GYM ESSENTIALS 👏🏻 some of the things that are essential to me when at the gym 💪🏻
1️⃣ Nike Metcon Trainers 👟
2️⃣ Lifting Straps
3️⃣ Resistance Band
4️⃣ Beats X Headphones 🎵
5️⃣ Workout Plan (I find my workout is 10x better when I go into the gym with a plan and goal in mind)
6️⃣ Shaker Cup 💦
7️⃣ BCAAs 👅
I use most of these items everyday and I find they really help me get the most out of my workout 👊🏻 What are some items that are essential to you when at the gym?
I know this will start a shit storm, but please try to understand before jumping the gun. There is often an obsession with categorizing carbohydrates as complex or simple. Complex carbs are touted as healthy while simple carbs are touted as unhealthy. Before you say anything: Yes. In a balanced diet, most of your diet will end up being comprised of what is considered complex carbs. However, I am describing these carbs independent of the food source that contains it. Here we're go, ALL CARBS YOU EAT ARE BROKEN DOWN INTO SUGAR. 💥
Whether you eat a sweet potato or white potato or a white bagel, the carbohydrates within those foods are broken down by amylase in the body to yield monosaccharides like glucose. Glucose can then be transported in your blood, stored as glycogen, oxidized for energy, etc. 💥
I am NOT saying you should eat whatever the hell you want. I am saying arbitrarily categorizing carbs based on polymer length is futile when there is no physiological difference in the carbs themselves!!! There IS, however, a difference in the food source, which must be considered. The reason simple carbs are blamed for disease is that the people who tend to eat sugar tend to OVEREAT and have other unhealthy lifestyle factors. No sugar or complex carb is inherently fattening. CORRELATION IS NOT CAUSATION. 💥
BOTTOM LINE: Eat a balanced diet, but don't say a white potato is "bad" just because it has shorter chain carbohydrates. A sweet and white potato, for example, both provide different beneficial nutrients, so do not discriminate based on carbs.
If you haven't already noticed, the majority of you spend the first half of your life building wealth.
Long days & hard working hours seem worth it in terms on monetary return. You start dreaming about the vacations you will take in the future. The children you will walk down the isle. The grandchildren you hope to spoil. So you work harder, you work longer, and the last thing you think about is your health.
That is until....until you lose your health doing so.
If you spend the first half of your life building wealth while ignoring health then what happens? What happens is you end up spending the last half of your life spending all your hard earned money desperately trying to get your health back.
What is the point of doing this? There is no point! You have got to start building real health. Don't fool yourself into thinking that you will get healthy when you have time -- because if you don't make time for building your health now you will eventually need to make time for sickness -- often much sooner than you realize.
The photo on the left was taken beginning of June 2017 > the photo on the right was taken today (late August 2017). The photo on the left was taken just before I got back into fitness, and it may not seem like a drastic change, but I can see and feel that my clothes now fit better, my face has thinned out, and I'm definitely starting to see some definition in my abs. I still have a ways to go, but at least I'm trying. Even if I stumble (I'm looking at you weekends), I am finally in the right mind set where I know I will pick myself right back up again.
I absolutely am in shock. Woke up to news that Dallas McCarver has passed away. At such an extremely young age of 26!!! We were lucky enough to meet him in Melbourne this year where he signed my lifting belt. He had such an incredible future within the IFBB. So sad! He will be missed by many #dallasmccarver#rip#sad