It is often a challenge to find a topic for our next blog, the more we actively think about it the more elusive the topic becomes. Working out always clears our minds; it allows the unencumbered flow of thoughts and ideas, that is when inspiration comes. The other day while working out at the gym, I was watching people come in to the gym from their day at work, suddenly it hit me.....if most people committed to the health of their own bodies like they do their actual job th
Have you ever heard of or tried a conditioning workout? If not, you have to try them. They are intense and effective. This is not just any old workout. This is a fun yet challenging way to get your heart rate up, get in and out of the gym all while helping to burn fat. But believe us, these aren't for the weak hearted. If you are a beginner, then we would advise you to practice the below exercises first for a few weeks. Learn and execute proper technique before you begin thi
Now that the kids are back at school you might be thinking…. “how do I get back on track with my fitness and nutrition goals?” Summer, although it's a fun season with the warm weather, BBQs, patios, celebrations, camping, etc… It can also leave you with partying gift of a few (or more) extra pounds than you came into summer with. We understand that for parents it can be challenging to get those healthy meals and workouts in. Even more so when the kids are on school break. So
We wanted to give you some helpful tips on what you can start doing to start putting on some health, lean, muscle tissue. Here are 10 things which to do in order to maximize your effectiveness of your workouts: 1- Get and use a training log. This is so over looked and goes right to the top of the list. Tracking is key!! Using tracking as a way to self monitor has been proven to increase motivation and self confidence. 2- Use as much weight as possible for the number of prescr
When you are striving to make great changes to your body we know it can be confusing because you are being bombarded with conflicting health & fitness information at every turn you look. From fad diets to the latest and greatest workout gizmos, celebrity magazines claiming to drop 3 dress sizes in 2 weeks. What should you do at this point and who should you believe and trust? We never claimed the system that we prescribe is the only way to get results. In fact we use many a
Want to add a good finisher to your upper body day workout? Give this ladder workout a try and let us know how it goes! What you need: Assisted pull up bar (or if you can do 10 body weight pull ups than great!) or a lat pull down machine. If you can't do pull ups or don't have access to an assisted pull up machine us the lat pull down machine. How to perform the workout:
1. Choose your fitness level.
2. Time how long it takes you to finish the ladder drill.
3. As little re
A very common reason why people fail trying to lose weight or build muscle is due to their unrealistic expectations. Most have this mindset that there must be an easier way. Let's just settle record here and say that there are NO shortcuts to obtaining physical conditioning and health. Permanent physique transformation and optimal health is the result of a LIFETIME COMMITMENT to proper training and nutrition, with addition to other variables. In our microwave society, we expe
Do you ever feel like some days you are 100% committed to your goals. The fire is burning so red hot under your butt that nothing is going to stop you! You say to yourself "I am going to crush it today!!!" And then an hour passes or the next day, it's like that fire just got rained on and your motivation disappeared like you never even had it? You find yourself sitting on the couch, contemplating whether or not to get up and before you know it you have talked yourself out of
Hi Everyone, If only it were that easy! Will it can be when you have the road map! Apex Physiques is back with tips on how to make your shoulders look more sexier than ever! After a lot of experimentation and careful thought we came up with a workout that will give you nice round shapely shoulders that will create the illusion of a smaller waist. However that does not mean you should not keep your diet in check. As we always say, nutrition is the foundation of all results. Th
Are you a type of person that loathes doing lots of cardio when it comes to fat loss? Well good news, we have something that you can add to your workout routine. However, the one thing that always needs to be in check and you need to be consistent with is your nutrition. Nutrition is going to be the KEY component your physique goals, both for lean muscle gain and fat loss. Next should be strength training and then adding cardio (various types) into the mix. Th
Water, H2O, Agua, whatever you would like to call it….It is ESSENTIAL to life! If you went a few days without water…..death would be knocking at your door very quickly from dehydration. That is why we cannot stress enough about the importance of proper and adequate hydration. Did You know??
Your body is made up of 60% of water? Bones contain 22% water, adipose tissue contains about 25% water, muscles cells contain 75% water, and blood contains nearly 83% water. That’s a whol
Seems like a silly questions right? I mean...isn't breathing automatic and don't I already know how to breath? Well, yes, unconsciously we all continue to breathe because of our autonomic nervous system but as we go through life many things change the quality of how we breath. We adapt and change as we go through life and most of the time, we aren't paying attention to the little things that have a huge impact on our health and wellness. All forms of life are made up of milli
Have you read the book, What You Say When You Talk To Yourself, by Dr. Shad Helmstetter? It is an awesome read. He says in the book, "We become the programs that we get most" In other words, the things we say over and over again to ourselves, whether is out loud or not, gets stronger and stronger through repetition. We become what we give energy to. Most people, when they set a new goal and before they even begin, have a pre-recorded tape playing in their mind, counting thems
Today, we want to talk to you about the power of tracking. Getting into the habit of tracking will get you from where you are to where you want to be. You just need to be consistent with it. Here’s a 30 day exercise to show you how tracking is a very powerful tool. First, you will need a small notebook or a smartphone notes app. And let's say your goal is to transform your physique, as an example. Use your notebook or app and write down whatever goes into your mouth. Everythi
Have you ever sat in a nice hot bath, full of bubbles and over time, the water becomes warm and the before you know it all the bubbles are gone and the water is cold? And it no longer is enjoyable? That’s exactly what happens with motivation. Losing motivation is common and it does happen. So what do you need to do when this happens or what can you do to be proactive? Well, first thing is….DON’T SETTLE or make any excuses! Take ACTION! Don’t just get motivated, get INSPIRED!