Where’s Your Heart At?
Starring Francis Atta and ADAMwontLOSE
This week we select Jayson Prince a Youth Leader/Basketball Coach with the iWontLose Awards. JP has devoted time, effort, and personal funds in working with youths using basketball as a catalyst to implement positive change. He is is extremely passionate with working with youths and has demonstrated his commitment in providing support and mentor-ship to youths in so called ‘high risked neighborhoods’.
I want you all to help me give some well deserved recognition to Jayson Prince.
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iWontLose Awards recognizes individuals who are pursuing their life goals/dreams. This week we proudly feature Abdallah Khatib.
Mr. Khatib is a 22 year old gentlemen living in Curacao. His an amateur bodybuilder and has competed in a couple of Extreme Power Competitions (2nd and 3rd place respectively). His currently in law school as well. His someone who believes in being Laser Focused in pursuing ones life goals. Please help me recognize Abdallah Khatib by showing him some well deserved props!
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[VIDEO] Speaking at the PYB YOUTH Basketball SUMMER CAMP
I had no idea that there would be a recording but like they say: “IF YOU STAY READY YOU WON’T HAVE TO GET READY”.
Special Thank You to Jayson Prince for inviting me in to speak to his #LASERFOCUSED Youths.
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5 Reasons Why You Aren’t Building Muscle
Why Aren’t I Building Muscles?
People workout for many different reasons such as getting chizzled abs, firmer glutes, and more defined quads or biceps are all common motivators for going to the gym. That’s why it can be discouraging for people when they seem to do everything right but just aren’t gaining muscle as fast—or as much—as they’d like. Here are a few things that could be getting in the way:
1.Not Enough Weight:
Stretches and lifts may make you feel the burn, but these won’t add muscles without weight to back them up. If you want size, shape, and definition, you need to add weights—it’s that simple!
2. Missing Mind-Muscle Control:
When working out, it’s important to focus on each movement you make. Letting the routine take over and simply going through movement patterns means you aren’t giving full focus or exertion to the exercise. Just by paying attention you can give yourself a more concentrated workout and a better result.
3. Poor Form:
Each movement or exercise has a corresponding form that can maximize the result. Take a leg press for example. Placing your weight higher on the foot pad emphasizes glute and hamstring focus. Adjustments to stances, realignment of posture, or slight shifts in balance can change how your muscles react and build.
4. Insufficient Calories:
Working out is what motivates your muscles, but growing takes fuel as well. Eating enough just to sustain yourself is fine, but sustaining is all you’ll end up doing. Evaluate your diet and see if you’re in a calorie surplus. If you aren’t, try increasing your intake by 200 calories per week until you start seeing the desired growth. Sticking to healthy food choices will ensure gains in lean muscle as opposed to body fat.
5. Not Enough Sleep:
A good, 7-9 hour sleep helps recharge the body build muscle for two main reasons. The first is that muscles don’t grow when they’re used—they grow after use during periods of rest. Insufficient rest interferes with the anabolic process and will slow muscle growth. The second reason is that the body’s internal clock causes more growth hormones to be released during the night. Getting proper sleep lets your body fully capitalize on turning the day’s work into nighttime muscle growth.
With these tidbits in mind, take a look at your workout, diet, and schedule to see what changes can be made to help see the growth you desire. Small changes can see big returns over time, so just keep working out; stay focused, but don’t stay strong—get stronger!
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.
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Check out Get to know me Pt.1 from 2012 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6nEJ…
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Pain VS Hurt
Dr. Joel N.M Kerr, @InfoTHI
The old saying “no pain, no gain” has been taken too literal nowadays.
With enormous pressure on an athlete’s performance, coupled with faulty training protocols that neglect adequate assessments, more and more young bodies are succumbing to preventable injuries.
Courtesy: Runners Connect
Regardless if you are an athlete or not, the ability to listen to your body is probably the single best tool you can posses. However, one must first understand what the body is trying to say.
In order for the body to adapt, such as getting bigger, stronger and faster, it needs to be stressed, via training.
Pain, or the perception of, is a natural consequence of taxing your body. There is “good pain” and “bad pain.”
The “good pain” is you reaching the necessary threshold needed to facilitate adaptation and growth in your body. Many describe this feeling as a “burn.” This form of pain should only be felt while you are engaged in the activity, and stop shortly after.
The “bad pain” is you going so far passed the aforementioned threshold that your body is being harmed. A cascade effect begins to happen at this point. Form is compromised, soft tissue is compromised, and physiological defense mechanism engage, such as muscle spasms.
“Bad pain” can also occur more abruptly and traumatically. It is always necessary to be concerned if onset of pain is sudden, sharp and debilitating. This includes tears, strains, and dislocations.
A clear indication of when to stop activity is if pain is felt locally. A warning sign of your entire arm being sore and in minor pain is normal, but when you only feel pain in a localized area, such as your elbow, then it may cause for concern. If you are working both legs for example, and the pain or soreness is on one side, it could spell injury.
When one does not put a stop to “bad pain” as soon as it is recognized, it will eventually lead to hurt. Being “hurt” in this context means structures do not only need time to heal, but need secondary interventions, like medical attention and/or therapy.
Being hurt means you are injured to the point where you cannot function. The severity of being hurt varies widely, ranging from a couple of days of rest to surgeries to possible forceful retirement.
Our responsibility is to provide you with the necessary tools and knowledge to safely conduct yourselves when not being supervised. There will be times over the course of any career in which you will be forced to tend to yourself. Below explains what you can do to control any unforeseen injuries that may arise.
Rest, keep injury site as still as possible to prevent further injury. Use sling or brace when necessary. The goal is relax and prevent blood flow and inflammation to site of injury.
Ice, is the most important tool for acute injuries. It will help to reduce pain, swelling, bleeding and inflammation. Apply as soon as possible, and never directly onto bare skin. Apply for 20 minutes every 2-3 hours for the first 24-48 hours for best effectiveness.
Compression, helps to manage bleeding, swelling and provides added support and stability. Compression can be tricky, tightness needs to be comfortable, if you get numb then it is too tight and restricting blood flow.
Elevation, keep injury above heart level. This helps redirect blood flow, helps reduce swelling, bleeding and pain.
Heat, will increase blood circulation, promote bleeding, swelling and inflammation. Be cautious when taking baths, showers, or stepping into any high temperature environment like a sauna following an injury.
Alcohol, promotes bleeding and swelling. Most importantly, it can mask perception of pain, which can potentially lead to more damage to the injury.
Running, and other exercise can promote blood flow, and without clearance from your health professional, can potentially cause further injury.
Massage, direct pressure and manual manipulation of an injured area can increase blood circulation, and harm tissue. Direct massage however can be beneficial after 48hours to an injury.
Many people are surprised to hear that diet also plays a major role in the recovery process. Here are some guidelines to help speed up your recovery.
Stay Away From Foods That Promote Inflammation
- Fatty meats, fatty cheeses, high sugar food items such as baked goods, ice cream, high starch based foods such as white flour, white bread and potatoes.
On the other hand, these are foods that will support healing.
- Calcium and magnesium rich foods assists in reducing muscle cramps. These include sesame seeds, yogurt, low fat milk.
- Vitamin C-rich foods contain tissue and cell healing properties. These include citrus fruits, berries, peppers, broccoli
- Many foods contain anti-inflammatory properties that assist in reducing pain from inflammation. These include cherries, raspberries, celery, mild curry and cayenne spice, fatty fish such as salmon
- Lastly, protein rich foods directly assists in rebuilding muscle and damaged soft tissue. These include fish, lean meats like turkey and chicken breast, pumpkin seeds, soy beans and legumes
Inspiration Story: Living the I WONT LOSE life
Today we share an inspiration story about Glenn who has adopted an I Wont Lose mindset to achieve his goals. Do you live the iwontlose lifestyle? Let us know!