The basics- What do you really need to start going to the gym?

If you pick up a muscle mag at the check out line, you’re overwhelmed by the number of ads telling you what you need to build muscle and lose weight. I made the mistake of listening to the magazines and bought all the latest supplements and equipment they suggested. Below is my list of things that you need when you start going to the gym. 1. Workout clothes- You don’t need fancy, designer workout clothes to go the gym. I used an old pair of shorts, a t-shirt and hoodie.…

Why Did I Start Lifting Weights

I was never a skinny kid. We ate well at home. My mother was (and still is) a good cook. She can also bake pretty good too. Growing up we always had home cooked meals on the table and when we didn’t, we went out to good restaurants.  I grew up playing soccer and that was enough to keep me from getting fat. I was never encouraged to lift weights. To the contrary, I was told that weight training would make me big and fat. This resulted in me being…