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Friday, March 30, 2012

Take it or leave it, it works for me, might not work for you… Training Advice

Please remember that I am not a boffin when it comes to training, but I do enjoy sharing my routines and what I do and what works for me…

Most peeps that are bulking up and wanting to put on more muscle usually train using heavy weights and doing low reps; you should see results provided you do this with a good diet, well a good diet is always paramount.

However, you might find yourself at a stage where your not seeing any more results or you are not making anymore progress, well, this is the situation I found myself in and after taking some of Ryan’s advice I started to see progress and results again, and even better results than before.

All I did was change my training routine to lighter weights and more reps… Now yes, people would say that this will just tone you and some may argue that it is utter nonsense, but it worked for me, and I also started seeing more muscle gains.

I have been doing this for about half a year now, and am now starting to get back into training with heavier weights and less reps again, and the results and my body’s response is even more impressive than before.

I am not too sure what the science is behind this, I would advise that you do some of your own research before… Here are a few sites I checked out:

www.musculardevelopment.com highlights that high rep training could be great for stimulating muscle growth, there is an increase in blood flow which enhances nutrient delivery and causes a massive increases in nitric oxide and greater muscle pumps, which stimulate muscle growth, i.e. the 50 rep squats to blast leg muscle.

Other articles you can check out:

The reason it worked for me might have been the fact that I already had a good base to start off from, and had been training with heavy weights and low reps before, thus when changing my routine I confused my body, meaning it was not used to the training and responded accordingly, and now when changing back to doing heavy weights and low reps again, once again, it has now gotten used to doing light weights and high reps and now needs to adjust back to the old routine, and now providing even better results.

I don’t know, maybe I am talking shit, but hey, it worked for me, might not work for you, take it or leave it.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Some memorable times...

Lassie and myself during the time that I stayed at my Aunt and Uncle in JHB after moving from DBN

At the Serendepitea fundraising fashion show and auction

Ryan and I walking the Sisters with Blisters walk

Jeff and I at his New Years party

Ryan and I at the Kylie Minogue concert at Sun City

My brother and I while visiting in Struisbaai

During the World Cup on the Durban Beach Front

Group Photo at Jeff's New Years party

Group photo at the VEGA orientation day

On the rocks while visiting the family in Struisbaai

My Cape Town stop over on the way to JHB from DBN with some awesome Durban mates!

MC'ng the FUSUN fun fest

Taking my bro for a walk in Struisbaai

Ryan and I at Jeff's New Years party

Monday, March 12, 2012


Let the world be your Oyster, the Universe your playground! Live with no limits! Think the impossible and never be satisfied! It’s a journey…

Monday, March 5, 2012

Karl Van Heerden Shoot Part 2

Ecos, Chakras and New Apartment...

So I opened up my economics manual today to start working on the brain builders, and fark me! Ecos is no joke this year… Anyway, decided to procrastinate for now and write a blog :0)

Today was our hand in for our creative assignment (Much better than doing economics). Above is a pic of the one piece I did.

Ryan and myself worked on it over the weekend, it has been created using the long exposure photography technique and displays where our chakras are located in our bodies and their colors.

Hitting the gym today was also no fun, considering their aircons and water supplies were down, pretty much cut my workout short and headed home, to work on my economics, which now I am clearly not doing… Going to have to get back to that…

Another thing I cannot get off my mind is moving into our new place, we found an amazing apartment pretty central to everything. Some of the weekend was also dedicated to looking for furniture for the new place.

It is an old block that has been maintained really well and renovated over time, still keeping some of the original features such as the high ceilings, loads of light and wooden floors. We should be moving in already in April!

It is also scary to think that we are already in the 3rd month of the year, about 4 weeks left till my next holiday, which also means that there is less time till tests start… Eish…

Anyhow, let me sign off and hit these ecos books! Hope you all have a super week!