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Raising The Steaks

HEY ALL!

I just wanted to say that I’ve been raising the steaks, and things have been going well!  Yes..I mean steaks and not stakes!  I also have to say that these steaks have been delicious!

I’ve been eating huge amounts of meat these past few weeks as I have been focusing on a primal diet.  I also want you to know that it has worked out well!  I love eating steak, and I love eating chicken.  It also helps that I have a lot of seasonings stocked up.  It’s also needless to say that my grill has gotten a lot of practice.

How I Grill My Steaks
How I Grill My Steaks

As I mentioned a few days ago, the primal dieting has been helping me quite a lot.  I’ve noticed that I’m healthier and I have learned how to cook and shop smarter.

Today, I want to be more specific!  I’ll give you some details and you can possibly decide upon changing up your own diet and making new choices.  Keep in mind that I am not a dietitian, and also that some diets may be a better suit for you, ex: Maybe try a vegan diet.

I’m losing weight:  I have been losing a lot of weight.  To be honest, it’s definitely something that should be expected.  I went from eating high calorie foods to low calories.  On days that I eat chicken breasts throughout the day, I’m only taking in about 1800 calories and that’s counting my baked potatoes and my breakfasts which include eggs and sausage.

DISEASE Symptoms are going away:  My crohn’s disease and eczema are much milder than they were a few months ago.  A few months before December, they were much worse.  Through steady, persistent changes I had gotten healthier but now I am saying that the symptoms are extremely mild and almost nonexistent.

More ENERGY!:  I am feeling great!  I am ready to take charge and enjoy every day.  I live happily and energetically, and it’s honestly surprising that a diet with such fewer carbs is doing that for me.  I can’t say why I’m having this effect, but I can say that I’m happy that it’s going so well for me.

I hope that I am giving you a little bit of insight into primal dieting, Crohn’s Disease, and fitness with these blogs.  Continue to read and feel free to download the Maxed Out Muscles app!

Originally posted 2016-03-08 15:21:29.

Maxed Out Muscles Android App

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A new Android app, check it out!!!  Maxed Out Muscles has a new Android app for you. The app has a sweet clean design, with sorted categories for you to find what you want quickly.

On top of that new updated post come straight to you with notifications. You don’t have to sign into wordpress, however we do need you gmail address for the notifications, and the ability to comment on the posts on the fly. Also, you as a user can suggest new ideas for the app by contacting me via email or in the comments. 🙂 I hope you love what we’ve done for you.

Get it now on the Google Play store. It is titled Maxed Out Muscles, but I’ll post the link below to take you directly to it if you want to download it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jf.maxedoutmuscles.application

Thanks for your constant support to Maxed Out Muscles and enjoy the app!

Originally posted 2016-03-06 10:12:17.

Training By Feel and Happy Shredding

Why would you worry so much about lifting heavy weights or doing a ton of reps?  Worry about the form and don’t sweat it when something hurts(as long as you aren’t tearing yourself apart!!).

That’s the advice that someone gave me when I started working out.  I know that it’s fairly practical advice and it’s basically common sense, but it’s a helpful reminder.

I think that the more I work out, the more I learn it’s not about the weight you lift but the work that gets done.

again, DUH!

but seriously guys?  How easy is it to forget about the overall form and burn you get in your muscles and sometimes focus too much on weight.  I know I have!  It’s just SUPER SUPER EASY to focus more on the weight since everyone…and I mean EVERY GUY I KNOW..wants to get big and lift heavy things once they get into the gym.  I’m certainly not the exception.

Today was definitely a reality check as I committed to my own advice in this blog.  I lifted slightly less weight but I definitely had proper form and felt some amazing “Rippin’ and tearin'” as my friends called it!

So, not a bad workout today for chest and triceps and many more strong work outs to come!

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Also, it is cutting season guys!  It’s the time of year that many of us are trying to cut back calories and up the cardio so that we can have a lean, aesthetic body for spring.  

With this in mind, I have been getting up earlier to do my cardio first thing in the mornings!  My goal has been an hour of fasted cardio in the morning and my workout in the afternoon.  Try it, I can promise it will, more than likely, help you a lot!

I say that because, from experience, I’ve always done my cardio after my workouts and typically I’m already tired from training so I don’t go all out!  I know if you do the cardio in the morning and stick to the goal of one hour you will burn a lot more calories daily.

Good luck guys!  Train by feel and have a great time this cutting season!

Originally posted 2016-01-18 19:34:18.