Welcome back to another edition of The Build for Life & Times blog. I'm hoping to make these a more daily occurance going forward. What you'll see is a bit less written content on my end but more links to great pieces from around the 'net.
Optimize Your Time of Training
The age old question — when is the best time to train? About.com's Paul Rogers tackles the question and gives some alternative optimization options for all times of the day.
Although there is no universally perfect time to train because it depends on a host of personal variables, there are factors worth considering that may help you optimize your results — whether it's weight training, cardio or anything in between.
Powerlifting pionner Robert Cortes passes away
PowerliftingWatch.com had some sad news today about one of the pioneers of modern powerlifting, Robert Cortes passing away late last week.
Robert's powerlifting can be traced back to the 60's and it has been said that one reason the master's division was created was due to Robert having to compete (and often placing) against younger lifters such as a young Mike Bridges, and a young Rickey Dale Cain to list just a few. He has been induced into the USPA, WABDL, USPF California, and most recently the AAU Powerlifting Hall of Fame. (His last public appearance in Oct. of 2013.)
He has held multiple world records in numerous federations in the bench, squat, and deadlift, with his last meet taking place just after his 80th birthday.
The Most Common Workout Mistakes
BornFitness.com's Adam Bornstein takes a look at some of the most common workout mistakes, ones he did during his early days in fitness.
When I look back, it’s easy to see the workout mistakes I was making. About every three months I would suffer some sort of injury or setback. And while I was training hard, the sessions were painful. My joints hurt. My strength increases were fewer and farther between, and in all honesty, my body just wasn’t changing that much.
Turns out, the problem was me and my approach to exercise.
The True Beast Unleashed: How Hugh Jackman Became the Wolverine
Hugh Jackman is 45-years-old but he looks better than ever, how does he get into such insane shape for the role? BodyBuilding.com and Train Magazine's Matthew Power tackles the tough task and includes a full diet and workout plan.
Body-Solid Product of the Day: G9S Two-Stack Gym
This multi-station workhorse provides health club quality strength training for up to three people simultaneously.
The G9 series of gyms features a multi-function Press Arm Station for bench press, incline press, shoulder press and chest supported mid row exercises.