May 19, 2011

Rant and Tip for May 19, 2011

Good Morning,

Well I am guilty, yes guilty I tell you of not resting my muscles enough. I am getting excited for my June 4th meet and want to come in real strong. I know I will beat my meet record, and I have pressed 305 in a meet and want to hit 310 or 315 in this meet. I just know I can do it. I don’t think my deadlift will be ready by the 4th though so I may just compete in the bench press. That could change the day of the meet. I will let you all know. I am striving to bench twice my weight. What I find interesting is how easy it is to put on fat and hard it is to put on muscle and gain strength. Eating properly is huge to both. Although we all know that eating huge on the wrong foods is what will make us fat, but did you know you need to eat huge of the right foods to get bigger? Yes it is true. We need to adapt the philosophy good calories in and plenty of them. That is if you are working towards getting bigger and stronger. I know it can be a juggling act to lose the fat and gain the muscle you want. Been there and am trying to do that. In the beginning when you have a lot of body fat to lose I like to tell people don’t worry about muscle gains they will come because you will be fueling your body properly. If you a man trying to lose fat, get your self down to about 12% to 18% and then maintain it there. This is a good muscle building range. Anything less than 10% and it is extremely difficult. Not that it can’t be done but it will be much harder and slower. Ladies depending on your figure 20% to 25% is the range for you. When you hit this point we will have to talk again about where you diet should be. Until then work those muscles hard but don’t forget to give them time to rest.

Have a great workout!

Tip of the day:

Resting the muscle is important for it to heal and get stronger. If you have any Delayed onset muscle soreness do not work that muscle that day. You need to let it heal completely. I try to make sure is do this every week and on most weeks I am successful in this quest. When I feel like hitting the weights beyond what my schedule is I will do the body part that is not sore. However we all including me must listen to our bodies.



  1. Hi Jim, this is tigergirl12321, by the way my name is Gina. Why do I have a feeling that I had a bit of an influence of today's topic? You were right, I feel so much better today because I gave my muscles a break yesterday. :)

  2. Gina you never know where your inspiration will come from or came from in this case. I just got typing and this is what spewed out.

  3. Ooh, ooh - I'm in the range! I'm in the range!! 24% baby! :)