When you think about it, your whole life is about change. Constantly. Everyone has done it many times, no matter who you are. Change is nothing to be feared; on the contrary, it’s something to be embraced in order that you make the most of your limited time here. Change is about learning, growth, development and improvement, all of which are wonderful things that have the potential to result in significant happiness and success. Depending on your background and life events, you may have changed gears in your life only a handful of times, or you may have changed so many countless times that you can’t remember how many. Sometimes you’ll have had to make significant changes in your life strictly because you had no other choice; other times, it’s been a conscious articulation of self. The point is that you’ve definitely changed before – and you’re definitely capable of doing it again.
Over the last few months, Ultimate Fitness Events (UFE) has been pleased to present you with a variety of specialty technique programs. This series of workout protocols has been a reflection of the constant need for variety in exercise execution in order to keep gains consistent and improving long-term. To date, these programs have revolved around the manipulation of sets, reps, rest periods and exercise selection. In this fourth installment of Training Tips, we’re going to look at the larger picture of periodization, wherein you as a competitive athlete apply a specific training protocol for a short block of time, then switch to a similar but distinct scheme of sets and reps to capitalize on muscle stimulation and advance your gains. This adjustment will be repeated after a second block of time, and a third scheme of sets and reps will be employed. Once again, after the completion of this new block, another one will begin, and so on.
This month marks our fourth UFE athlete profile wherein we feature the remarkable achievements of some of our outstanding male and female fitness competitors. Previous installments featured Kimberly Fry, Adam Wilks and Julie Adamson, all UFE Pro athletes with fascinating, aspirational backgrounds. In this installment, we’ll take a trip south of the border and introduce you to Men’s Double Pro Matthew Good, a UFE World Champion from the United States and husband to Kelly Good, a UFE World Champion in her own right.
INTRODUCTION This month’s installment of Muscles features the widest muscle group in your body: the back. In fact, only your glutes muscle group is bigger by volume. Although your back takes a secondary role in terms of first impressions, when you get up on stage you’d better be prepared to line up your lats (and other back muscles) and let ‘em loose. The audience – and judges with their discerning eyes – will be closely scrutinizing your upper body from the posterior position to the extent that the size and definition of your back can easily influence your result.
Ultimate Fitness Events (UFE) is pleased to bring to you the third in our four-part series on specialty training techniques. These are a series of workout protocols that deviate from the norm to produce exceptional results by stimulating your muscles in unconventional ways such that they don’t adapt and stagnate. Our first two installments discussed specialty techniques centered on leveraging exercises, sets, reps and rest periods for the purpose of muscle building. This month, it’s all about the fat burning.
Submitted By Timothy Rigby, M.A., NSCA-CPT
UFE is proud to present the third in our ongoing series of athlete profiles, in which we share the unique stories of a few chosen exceptional competitors. Our first two installments featured UFE Pros Kimberly Fry and Adam Wilks, and in this third profile we return to the women with an account of the story of UFE Pro Julie Adamson.
To date, we’ve presented to you specialized workouts to help you develop exemplary biceps and a chest that’s stage-worthy. This month, we’re going to look at another of the relatively smaller muscle groups, but one that is absolutely critical to the manner in which you project yourself to the judges and audience: your shoulders.
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INTRODUCTION In our first installment of Muscles of the Month, we looked at the importance of having an impressive chest on stage, along with training strategies and a workout you can employ to succeed in reaching that goal. In this month’s installment, we’re going to take a look at building an impressive pair of biceps muscle groups that will make you stand out from your competition.
Last month in this section of the Ultimate Fitness Events (UFE) website, we profiled Dual Pro Kimberly Fry (Figure and Glamour). This month, we give the men a turn and take a look at the journey of Adam Wilks, UFE PRO Bodybuilder, originally from Montreal and now residing in St. Thomas, Ontario. The Pro level is UFE’s highest competition level, with the other three being Novice, Open and Elite. In this way, UFE offers a unique tier level system in order to accommodate competitors of all abilities and experience levels. The long and short of it is, if you want to compete, there will always be room for you at UFE.