I took this sample test for the NSCA-CPT and I got most of them right. This is just from my hobby of working out at the gym for years. Think I should start studying just to make my hobby more complete.
This year I wanted challenge myself with some new training, instead of the usual weight lifting. I decided I would go for the planche. Planche seems nearly impossible, but with hard work and dedication I believe it’s possible. At least that’s what I learned from the youtube videos I watched 😛 I usually do some calisthenics training after my weight lifting, but with this addition at home, I could work on the progression on a daily base.
So…my DNA results came in. For what? To check your balance between slow-twitch and fast-twitch muscles. I fit right into the balanced type. Which means, i’m good for both endurance and strength training. But no super genetics where I grow faster than the average or anything. If you put it in a negative way, I am just.. JUST average ! But hey, at least I know I could just keep my current workout menu between lowrep and highrep cycles.
As someone who goes to the gym, you’d be interested in what type of muscle you are dominant in. Fast-twitch or Slow-twitch muscle? I shouldn’t say dominant, but more of which is your strength out of these two. Back in the day, I read that you had to cut a piece of your muscle tissue and have it tested. Thank god for the evolution in science. Now you only need some DNA from your mouth 🙂 I shall post my results in 2 weeks. I’m hoping I don’t get the average muscle balance!
If you see this deck sitting in someone’s room, you know that Batman is their favorite hero! I couldn’t resist picking up this board solely for display. Besides, I ride a 8 inch and this one was 8.125 😛
Personally, this deck added a huge value since it is also a Daewon Song deck! One of my favorite skaters… Don’t know who? Check out his god-like technical tricks below!
It’s time for a quick and dirty review on my impressions with pre-workout. Not to mention this is the first time i’ve taken pre-workout’s with caffeine in them. I had about 10 workout sessions with this pre-workout and let me say I definitely feel the kick. How you react to the 175mg of caffeine depends on your usual daily consumption, but I rarely take any caffeine. Maybe 30~40mg a day tops. With this said, I feel energized and motivated during my 60~90 minute workout. I’m pushing myself harder and the amount of sweat is proving the hard work. 2nd week and I already pushed up my weight for every exercise. So far, this feels like a miracle worker. Let’s see how long this will last. I don’t want to become dependent on this, so my plan is to have a 3~4 week pre-workout period, and a week off. Hoping that my resistance towards caffeine would reset during the off-week.
I am pretty sure I have mentioned that i’ve been working out for 15+ years now, but surprisingly..or at least what reaction I get from others is that I have never taken any supplements or such besides Creatine monohydrate and Protein whey powder. I decided to try this pre-workout to maximize my performance from an energy stand point and also most importantly, focus. Someone that works out to gain muscle will always hit a plateau, but this time in seemed serious. I started to change up my intervals from 90~120 seconds to 60 seconds, and so far I had 4 sessions. Killer sessions indeed. Now I hope this pre-workout will trigger something positive both physically and mentally. Review to come in a few weeks 🙂
I’ve been going to the gym for over 10 years now. With the 10 years, I have accumulated along knowledge picked up from sources such as books and online material. I haven’t been a heavy lifter at all, just a little above average but I seem to have hit another one of those walls. There’s too much information online these days, you don’t know which one you should follow? Well, the simplest answer is to stick with the method that gives your body results. There’s no golden rule that sticks with each person. Especially because each person is different from a genetic perspective. So, now I will change up my routine and actually try to pre-workout and see where this will lead me.