gym bag ready and plan to go at lunch time or after work, and then life gets in the way. Sometimes it is not possible to get to the gym so here are 3 easy ways to still get a work out in.lunges - No time for the gym? 3 Easy ways to work out.

Do some reps up and down the stairs. That’s right. I do this at least once a week.

It is the same as using the stair master at the gym only, you are actually climbing up and down the stairs. You can do this in the building that you work at during your lunch break or at your home or apartment building or anywhere you can have quick and easy access to the stairs. You can do a vigorous work out with sets. Go up and down a flight of stairs a few times each set with 15 – 30 second breaks between sets. Try to do 5 – 6 sets per workout. You will feel your legs burning when you are done and your heart rate will be accelerated. Make sure you cool down after and always stretch before you start.push ups - No time for the gym? 3 Easy ways to work out

Push ups and planks. These are great supplements for the gym and will work many muscles in your body at the same time.

You don’t need a lot of space and you can do these anytime. I often do theses will I watch something on TV. During each commercial break I will do some planks and push ups. I try to do 100 during a 30 minute show. You can also do them in the morning before you start your day or at night but not before bed. If you are doing them in the evening make sure you do them at least 2 hrs before you plan to go to bed.

Lift some heavy house hold items. You can do squats and curls with chairs.

Fill a laundry basket with some heavy books and do various strength building and toning exercises. I even do the chair technique when I am staying at hotels. Sometime the schedule is too tight to use the workout area in the hotel so I do some of these in the morning before I hit the shower.

Doing a mix of all three can give you a great full body workout for those hectic weeks when you can’t make it to the gym. Make sure you drink lots of water and stretch before doing any of these.
Always try to find an excuse to exercise.

"No Time for the Gym? 3 Easy Workouts"

Author Bio: W.T. Hamilton is the co-author of Your Invincible Power series of books and the President of the Your Invincible Power Company. We have created a series of books to assist in the understanding and use the Law of Attraction in everyday situation.





Summer and Exercise: Setting a Routine



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Summer is here and we all want to have fun outside and look good doing it!

Someone asked me yesterday “What is the most important factor in maintaining training consistency in summer?”

I said “What do you think?” to which they responded, “Oh you have to make training fun and exciting.

You have to incorporate other friends and keep it fresh all the time. Never get into a rut or get bored.”

All of these factors are true to be sure but they do not address the most important factor. The factor that will make a person who hates training come to the gym 5 times per week even in the summer, the factor that makes people with back pain hire personal trainers, massage therapists and chiropractors. The reason why we have gyms in the first place-RESULTS!


If a person sees and experiences results, they will always come back no matter what time of year, because they will always want to feel more of the same.

Loving your fitness training can often be your biggest adversary because it forces you to do the things you enjoy and those things typically are the things you need not do.

Do the things you DON’T enjoy and do them first, usually that will give the best results.

For example, most people hate working their legs so they wear baggy pants and neglect the most important muscles in their body while training their upper body to give the appearance of strength when everyone knows that true strength comes from your legs and core. Start training your legs on Monday’s instead of Friday’s and you will notice better results in your physique.

Always compare yourself to your previous self to judge your results. Try not to look at others because they cannot help you in your quest. Only YOU can tell if you’re feeling healthier, more energetic, and pain free. It’s a selfish endeavor but to help others you have to help yourself first.

Find people who can teach you how to achieve the results you seek and no one will ever have to convince you to exercise. Once you feel and see the benefits of great health, there is no going back!!

The key to all of this, is to put oneself in a position that promotes success. With success comes results. With results come joy, validation, and dedication. It’s like the world cup of soccer, it’s easy to get on board and cheer for a team that’s doing well; be that team and believe in yourself!!


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Another point to remember is that other people are trying to do what you are trying to do but they will not be successful. Why?

They don’t have the determination to follow things through when they get tough. Don’t let their weakness affect you or your resolve, stay the course and experience the joy of continued success.

Make this summer be the summer you stick to your routine and get the results you desire.

                                                         Stephen McKenzie BSc, BA, CANFIT PRO
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Director of Fitness | Cambridge Club