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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…

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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In the world of training, whether hardcore or casual, there are more methods and techniques than we have time to decipher. Tons of different methodologies and approaches work for certain people, and just as many don’t work, for certain people. From low volume to high frequency to whatever, training methods need to be tweaked, manipulated, and changed often. Why? To keep the body shocked, guessing, and progressing, that’s why!

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In reality, whilst designing a proper program for gym time, thinking about tempo and other “subtle” nuances, is not really in the foreground. Rather, we would rather pick some bangin’ exercises, decide if we are gonna max out, work to failure, have endurance days, blah blah blah… Nothin’ wrong with that as far as we can tell. But what if we wanted to try an approach that stimulates muscles in a way that yields textbook hypertrophy? Lifting weights is not always as simple as just going into the gym, moving some shit around, and calling it a day. I mean, don’t get us wrong, it IS about that, but there lots of… well… let’s go with nuances, again – I like that word! Continue Reading…

Without a doubt, for those of us that are all about the iron game, there are those “staple” exercises that we just cannot do without. For damn good reason, too – cause they are awesome and effective!!

Though there are tons and tons of these staple exercises that we all utilize, we wanted to touch on a few important ones that we picked up from this article called The Top 4 Gym Mistakes Causing Back Pain (and How to Fix Them), found on CriticalBench.com

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Squatting, despite the brutality of the movement, should never be neglected or overlooked.

Squatting, despite the brutality of the movement, should never be neglected or overlooked.

Nice to see ya here. Part 1 listed the first 10 benefits of Squats. Let’s carry on with the remaining 10 benefits…

Squats, despite being grueling and painful, should never be overlooked or neglected. It is one of those exercises where the “I’ll do it next time” mentality can be overpowering. Make sure to NEVER remove squats from your regime!

11. Squats Can Be Done In Many Ways

From full-on barbell back squats to bodyweight prisoner squats, the squat has a seemingly endless list of variations to choose from. Also, it is highly adaptable to some very effective intensity techniques such as the use of chains, bands and boxes, high rep training, rest/pause just to name a few.

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The Squat is the KING of all exercises!!!

The Squat is the KING of all exercises!!!

Squats are highly considered the KING of all exercises. They are amazing not just for lower body strength, but for overall strength! We came across (and ganked) this awesome Squat article from SpotMeBro.com, and we decided to list it here, since Gone Liftin’ likes awesome stuff, and we give full credit to SpotMeBro.com for an awesome piece, in more ways than one…

20 Reasons Why Squatting Is Awesome!!

1. Squats Build Muscle All Over

Not only do they build muscle and strength in the quadriceps, hamstrings and calves, they also create the ideal environment throughout the entire body. Naturally releasing testosterone and growth hormone, squats provide a highly anabolic environment for all other areas to grow when trained. If you want to increase muscle mass and strength in all areas, squatting will help you get there.

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Proper motivation is the number one component to true success and consisten progress.

Proper motivation is the number one component to true success and consisten progress.

Motivation – that internal feeling that makes you smile, grin and makes your blood pressure rise when you know you are about to make a new record in a lift, or sprint, or whatever it is you are trying to excel in. Without motivation, we ain’t shit! Though intangible, motivation is that thing that keeps us going through the hurt, the sweat, and the sometimes blood. Motivation makes us push through the pain, and never give up until we reached our goals!

The sad truth, however, is that motivation can sometimes be overpowered by our environment, by our bodies, but most importantly – by our minds.

WE HAVE TO STAY MOTIVATED ALL DAY, EVERYDAY!!!

This article we came across from CutAndJacked.com, called Top 5 Utimate Ways To Stay Motivated, by author Melih F. Cologlu, just about perfectly lists the very best ways to stay motivated… through thick and thin… Continue Reading…