Fitness

Time to Compete (Part Three)



In part two of this 4-part series I reviewed the concept of periodization as it relates to my preparation for Mr. Hawaii 2013. Periodize means to manipulate, modify or change multiple training variables over time. Things like reps, sets, exercises, angles, intensity, frequency and so on. Periodization provides a great psychological edge.

Time to Compete (Part Two)


In part one of this article I discussed the philosophy of why I compete as a natural, life-time drug-free bodybuilder, in this case as a Grand Master in the Hawaiian Natural Muscle Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships in Honolulu June 8th, 2013.

Time to Compete (Part One)




I’ve decided to compete again, this time in the Hawaiian Natural Muscle Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships in Honolulu June 8th, 2013. My last event was the 2007 INBA Natural Olympia in Thessalonica, Greece.

Recovery: Essential to Health & Wellness

Recovery is a primary biological response and complex organic process that occurs after exposure to athletic training, exercise and sport. In fact complete recovery after stress of any kind, including physical, mental, emotional, financial, spiritual or metaphysical, is essential to individual survival, optimum health and personal wellness.

Rhythm 4 Life


If you’ve got rhythm, who could ask for anything more! Did you know that all sport has a natural rhythm to it?

Champion athletes routinely talk about being "in the flow" or "in the zone". Great sports teams operate best when "in rhythm". Rhythm is the oldest and most natural means to enhance physical performance.

The Trouble with Intensity


The trouble with intensity is obvious. It's freakin' hard! But that's not the real problem. The real trouble with intensity is that almost everyone excludes it. The right way to train, the best way to train and the smartest way to train, is the most difficult.

The Ideal Workout Routine

Health-related physical fitness consists of optimizing muscle strength, muscle endurance, joint flexibility, aerobic capacity and body composition. These five components can be measured and compared to standards that not only reflect ideal form and function. The outcome of a complete fitness assessment can also determine risk of morbidity and mortality.

The Enigma of the Ectomorph

Somatotyping is a system of classifying human physical types and body shape. Developed by American psychologist William Sheldon and revealed in his book The Atlas of Man, human beings are categorized by a natural, genetically predetermined body build, appearance and temperament.

The Benefits of Exercise


"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save and preserve it." ~ Plato - 350 BC

Sports Injuries: Prevention is the Best Medicine

Sports injuries include a wide variety of soft tissue, skeletal and joint-related injuries associated with physical exercise, sporting events and numerous athletic activities. Sports injuries are commonly described as strains, sprains, dislocations, fractures, lacerations, cuts, abrasions, blisters, bruising, inflammation, hernia and pain.

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