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One of the most sacred places in a young-bro’s life is his hometown gym. You’ve been gone since winter break and now have the opportunity to make a first impression. This is your time to shine! The cute girl at the front desk, you always ask for a towel because that’s the only thing you have the nuts to say. The super ripped Personal Trainer, the ‘Bro-seidon’ that everyone wants to look like…you even get a shot to impress the gym manager, hoping that you will get offered your summer dream job…Ah, the holy grail of weight lifting…nothing will ever compare to that hometown feel.
What I think I like the most about training are all the personalities I have the opportunity to work with. With each person having a different perspective and thought process, it makes every training hour unique and my time more fun! Working with the same demographic over time, you can see common trends in these personalities. The ladies always want ‘toned’ arms and ‘tight and flat’ abs. Every guy wants to fill out his tank with traps that look like the Rocky Mountains and veins like the Amazon exploding out of their arms. Then there’s me- the trainer whose daunting task it is to make these goals happen! Well, for the ladies, stay tuned…I’ll get to that another time. For my fellas, read on, you don’t want to miss this one!
Finals week is over. Done. FINI. Summer is officially here. Your time is now devoted solely to you, no more wasting time on that bullshit gen-ed history class…nothing but your hometown crew and sun for the next 3 months!
Like any break, you have some serious shit coming up…your boys beach house for the 4th of July…Atlantic City for a pool party, and you’re probably hitting a festival, EDC, Ezoo, Life in Color, or something of the sort. That’s a lot of naked time and you’ve got to look and feel your best. It’s crunch time now. No worries fellas…that’s what I’m
here for! I understand winter has been long and bulk season gets the best of everyone…but that 4 week cut, adding some steady-state cardio, just hasn’t gotten you back to that summer shred you’ve been chasing!
You’re eating everything in sight and then some. Your friends don’t seem to understand it and keep telling you how fat you’re getting. They just don’t get the fact that you’re not getting fat, “I’m bulking bro”.
So you put on a few extra pounds, double bacon cheeseburgers by day, 2 Chipotle burritos by night. You are only a few weeks away from your balfpoint aka bulking half point aka Bulksgiving. That’s right the perfect opportunity to take a step back and say, “am I doing the clean bulk that I intended? Have I been putting on quality muscle mass over the past few weeks?”
Supplements are very effective, but before I give my recommendations, please note that your drive is the biggest tool in bettering your fitness and health. Fitness success requires personal goals, coupled with proper determination in achieving them. That determination means generally eating healthy and showing up at the gym. You can improve your TV settings by sitting on a couch, but a couch potato is still a couch potato. They do say, “abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.”
Never compromise your principles…This concept will always shadow my health and fitnessphilosophy, thanks to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a chubby, out-of-shape politician who somehow is one of my biggest workout influences. Before I carryon, let me non-regretfully admit that I heard him say this while watching his interview with Oprah Winfrey by myself, like Steven Glansberg eating ice cream alone in Superbad.
Take a moment to guess what your body can achieve…YOU’RE WRONG, because you can do more. The first step is establishing whether or not you believe in yourself. Don’t expect me to spit out bullshit by saying you can do anything if you believe in yourself, because you can’t. Nobody can do everything, but if you’re self-confident, you’ll try more things and will be shocked as to how good you truly are.
Chicken legs suck and don’t look good. That’s the moral of this post. Legs make up half of your body and are practically everything’s necessity. If you don’t work them, you’ll look disproportionate with a big upper body and tiny lower body.
WORKOUT YOUR LEGS TWICE A WEEK…OR IN A 7-DAY SPAN. Like any big risk, leg workouts produce the biggest rewards (that’s my cliché for the day). It’s an amazing feeling after getting
“Lie down on this bench and push that bar upwards.” That’s a chest day for y’all, and those are actually great instructions for most chest workouts.
(Be a bodybuilder, not a weightlifter video)
While necessary for a strong physique, people often overuse chest days, leading to a disproportionate body. If your chest is stronger than your back, Disney fanatics will worship
My routines are a mind-fucking, physical challenge that will get you to do things you never thought your body was capable of doing, and you’ll feel a high better than any drug.
Last week, I introduced my origin story. Today’s post will show you what my fitness side is all about. I’m going to start you off with a Five-Day-Split Workout Plan of my choosing and then I’ll provide an excerpt from my Workout Handbook.
ALL ABOUT MENTALITY
Hi. My name is Jordan Greenberg, I am currently finishing up my second year at The John Marshall Law School, and I had a fat stage in my life.
From this before/after picture, there’s a fat, insecure guy on the left and a lean, more confident guy on the right, clearly capturing the extremes at both ends of the spectrum.
This week’s take is going to be a little bit different. One of my best friends, Alyssa, works at a gym in Chicago and is around fitness 24/7. She is as much a fitness addict as I am, so I trust her every opinion.
With that being said, this blog will pertain to women only. Guys, you can read it, but I don’t think it’s going to do you any good (pervs). You can skip right to the bottom.
Does it take you long to decide what to bring to the gym? Well in this blog, I’m going to talk about all of the essentials that you should throw into your gym bag, mostly for men (sorry ladies but I’m not sure I’m interested in what you throw into your gym bag (TMI)). Most of these things are items that you need besides your normal essentials like tanks, shorts, sneakers, headphones, etc. You go to the gym to look and feel good, so why not bring that mentality into
Hello people. So, in honor of the super bowl and the ridiculous amount of wings and beer you all consumed on that given Sunday, I am going to start my spring break diet/workout with y’all. It’s NEVER too early for beach season.
Now, this spring break segment is not going to be covered all in 1 shot. It’s a process. Each section will be written as you progress and keep up with my plan. It’s supposed to get harder and harder as the segments go on, so keep up, if you can.
So we all have those mid night munchies or urges to just pig out, well except for me because I have something called SELF-CONTROL!
Besides myself, excuse me, I think you all need to learn that it’s all a mind game. Your stomach always hears what your mind is thinking, so don’t even think about it.
I’ve had many requests from desperate men asking me to write this blog, and yes–it’s a guide to picking up girls at the gym.
Not as easy as it seems, by the way.
This guide is going to take you through each and every type of female that enters the gym and how to approach her the correct way.
Well…… I’M BACK!
Hope you’ve missed my witty remarks and sarcasm.
In light of the New Year, I think it’s appropriate to address some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions and some tips to help keep your fat asses motivated.
Gentlemen, you might think this post isn’t for you… However, I’m here this week to change your preconceived notions about the practice. Let’s call it BROga.
I’ll admit it, the idea used to scare me. My first time was weird and uncomfortable, but the more I practiced, the more secure I felt.
So I have a pretty good feeling that this is going to be my most popular blog thus far. This week, I’m going to channel my inner Sue Johanson(a renowned sex therapist… for those of you who didn’t know) and write about everybody’s favorite subject…
From much experience and expertise in the subject (wink) I’m going to educate you prudes about some great workouts and diets to improve and spice up your sex life, whether you’re lacking in that area or you’d just like to incorporate some new techniques.
In light of Thanksgiving, I am going to explain how you can shed that overstuffed belly in order to look your best for December vacation, that’s if you choose to go on a much needed beach vaca (It’s what I’ll be doing… These abs need some sun).
In order to shed that turkey weight, you fatty, you’re going to want to get back into the gym as soon as possible. Start nice and slow and get back into the grind of things. I know its
Are you a healthy eater?
Do you cook yourself meals everyday?
Well if you do both of these, like me, then I permit you to continue reading. If not, you’re a terrible person and you don’t deserve to read any further.
I just want to start off with saying I hope everyone stayed safe these past weeks. My prayers and thoughts go out to everyone and anyone who was directly affected by Hurricane Sandy.
So I’m dedicating this week’s Brauny’s Take to New York/New Jersey and those in need during these trying times.
So this week I’m going to talk a little bit about gym attire and etiquette.
Now, I know some of you don’t want to admit it, but you do care about how you look and act at the gym. I know I do. I like to look good and show as much skin as possible.
This week, I’m going to talk about supplements and vitamins.
Which ones I take?
Which are good to take?
Which ones are full of s&#t?
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If you are heading to college or are the parent of a soon-to-be college student, then you’ve probably heard of the freshman 15. Although this expression is grossly overused and only
2 words that simply mean so much to a health freak like me.
Just like anyone, I’m guilty of a cheat day here and there but not as much as I should. If you workout as much as I do, then I should be enjoying a cheat day per week. I consider a “cheat
Whats up CP peeps! I was recently asked to be a weekly blogger for Campus Protein and was pitched the idea to have my own series called “The Brauny Take”. Here is what we came up with:
Hello everyone! Your favorite blogger is back again. Today I’m going to tell you about something that is very important to me and to everyone’s health. I’m going to tell you about the myths of weight loss and how you candevelop the perfect set of abs.
Who is ready for another test? Not one you find in school but the next big thing when it comes to the body building industry.
Let me give you a quick history lesson.
Curvy, thunder-thighed, and hip-py. I’m a Hispanic girl with hips that don’t lie and ones that will never go away. I’ve never been one to have a “workout routine.” What is that word routine anyways? Does anybody really do the same exact thing everyday of their lives? Especially when they’re in college?
My good friends and former roommates over at Campus Protein asked me if I’d help contribute to a guest blog for the company. And while I know next to nothing about blogging and would consider myself as knowledgeable about supplements as the average fraternal brothern, the company has had too large of an impact on me, my family and closest friends for me not to write a testimonial.
The 8 month transformation
Within just a few months, I transformed my body from 15% body fat to just fewer than 7%. Besides my discipline and intense regimen, I owe my results to the team at CampusProtein. Not only were they my main supplier of supplements and vitamins, but they were also my encouragement and gym buddies during the whole process.
Hey guys! Thanks for checking out my post and supporting the Campus Protein team! My name is Zach Albin and my intro to bodybuilding is probably what you would expect. I wanted to look good and feel good and started lifting weights, using supplements, and researching/learning as much as I could. Now as a sophomore at Indiana University, I feel that Ive accomplished a great deal and hope to compete in bodybuilding and fitness modeling soon. Dedication and determination are two things you’ll need to truly “get jacked” with the program Im about to talk about…
Before I write a thing, I’d like to thank the guys over at Campus Protein for the opportunity to write this article. I’m humbled they’ve taken enough of an interest in my blog that they wanted me to write a guest post. When you’re done here, make sure to swing over and check out/follow my blog: myscalesaysimfrat.wordpress.com.
I want to give a shout out to my man Mike Yewdell for letting me be one of the first to blog for Campus Protein! You guys are doing big things and I can’t wait to see how far you guys will go in the future.