If you stumbled here without checking out Part 1, please do so, as we are trying to touch on common dieting mistakes that we have all came across, or surely will come across, in our evergrowing quest to have the bodies of Gods…

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Not Mixing Up The Foods You Eat

Sure, dieting involves eating the proper, clean, and natural foods. But let’s face facts – eating the same stuff day in and day out gets MUNDANE!! It gets psychologically taxing knowing you have to eat the same bland food every day. Though it’s part of the physique game, things don’t always have to be so damn boring and shitty… Continue Reading…

In a perfect world, everyone would be lean, tone, muscular, athletic, and so on and so forth. Let’s face facts people – the less fat we have, the better we look, and the happier we are. There are those “activist” types out there that will say shit like “as long as you’re happy it doesn’t matter what you look like blah blah blah…” Duly noted. The fact of the matter is, not one sane person residing on planet Earth, will argue the fact that a toned body with minimal body fat, doesn’t look better than a body with unsightly fat on it. Not to offend anyone, but get real, people! Anyhow, our purpose here is not to mock the people that claim being overweight and out of shape is ok as long as you’re happy, but rather to touch upon a few common mistakes most people (men and women alike) make or run into when on the quest for their dream physiques… Continue Reading…

You keep truckin' little buddy...

You keep truckin’ little buddy…

I’m sure most of us have heard of spot reduction. Spot reduction was huge back in the day with old-school bodybuilders, like Arnold and those dudes. The idea is that the more annihilation of a muscle in a certain area of your body you incur, the more fat you will strip from that body part area. It sounds kinda silly, doesn’t it? For many years, the advanced scientists and lifters thought this to be something beyond broscience. This was on another level of lack of education involving the human body. We laughed – we cried – we judged. It was “proven” over and over again that reducing fat in a particular body part area was not possible, as fat reduction occurs systematically within the body as a whole, not just the areas you choose. We sure would LOVE to be able to reduce fat just in a body part that is lacking striations and what-have-you, but no such luck… Or is there? Well, I dono, let’s read on and find out… Continue Reading…

Eat Fat, Get Fit: Part 2

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Eat Fat, Get Fit started you off with 3 reasons / charts of why saturated fat ingestion is uber important. We are gonna finish up here in the 2nd part, and sincerely hope that whoever reading this that is deathly scared of saturated fats, changes their mind and their perceptions on this misunderstood fat. Just take a look below at just how ‘not bad’ saturated fat can be when controlled, and the benefits it provides…

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Do ya see? DO YA SEE?! Saturated fat isn’t pushed toward the “good” nor the “bad” I’m not gonna preach and say saturated fat is a godsend and is fantastic. It’s no secret that diets high in saturated fats trans fats lead to coronary diseases and obstructions. This isn’t a secret. But like with most things, if controlled and monitored, saturated fat has MANY health benefits! Continue Reading…

Eat Fat, Get Fit

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Seriously?! Seriously!! The one disservice the fitness and nutrition industry has done that stands out more than the rest, is demonizing the consumption of fats – saturated fats, primarily. Ask anyone who is on a diet, and the lowest macro they usually consume (or don’t consume, rather) is almost always fat. But whyyyyyy??? Fat consumption is not only essential for your body to turn on its metabolic furnace to burn fat, but it just so happens that the brain THRIVES on fat, well being that the human brain is 60% fat and all…

But there is no possible way that all these years we have been conditioned to avoid saturated fats, were all for naught… could it be? ‘Tis ’tis. Saturated fat, when controlled, not only could be consumed, but SHOULD be consumed. This does not mean your entire fat intake throughout the day should consist of saturated fats. But avoiding them every chance you get, is actually a pretty good way to increase your chances of heart disease, not decrease them. Say whaaaa?! It’s true! In this piece, we are gonna discuss, and even show you, why people who consume more saturated fats are actually leaner, healthier, and have significantly less chances of heart disease. We found this interesting article called 6 Charts That Show How The War On Fat Was A Gigantic Mistake, and it’s fuckin’ awesome! We liked it, needless to say… Continue Reading…

Well my fellow, loyal, Gone Liftin’ readers, the holiday season is right around the corner… we all know what THAT means!! Turkey – stuffing – gravy – corn – butter – HEAVEN!! With the holiday season, regardless how strict and dedicated you think you are, you WILL break. This isn’t a bad thing or something that you should dwell over, too much. But rather, embrace the fact that the chances of overeating are high, and that likely you will have a caveman-like feast, where the only thing standing between you and your food is a proper, clean, eating utensil. Don’t sweat it, iron cowboy. It’s all good, and it’s expected that the holiday season will present some “unfavorable” food choices. It’s ok – rest easy…

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If you have been watching TV or been on the internet or read a magazine within the past 15-20 years or so, you have surely come across a “revolutionary new product designed to shed fat and add slabs of muscle while eating what you want!!!” … or some kinda “soccer-mom” epic bullshit, along those lines. Yes, “fat burners” have taken over our world. It doesn’t take much to convince the average Joe (or Jane) that he / she can eat what they want and still lose weight. I don’t mean to be rude or insensitive, but some people are fuckin’ stupid as shit!! Yea, I said it. Rather than utilizing their frontal lobe for rational thought, they fall into the hype and let their hopes and desires convince themselves something not scientifically possible. Instead of asking “how the hell can a pill make me lose fat while I can eat anything I want, when I want?” most people will ask “how much is this magical pill and how much of it do I need?!Continue Reading…

In a previous, Gone Liftin’ article, Tempo Training: Count Your Way To Gains, we discovered and learned the benefits of training by varying your rep-tempo schemes. If ya didn’t read it, make sure and go back and do so!

Another article we feel inclined to recommend, is Tempo Training Taken To The Court, found on TheGymLifestyle.com, which has a pretty good view about certain aspects involving tempo training and where it comes in handy, and other aspects where it needs to be looked at slightly more closely to make sure it’s actually benefitting us instead of stale-mating us…

The practicality and implementation of tempo training is a controversial issue in the realm of program design. There are so many different variables associated with tempo training, so much so, that training with slow reps and extremely fast reps could each be classified as forms of Tempo Training – but for the sake of this article we are going to classify tempo training under the category of slower movements for the purpose of muscle growth, otherwise known as hypertrophy.

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