What Motivational Bodybuilding Trigger Do You Use?

Motivational Bodybuilding

You just have to do it once.
And then do it once more.
And then again. And again. And again. Eventually, it’ll become automatic. motivational bodybuilding pic

We all have one of those days where it’s tough to get our butt in the gym and grind out that workout but remember all it takes is a decision and having a motivational bodybuilding trigger can do just the trick.

Whatever your goals or aspirations are keep it in front of you daily. Make yourself accountable to your workout partner. Visualization is another great way to motivate yourself and gear up for that next workout.

Some of us listen to our favorite music or watch a motivational video clip before we hit the iron. No matter what it is create a trigger that gets you fired up and ready to hit the gym.

If you truly want to be successful, self motivation is essential.

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Marco CarbajoMarco Carbajo is a bodybuilder, entrepreneur, writer, author, speaker, trainer, and founder of Bodybuildingblogger.com, the premier online source for recreational, competitive, and aspiring pro bodybuilders, fitness, figure, and bikini athletes all over the world providing top level workouts, discount supplements, nutrition, news, support, motivation and promotion.

Building Biceps with New IFBB Pro Laurie ‘Freak Diesel’ Schnelle

Building Biceps

When someone knows you’re a bodybuilder the first thing they ask you to do is flex a muscle, 9 times out of 10 they are talking about your biceps. IFBB Figure Pro Laurie Schnelle

There’s no question that building biceps with a nice peak looks amazing especially onstage.

Recently, I had the privilege to speak with new IFBB Pro Laurie ‘Freak Diesel’ Schnelle and asked her some questions about going pro and how she built such impressive guns.

Bodybuilding Blogger: Laurie, your story is truly remarkable and an inspiration for aspiring pros. I heard that you always loved sports and you started lifting weights for the first time back in December 2010. How did you get the nickname ‘Freak Diesel’?

Laurie ‘Freak Diesel’ Schnelle: Freak Diesel was given to me by the crew I trained with from the beginning. I was called Freak because I can push a pretty decent amount of weight for my size; I can and would work out for up to 6 hrs. a day. I tore through the gym like a diesel, going hard, never stopping, and pushing through. And I’m a freak because of the amount of food I have to eat just to maintain my weight.

Bodybuilding Blogger:   Love the nickname! Let’s dive into some training. How do you get mentally prepped before a workout?

Laurie ‘Freak Diesel’ Schnelle: To get prepared for any of my workouts, I remind myself of my goals such as – winning my next show and being on the Olympia stage and that each workout is a step closer to reaching them. Each rep, each set counts.

Bodybuilding Blogger: I have to say that you’ve got some amazing peaks on those biceps. What does your bicep workout routine look like?

Laurie ‘Freak Diesel’ Schnelle: I mix it up each week, but my bicep exercises include:

  1. Preacher curls
  2. Rope/cable curls (these are my favorite. really works the bicep peak.)
  3. Dumbbell curls. I like to throw in a set or two where I hold one arm waist level holding the dumbbell, while I curl with the other arm then switch.
  4. Incline hammer curls
  5. Barbell curls. ( I like to burn out on these, meaning I’ll start at light weight and rep it out, no rest, grab higher weight rep it out, keep increasing weight, then (still no rest) go back down the rack. By the time you’re at the light weight again, it feels twice as heavy, and you feel the burn and pump! You can also do over hand grip barbell curls and super set it with regular grip curls.
  6. Cable pulls. Here’s a video of how I do this exercise.

Bodybuilding Blogger: How is your bicep training different during off season compared to contest prep?

Laurie ‘Freak Diesel’ Schnelle: My bicep training is the same off season as it is for contest preparation. My biceps are very developed so I’m not working on progressing in size with them too much.  They are 13.5 inches right now!

Bodybuilding Blogger: Wow, that’s pretty amazing! Thank you Laurie and congratulations on going pro.

I want to personally thank new IFBB Pro Laurie ‘Freak Diesel’ Schnelle for this interview. She is truly a humble champion and a first class athlete full of energy and determination. You can connect with Laurie on Facebook and her FreakDiesel website plus view her pics on our Facebook fan page Bodybuilding Worldwide.

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Marco CarbajoMarco Carbajo is a bodybuilder, entrepreneur, writer, author, speaker, trainer, and founder of Bodybuildingblogger.com, the premier online source for recreational, competitive, and aspiring pro bodybuilders, fitness, figure, and bikini athletes all over the world providing top level workouts, discount supplements, nutrition, news, support, motivation and promotion.

Shock Your Shoulders With A Dumbbell Lateral Raise Into A Drop Set

Dumbbell Lateral Raise

No body-part displays the image of strength and size as the shoulders do. Muscular and striated shoulders stand out and give a huge impression both on and offstage. ifbb pro missy farrell training

Wide shoulders make your waist and hips appear smaller giving you that sweet looking V-tapered look.

In bodybuilding, it’s all about balance and building for symmetry and proportion. So when it comes to shoulders you should focus on developing the front deltoid, middle/outer deltoid and rear deltoid.

A specific bodybuilding shoulder workout exercise that works fantastic at building up the middle/outer deltoids is the dumbbell lateral raise.

Now there are a variety of ways to increase your intensity such as negative reps and partial reps but let’s talk about doing a drop set.

A drop set is the most basic and yet brutal of all shocks!  You start by reaching failure with a weight, as soon as you hit failure, lessen the weight, and then continue the set until failure is reached again.

Here’s IFBB Pro Missy Farrell showing you how to shock your shoulders doing a heavy dumbbell lateral raise into a drop set.

Doing a drop set hits those stubborn muscle fibers and can cause some tremendous gains that couldn’t be achieved doing a single set. You can always incorporate a drop set with barbells, dumbbells or machines.

Remember, drop sets are intense so a 3:1 method (3 straight sets followed by one drop set) is best so you won’t burn out and over train.

Stay posted as we will be covering many more shoulder workout exercises and techniques to help you build those melon sized delts.

A big shout out and thank you to my friend IFBB Pro Missy Farrell, who is truly an incredible athlete and inspiration. You can connect with Missy on Facebook and Twitter plus view many of her pics on our Facebook fan page Bodybuilding Worldwide.

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Marco CarbajoMarco Carbajo is a bodybuilder, entrepreneur, writer, author, speaker, trainer, and founder of Bodybuildingblogger.com, the premier online source for recreational, competitive, and aspiring pro bodybuilders, fitness, figure, and bikini athletes providing top level workouts, discount supplements, nutrition, news, support, motivation and promotion.

When Is the Best Time to Take Protein?

Best Time to Take Protein?

 

In the previous post we covered the five main types of protein for building muwhen is the best time to take protein scle mass. I’m sure you’ll agree that without enough protein, your muscles cannot grow no matter how hard and often you train.

But did you know there are certain times in the day your body is more receptive to protein? Not only that, your body responds differently to the type of protein you consume.

In a nutshell, it’s not just the type of protein you take; it’s when you take it.

Here are the five best times to take protein:

  1. First Thing In The Morning: The longest time your body goes without food is the time period between when you go to bed and wake up in the morning. When you wake up your body is in a fasted state and it needs amino acids for maintenance and rebuilding right away. Take a fast-acting protein like whey first thing in the morning for optimal results.
  2. Pre-Workout: Drink a protein shake about one hour before your workout to get your body ready for growth with BCAAs and other key amino acids. A solid choice would be a whey and egg protein powder since they are easy to drink and digest.
  3. Post- Workout: The best time to take protein for your body is the 30-60 minute time-frame after you workout. Your muscles are the most receptive to nutrients because they are actively repairing and rebuilding workout-induced damage as well as replenishing glycogen stores. A post-workout shake like Gaspari Myofusion has whey, casein, egg, and simple carbohydrates and is ideal during this window of opportunity.
  4. Between Meals: Protein shakes in between meals are a great way to keep your body fat and appetite in check. Some of the best types of protein for these time-frames would be a dairy protein such as whey, casein, and milk.
  5. Before Bedtime: The second best time to take protein would be right before bedtime. To prepare your body for the long fast ahead a time-released protein (Casein) is ideal because it takes a much longer time for your body to digest and absorb.

Scheduling-in protein can be a little challenging at first but stay with it because you’ll notice some serious results in a few short weeks such as an increased performance level, faster recovery time, and enhanced muscle growth.

Last but not least make sure you’re consuming about 1-1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day from a combination of high protein bodybuilding foods and supplements. Also, spread your daily protein intake over 4-6 smaller meals and snacks for optimal absorption.

Remember, protein is the building block of muscles and there are no other nutrients that can replace it.

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Marco CarbajoMarco Carbajo is a bodybuilder, entrepreneur, writer, author, speaker, trainer, and founder of Bodybuildingblogger.com, the premier online source for bodybuilders all over the world providing top level workouts, supplements, nutrition, news, resources, and motivation.

Jacked 3d: Everything A Pre Workout Supplement Should Be

Jacked 3d

Remember all the success of the original Jacked 3d?

Ok, ok I know its Jack 3d not Jacked 3d but for what this pre workout supplement does it should be called Jacked 3d because seriously this stuff is extremely powerful!  jacked 3d

Jack 3d became one of if not the most popular pre workout supplement for bodybuilders, fitness fanatics, and athletes all over the country.

As a pre workout supplement it flat out delivered, providing more energy, endurance, strength, and power; just what we want. It is everything a pre workout supplement should be.

It became so popular because of an ingredient known as dimethylamylamine or DMAA which has come under fire because two soldiers had heart attacks during training after using DMAA products.

However, it’s important to note that both of them had underlying medical conditions and should not have been using DMAA per any product’s label.

Due to the tragic deaths, products containing DMAA have even been banned in countries like Canada and Australia.

While this ingredient is still legal here in the United States, recently the FDA sent warning letters out to ten of the major manufacturers and marketers of supplements containing DMAA.

While some companies such as GNC pulled it off their store shelves others say the ingredient is completely safe.  Peter B. Hutt, a lawyer at Covington & Burling who represents USPlabs, the marketer of Jack3d and OxyElite Pro, said: “The company is convinced that DMAA is lawfully marketed as a dietary ingredient under federal law and the company will present a full defense of the ingredient.”

So is Jack3d safe?

You betcha! A recent DMAA safety study revealed that DMAA is safe when it’s used as directed. You can check out the entire write-up on this 10 Week Intervention Study right here on Bodybuildingblogger.com.

Thankfully, Jack 3d has not been banned but just in case you still have a concern about DMAA you will be happy to know that USPlabs introduced a substitute called Jack3d Micro.

The only ingredient in common with the original Jacked 3d (what I call it) is the caffeine. Jack3d Micro has no DMAA, no creatine, and no beta alanine so you won’t get those tingles.

Keep in mind if you are under drug testing, and DMAA is banned, then you will want to avoid taking the original Jack3d supplement. Although it should be used with caution, the effects of Jack3d are undeniable.

As always, speak to your doctor before starting a supplementation program or changing your diet and workout routine.

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Marco CarbajoMarco Carbajo is a bodybuilder, entrepreneur, writer, author, speaker, trainer, and founder of Bodybuildingblogger.com, the premier online source for bodybuilders all over the world providing top level workouts, supplements, nutrition, news, resources, and motivation.