Would you sacrifice it? The late nights, the parties, the drinking, and eat whatever? Or do you have the heart and desire of a bodybuilder? On those cold winter mornings running or when you don’t have an ounce of energy, when you can’t lift no more you squeeze that last rep. I can talk about [...]
Would you sacrifice it? The late nights, the parties, the drinking, and eat whatever? Or do you have the heart and desire of a bodybuilder? On those cold winter mornings running or when you don’t have an ounce of energy, when you can’t lift no more you squeeze that last rep.
I can talk about diet, exercise or anything….but the most important thing to you as a body builder is your mind. When your body is shaking on that last rep, it’s the will that takes you forward. If you need that spark to keep going…this video is for you. Nothing in life is ever easy neither is body building. Look after your body, look forward to every workout. Welcome to the mind of a body builder.
Phil Heath has done it, he retained his Mr Olympia title this year with Kai Greene fiercely competing by his side for top spot.
“Heath was in shape and brought the striated glutes we’ve come to expect, but he lacked the pop and fullness we saw in 2011. That left the door open for Greene and the two men were compared on stage to end the judging on Friday and Saturday. In the end, “The Gift’s” structure, shape, and balance were enough to carry him through to victory”. – MD.com.
Good on Kai Greene to show his strong challenge for top spot. Having said that, I think Jay Cutler would have been right up there had he not become injured. Here’s the top 8 men’s results. The Gift – Phil Heath is showing some staying power with this result. A surprise is Shawn Rhoden at 3rd spot as it’s only been 3 years since he started competing at this level. Just shows what can be achieved with the right mindset.
Here’s the results……
Watch Phil’s reaction to the win folks….that’s what body building means to him!
Blessed with genetics don’t mean squat, unless you put in the work and effort. I got the man himself, Jay Cutler 4 times Mr Olympia vying to go for his 5th title in 2012 with some chest workout. Jay is a true example of pushing yourself to the limits and beyond. Getting his pro card at the age of 23, yes that’s right and not a typo is just some of the things that sets this powerhouse apart.
Turning to his chest, Jay explains to MD “When I was younger, my chest was by far my worst body part, and even now I still don’t consider it to be totally up to par with everything else on me.” I hear you screaming, are you kidding me? Guys that’s the level of intensity and dedication Jay shows, never settling for anything less. What do you settle for?
As I always say, it’s all about the pump and not the weight. Can you feel your muscles working or your ego? Here’s something you should take away from reading this post.
Don’t worry about how much weight Jay uses, or even how much weight you use. Do try to become stronger, but only if your form is good, you are handling the weight on your own and not relying on a spotter to assist you, and you are feeling the muscle working. Otherwise, all the weight in the world means jack shit. There are plenty of idiots out there throwing around a lot of weight who have no physique to show for it, despite considering themselves bodybuilders. If Mr. Olympia isn’t worried about being the strongest guy around, why should you?
The following is the chest routine as promised with some pictures of in my opinion the body builder of the decade. Think about it, in the last 10 years of Mr Olympia who else has become champion 4 times and runner up the last 6 times?
Got some motivational stuff for the ladies today. Tell me what you think of the images and video? Does it get you revved up to train? Each one of these women have put pain, daily stress, lack of energy and all that BS aside and gone onto reach their goals, the question really is…..will you?
Female Bodybuilding Motivational Stuff just for you! Don’t let excuses rule your dreams!
Images courtesy of Simplyshredded.com
Phil Heath gives a quick overview of when he does dumbbell concentration curls during his arm workout. Er…. in a nutshell, last! He talks about the technique he uses to get the best contractions. In his words, it’s all about “Concentrating on the maximum contraction of the muscles”, not just lifting as heavy as possible. Check out the way he does this exercise and why.
Phil recommends doing at least 12 repetitions which is good rep range to really get the muscles to work. If you are struggling to do 12 reps, lower the weight and go again. It’s all about contractions and growth…..not ego!
Enough of me….here’s the video.
Recently Kai Greene hit Italy and Germany on his Euro tour. Kai done some poses, autographs as you do and met some eager Italian fans. Good to see this IFBB pro inspiring fans world wide. Kai man, your arms are looking good. Size and definition all the way. Anyway here’s the video….
Thanks to MD for the video update. Kai endorses Musclemeds products. I have tried Methyl Arimatest before and the results were pretty good. There’s many brands out there so it’s good to shop around.
Little bit of inspiration today folks. Feeling down about your progress? Want some inspiration? Have a little bit of Phil Heath with this short youtube video. Let me know if you like it!
It doesn’t matter where you are in bodybuilding. Whether you are a pro or a complete novice. Get your mind focused and never give up! Thank you muscle-munch for initially providing this video.