[VIDEO] Get to know me Pt 2- @ADAMwontLOSE

Get To Know Me Pt 2

Interview with Tyrone”T-reXxX’ Edwards

Interview with Tyrone Edwards, aka T-RexXx, is best known for being the host of E! Movie Night, one of the creators of 1 LOVE T.O., and the former host on MuchMusic’s RapCity.

ADAMwontLOSE answer questions around fitness, iwontlose updates, Tristan transformation, and motivation. Big shout out to T-rex for lending his time to make this interview happen.

Did you like the interview? let me know! Thanks for tuning in!!
Check out Get to know me Pt.1 from 2012 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6nEJ…

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50 Tips For Building Muscle

50 Tips For Building Muscle

All credits for this post goes to EvilCyber. I loved this blog-entry and I felt it was my responsibility to share the tips with great readers :)

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1. Do compound exercises that recruit many muscles at once! Isolation exercises are for refining your muscles when you have a solid foundation.

2. Don’t measure gains in cm or inches or lbs, but in strength. Body weight and tape measure can show body fat increasing, strength always shows you are training your muscles!

3. Get enough protein. Without protein, muscle growth can’t happen!

4. And forget the “six meals a day rule,” because it’s a myth!

5. If you aren’t sure how and what to eat, here is all figured out for you.

6. Don’t train every muscle every day! Muscle growth doesn’t happen during training, but afterwards.

7. Get enough sleep! If you try to get away with 4h, don’t expect your body to put out stellar workouts! Sleep is the time when your body recuperates and repairs!

8. Don’t use machines, but free weights. Machines train only a few muscles, free weights many at the same time.

9. Train your legs! Your leg muscles are among the largest in your body and it looks ridiculous when 50 lbs of muscle stand on sticks!

10. Keep track of your workouts and write down what exercise you did when with what weight and for how many reps. Otherwise you never know what works and what not!

11. If you fail to increase reps or weight on an exercise for three consecutive times, change the way you do it!

12. And if that doesn’t help, pick a different exercise targeting the same muscle group.

13. You do have a workout plan, don’t you? Training without and just doing the exercises you feel like will get you nowhere!

14. Be patient! It’s impossible to gain 20 lbs of muscle in six weeks, despite what the ads claims. If you can gain 20 lbs in a year, you are doing good!

15. Lift with intensity! The last rep on the last set should really feel like the last you can do and not like you can put in another dozen!

16. Don’t lift with too much intensity! If you overdo the weight, you’ll be doing bad form or injure yourself! Aim for a minimum of 6 reps per set and a maximum of 12.

17. Don’t skip cardio! Cardio improves your heart fitness and your heart fitness is important for your weightlifting!

18. Just to drive the point home: cardio does not burn muscle!

19. If you are a beginner, do 2 to 3 full-body workouts per week.

20. Don’t fear eating at night. Gaining weight comes from eating more calories than you burn, not from eating them at a specific time.

21. Always strive for good form! A good workout trains your muscles, not your ego!

22. Take a picture every six months to measure progress. You see yourself every day and won’t notice the subtle changes otherwise.

23. If you have problems staying motivated, write down why you started working out and keep that piece of paper where you see it.

24. If you are skinny, don’t try to get skinnier to get a six-pack. Chances are you already are skinny enough, but your ab muscles aren’t developed.

25.You shouldn’t stretch before your workouts, you should warm up! Cold-stretching can damage the muscle or make it perform worse!

26. Eat some carbs an hour before your workout. Carbs fuel high intensity activities and you’ll do better!

27. Don’t blindly copy someone else’s plan. Your triceps may not get along with exercises famous bodybuilder xy does! Start with a full body beginner workout and later on tailor a plan specific to your needs!

28. That also means you should educate yourself! The wider your knowledge, the better you can assess the truth behind tall claims and what could work for you.

29. Here is a list explaining the most common workout and bodybuilding terms.

30. Whey protein works best right after a workout.

31. Pain doesn’t mean it’s working, pain means you are doing something wrong! Pain isn’t soreness!

32. In fact, not even soreness itself is a good indicator of progress!

33. Use good form! An exercise where you cheat yourself doesn’t train the muscle you intended to!

34. Don’t waste money on supplements. There are only 3 with real scientific evidence behind them: protein, creatine and caffeine.

35. For that matter, no research has ever shown that protein from powder is better than protein from food!

36. Did I mention you should train your legs?

37. It is ok to take a week off here and then. Muscle gains don’t disappear overnight!

38. If you are a teenager, you don’t have to fear that weightlifting will stunt your growth!

39. You can gain muscle while losing fat, but it’s hard!

40. Hardgainers should do the same workouts as everyone else!

41. When you can do 12 reps in 3 sets, increase the weight by about 10% and start over at six.

42. But don’t always use the same rep range! Your body will get used to it!

43. Raw eggs don’t give you bigger muscles!

44. You are practically never too old to start working out!

45. But you can be too young; before puberty the body lacks the hormones to build a lot of muscle mass.

46. For getting “toned” you have to lower your body fat while increasing your muscle mass!

47. You can get big with home workouts, because your body doesn’t care if it works against a $5,000 machine or a slab of concrete you found in your yard.

48. Don’t worry about muscle asymmetry. If you aren’t planning on taking part in bodybuilding competitions, nobody will ever notice it, but you.

49. Last tip but one: stick with it. The true key to building muscle is persevering. Only those that give up are left without gains.

50. And train your legs!

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5 Tips to Recharge Your Mind!

 5 Tips to Recharge Your Mind!

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At times when events become hectic and frantic, using these 5 tips can help you stay collected, recharged, and focused.

 

  1. Stay Laser focused: We overestimate how good we really think we are at multitasking. It’s better to focus on one task at a time to improve our ability to focus and think. It can also help reduce stress since your brain isn’t being tugged in multiple directions. By minimizing distractions, clutter, and interruptions, you can avoid an overload and be more productive. To learn more about the psychology around being focused consider getting my eBook called HOW TO BECOME LASER FOCUSED

 

  1. Use Your Legs: A walk outside removes indoor distractions and offers a sense of calm that just can’t be found in front of a computer. Whether it’s a walk down the block or through a park, some outdoor legwork can help clear the mind.

 

  1. Break It Down: Big goals can be broken down into a series of smaller steps. If your objective would take weeks, try writing out the day-by-day actions you need to take. This helps put challenges into perspective—often we imagine things as requiring more than they actually do—and it will make you feel better to claim smaller victories on the way than to hold out for the end goal.

 

  1. Stay Forward-Focused: It won’t all be smooth sailing. You will slip up, or fail to meet a goal at some point. You will have days where it seems easy to justify skipping your workout or getting a quick bite of fast food. It’s at these points where you need to accept that things aren’t going perfectly, but also focus on getting back on track. Stumble, fall, and get back on your feet.

 

  1. Keep and Achievement List: When you reach a milestone of any kind, whether professionally or personally, make a note of it. This list of your achievements can serve as a motivator and an inspiration. When you’re feeling disheartened or daunted, just looking back over what you’ve accomplished can restore that feeling of empowerment and capability.

 

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3 Legit Reasons You Should Work Out

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3 Legit Reasons You Should Work Out

 

1. You should work out to make your life easier. 

Being stronger, leaner, happier, and more capable can make for a more manageable life:

Your boss needs you to get that box? Yes ma’am, you can get that box.
Your neighbor needs you to rearrange his furniture? Damn right buddy, you’ll move that couch. Your homeboy needs you to carry him home from the bar? Saddle up, cowboy.

Training increases your capabilities. That’s the law of progressive overload — lift something a little bit heavier each day, get a little bit stronger. Run a little faster each day, get a litttle bit, um, faster. A body that is increasingly capable makes for a life that is increasingly manageable (read: awesome).

 

2. You should work out because it helps you win at life. 

Setting and achieving goals inside the weight room helps you set and achieve goals outside the weight room. The goal-setting/goal-accomplishing cycle is a learned trait. From a very early age, winners start to reinforce this idea that if they set their mind to something and tirelessly work towards its accomplishment, the outcome will be positive. Initially, these victories are small. But eventually, the accomplishment (or foundering) of our goals comes to define our life. This same cycle repeats itself on a daily basis with our exercise. For example, if you’d like to be able to be able to do a pull-up you might:

Do seated rows.
Recover.
Do inverted rows.
Recover.
Do lat-pull downs.
Recover.
Do assisted pull-ups.
Recover.
DO A PULL-UP.

Set-work-achieve-rinse-repeat. The more you reinforce hard work with a positive outcome, the more you think of yourself as a winner. If we get good at winning at exercise, we can be good at winning at anything.

 

3. You should work out for your family and friends. 

I don’t want to get too sappy (it’ll ruin my street cred) but the people closest to you rely on your love, energy, and compassion. Mismanaging your body is a disservice to them.

This holds true for young mothers, aging grandparents, or loving husbands. Taking care of your relationship with self is the first step towards taking care of your relationship with others. Making time for exercise is absolutely, positively, in NO WAY an act of selfishness. Quite the opposite: It’s an act of generosity. The people around you deserve your best. The best version of you is a version that is constantly challenged and improved with a kick-ass exercise routine

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Benefits of Deer Antler Velvet

There’s a rising supplement that’s about to make some NOISE very soon and we’re here to let you know about it first!

Allow me to introduce Deer Antler velvet!

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Benefits of deer antler velvet?

Modern scientific research has shown that deer antler velvet can:
• increase muscular development and strength
• increase energy levels and endurance
• increase muscle recovery
• improve flexibility and joint mobility
• prevent and reduce inflammation
• improve sexual health

Despite its recent popularity, the use of deer antler velvet is not new. Deer antler velvet has been a staple in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. While deer antler velvet continues to play a fundamental role in the treatment of disease in Asia, outside of Asia it has been taken primarily for improved muscular strength, endurance, recovery and overall athletic performance.

Deer antler velvet was introduced to the Western world in the 1960′s by Russian bodybuilders who used it primarily to increase muscle strength. There have been clinical studies in Russia, Korea, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. In fact, almost 250 papers have been published since 1930 on the effects of deer antler velvet, supporting the use of deer antler velvet today.

How does it work?

Scientists believe that deer velvet antler has an effect on many systems of the body given its complex chemical composition. Deer antler velvet contains nearly 40 key compounds and 400 active ingredients, including proteins, growth factors and minerals.

The active ingredients in deer velvet antler are mostly precursors that are required by the body to process substances that maintain its health and well-being. Therefore, deer velvet antler stimulates the body’s own systems to protect, strengthen and restore functions that are out of balance. It restores homeostasis to an unbalanced body by helping where it is needed.

Deer antler velvet is particularly rich in Insulin Growth Factor 1, or IGF-1.

IGF-1 is a hormone that is produced naturally in the human body and circulates in the blood. It contains seventy amino acid polypeptides that are produced by the liver and endocrine hormone.

IGF-1 has many effects on the body. In childhood, it is important for growth (the highest levels in humans occur during puberty). In adults, it has anabolic effects. IGF-1 aids growth and stops cell death in normal ranges. The hormone stimulates growth in most cells of the body, including skeletal muscle, cartilage, bone, nerves and skin. It increases the number and size of cells.

IGF-1 plays a role in cell repair to the brain, heart and muscles. It speeds recovery and muscle regeneration. In addition, IGF-1 reduces body fat by stopping insulin from moving glucose through the body, resulting in the body using fat as a source of energy instead of glucose. Increasing the levels of IGF-1 in the body can increase the body’s ability to build muscle, recover from injury or workouts, and burn fat.
It is due to these reasons deer antler velvet is touted as the ultimate fitness supplement and is the one of the hottest products on the market today.

What’s the best deer antler velvet product?

Most of the high quality deer velvet in the worldwide market is sold to Asia, where it has a long history of use in medicine. Asian buyers know what to look for in deer velvet and are willing to pay for the best stock. However, the quality of deer antler velvet from Asia can be poor and very inconsistent. Deer antler velvet production in Asia is largely unregulated and their deer husbandry practices are questionable, at best.

Interestingly, the best source of deer antler velvet is New Zealand. The country is ideal for deer farming, with virtually no pollution. The New Zealand deer industry is extensive in its scale and operation, with the highest standards in the world. New Zealand is the undisputed leader in high quality deer antler velvet production.

The United States is just beginning to understand and accept the use of deer antler velvet as a nutritional and sports supplement. As a result, many substandard companies are producing low grade products to capitalize on the trend, with little regard for the consumer. Unfortunately, most of the deer velvet sold in the United States fits this category.

Antler Farms is a top tier New Zealand deer antler velvet manufacturer that produces the highest quality products. Antler Farms only uses the high grade parts of the antler and processes it carefully to ensure all the vital nutrients are maintained. Their deer antler velvet is processed using techniques that are more labor intensive and more time consuming than conventional methods, to ensure the purest, strongest product.

Antler Farms deer antler velvet has the highest concentration of active ingredients on the market today, which means quicker results, more improvements, and greater benefits for users.

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ABOUT ANTLER FARMS

Antler Farms is the leading manufacturer of 100% pure deer antler velvet. Made in the rolling hills of beautiful New Zealand, Antler Farms’ deer antler velvet is the purest, cleanest and highest quality deer velvet supplement in the world. Antler Farms deer antler velvet is produced from carefully selected, naturally healthy, free grazing deer using the most advanced processing methods.

Visit https://shop.AntlerFarms.com for more information

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“Do What You Do” Motivational Video Featuring Adam Ali

“Do What You Do” Motivational Video Featuring Adam Ali
Antler Farms partners with Adam Ali of iwontlose.com in this motivational video called DO WHAT YOU DO!

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3 Ways to Boost Your results in the gym

3 Ways to Boost Your results in the gym

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Not satisfied with your current workout or wanting to burn off extra calories? Why don’t you try:

 

1. Jump Training: Also known as ‘plyometrics’ and favored by martial artists. Plyometrics are a series of jump-based, explosive exercises designed to get the heart rate up quickly, and fast heart equals more calories and fat burned away! As a bonus, jump training excels at targeting your agility and twitch muscles to give an exciting and challenging workout. Be sure to learn the ropes of these high-impact moves first, since proper form is essential!

 

2.  Use your body weight (use everything): It’s easy to focus on the lower body with cardio exercises like biking, elliptical, or stair climbing, but burning calories is easier if you get the upper body involved as well. Pump your arms when running or use elliptical with moving handles, for instance. You should also try adding upper-body exercises like T-bar rows, medicine ball thrusts, or bench presses to your routine. Mix and match what you like best until you find the full-body solution that you love! Just remember: more muscles moving means more calories burning.

 

3. Up the Intensity: Moving out of your comfort zone helps build cardio and burn calories. Kick the incline or resistance on your gym machine up a notch and try an uphill path on your jog. A high intensity workout can burn fat for up to 11 hours after you stop, according to the 2002 Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports Medicine. Don’t worry if you aren’t up for high-intensity workouts, though. Simply increasing your pace, even by a small margin, will still give improved returns. Also Mixing up your workout by shifting between high and low intensity exercises is actually better than going steady-state. Both your calories burned and overall fitness improve more when you pace yourself, not to mention it helps your endurance!

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The GoodFit Battles #6

The GoodFit Battles #6

 

Video recap from the May 24th 2014 GoodFit Battles in the Jane & Finch Community in Toronto, Canada. This event was sponsored by Pharmafreak. Made possible by H.N.I.C and yours truly – iWontLose!

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10 ways to live healthy during your busy schedule

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The GoodFit Battles 6

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Save the date – Saturday May 24 2014

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