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Starting Strong, Issue #008 -, Get Pumped-Up For Your Training!
July 05, 2010
Happy July 4th!
There's tons of new content on the site, and I've included songs to get you pumped and ready to train hard & lift heavy. I leave you to go on with your training with a few words from one of my heroes, Winston Churchill. He may not have had much physical strength, but his psychological and spiritual strength are still inspiring.
"We have not journeyed across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy."
Make that you attitude when you don't think you can finish your workout.
Table of Contents
2) Free Weight Training Guide
3) Definition of Weight Training Sets and Reps
4) Weight Lifting Dumbbells - Part 2
5) Free Weight Training Exercises
6) Weight Lifting Foods To Build Muscle
7) Abdominal Exercise For Women: Crucial Pointers & Advice
8) Lifting Weights to Lose Weight? Well...
9) Abdominal Muscle Anatomy: How Abs Are Put Together
10) Plank Exercises: How To Build Awesome Core & Ab Strength
11) SELECT ARTICLE- Want Great Weight Lifting Music? 7 Songs to Pump You Up!
This free weight training schedule hits the upper and lower body on different days, and is formatted in an easily download-able PDF. Try it, and start getting stronger!
This free weight training guide give you everything you need to know to start weight training - routines, advice, and guidelines for productive training!
Find out what weight training sets and reps are right here, as well as what number of reps do what for you.
Variations for weight lifting dumbbells in your workout, where to buy dumbbells, and specifics for getting the strength and muscles you want from dumbbell training. Check it out!
These free weight training exercises are great for getting started lifting. Squat, bench press, shoulder press, lunge... Learn how to do tons of weight lifts and exercises!
By eating the right weight lifting foods you can gain muscle much faster than by eating junk. Lean the right foods and when to eat them to get the most out of your training!
Learn all about abdominal exercise for women, with guidelines for ab training along with exercises, workouts, and exercise programs.
Is lifting weights to lose weight a good idea? Get the answer, along with more info on how to lose weight.
Learn about your abdominal muscle anatomy. How the rectus abdominis, external oblique, internal oblique, and the transverse abdominis form your abs.
How to correctly perform 4, 3, & 2-point plank exercises, and use them in your workouts to build ab and core strength.
11) Want Great Weight Lifting Music? 7 Songs to Pump You Up!
When I'm working out I enjoy having great music that helps transmute my blood into fire. Focus and fully committing your spirit to the workout are just as important as the physical details of strength training.
Listen to these songs when you're getting ready to workout, in the car on the way, or if you've got one of those new-fangled iPods you can listen to them while you workout.
It's a slightly eclectic bunch of songs, but they embody drive and character.
1. Battle Without Honor Or Humanity by Tomoyasu Hotei
Battle Without Honor Or Humanity comes from Quentin Tarantino's awesome movie Kill Bill Vol. 1. There's something about the fight scenes with ladies swinging katana and using powerful martial techniques that's jut amazing. The link above has the song on Youtube with a windmill in the background, for reasons I can't explain.
2. Rocky's Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
Rocky. This is classic. At my college they play this in the library during finals week each hour, on the hour. Enough said.
3. You're The Best Around from The Karate Kid (original)
And from the 80s we have the final fighting music from The Karate Kid. It's just like the music says, "You're the best around!"
4. Heaven Help Us (Europa Instrumental) by Globus Music
This is just instrumental, but has an excellent beat and suitably epic energy!
5. Picturing the Past by Sonata Arctica
A great beat, and awesome song. It's about continuing to fight till the end of time. Sometimes it seems that the entire universe unifies itself against you, and those are the times when you have to push your hardest and not lose heart.
6. Wizards in Winter by The Trans-Siberian Orchestra
OK, this has a Christmas feel to it. Not perfectly appropriate in July, but I don't care. It's got power and beat, and instrumental depth.
7. I'll Make a Man Out of You from Mulan
Finally, the ultimate workout song. Mulan learning what it means to be a man, and painfully slogging her way there.
Starting Strong brings you the latest additions to Complete-Strength-Training.Com & select articles about how to get STRONG.
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Train hard, do your best, & see you next month!
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