Steve Cook takes a moment before the first ever Olympia Men’s Physique competition to talk about competing, what it means to be a #swoldier, and how he stays balanced by being physical, mental, and spiritual.
As a good guy, it’s important to improve your physical health. I get it, though. I remember how intimidated I was going to the gym for the first time. Then there are the supplement stores. Wading your way through a GNC can be like learning the Dewey Decimal system for the first time. Today, I’m going to focus on basic supplements every good guy should be taking in addition to hitting the gym. If you want to put on size, you need supplements.
You can have a corporate job, a family, and still be lean and mean. Anyone in fitness will tell you it’s all about diet. Control what you eat. One of the easiest ways is to keep the right snacks in your car. I’ve prepared a list of healthy snacks I keep in my car. Whether you’re on the run, out of gas in the middle of nowhere, a disaster zone, or just wanting a late night snack after going to a club or an event; here’s what you can store:
Watch the interview with James Ellis, one of the top 3 fitness models in the past five years. He’s been on 36 magazine covers, has appeared on the Ellen show 30 times, and won the World Championship title for the WBFF. Like me, James was scrawny in high school, but had a photolot to offer. He was bullied, which caused depression and self-doubt, which in turn led to him almost failing high school. Then one day, he heard the song “Lose Yourself” by Eminem, and decided he wasn’t going to let anyone keep him from becoming the best man he could be. He started working out, got shredded beyond belief, and graduated with honors from college.
A few years back one of my buddies was determined to lose weight and get ripped. He asked for some advice, and being a good friend, I put together a diet plan for him. Healthy living is a lifestyle, though. After all the hours I put into making that diet, he didn’t follow it at […]
Editor’s note: Zac Woodfin is a contributor who was a Green Bay Packer’s strength and conditioning coach, and is currently the head of a university football strength and conditioning program. He has a B.S. in exercise science from UAB. Zac has played for the Baltimore Ravens, the Houston Texans, and the Green Bay Packers. After […]