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.
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.
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.
PRE-EXHAUST * SMALL ANGLES * REST RUNDOWN
Ultimate Fitness Events (UFE) is pleased to present the second in our four-part series on specialty training techniques. These innovative training protocols serve as ways to break from the norm of boring, same-old exercises using traditional rep schemes and overused four-day or weekly splits. Specialty techniques infuse the elements of creativity and innovation to give you a mental spark, while delivering consistent gains leading to improved results. In turn, you should be able to enter a competition with an extra edge over your fellow athletes.
Ultimate Fitness Events (UFE) is pleased to introduce to our website a new training series named MUSCLES OF THE MONTH (MOTM). The information provided each month is one of the many new features on our website to help you get into the best shape of your life and make your journey to the UFE stage.
Each monthly MOTM installment will provide a competitor-friendly, intermediate-level education on a respective muscle group plus a unique, specially designed workout program based on the muscles involved. Whether your ambition is to compete in Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness Model, Figure, Bikini or Glamour, you’ll be certain to benefit and learn; in turn, you should observe significant improvements to the size and shape of your muscles. This new series will be written by Timothy Rigby, M.A., NSCA-CPT who has written over 240 full-length training packages for several of the world’s leading fitness publications.
Everyone wants that extra edge. That little-known piece of information that sets you apart from the rest; that pushes your gains over the top and helps you hit your goals efficiently. Competitive athletes at all levels constantly seek some sort of special technique to training that stimulates your gains faster and more significantly than your same old workout – and your competition. When it comes to fitness, you truly have a blank cheque at your disposal, and your approach to training is limited only by your imagination. Bodybuilders, Fitness Models, Figure and Physique athletes, Bikini and Glamour athletes are all free to incorporate as much sound creativity as desired when it comes to implementing a radical method of training in their journey to competition. This is to say, however, that such methods must be structured and scientifically valid.
2019 has arrived! Welcome to your brand new year in fitness and the launch of the all-new Ultimate Fitness Events (UFE) blog.
The impressive array of natural fitness athletes and models you observe gracing this website all have three things in common: (1) none of them were born with the same physique you seem them with now; (2) they all arrived at a point in their lives where they observed they had potential – then followed through by taking measures to fulfill their goals; and (3) they incorporated fitness training as an adjunct to health, nutrition, diet and a clean lifestyle. These three common denominators reliably produced not only physical but mental and emotional gains, culminating in substantial improvements to their overall quality of life. When it came time to step off-stage at the conclusion of a fitness competition, the gains and wins remained, accentuating each individual’s family life and work life. It’s easy to see that fitness competition literally changes you for the better, forever.
Why do some competitors do fasted cardio in the morning while others insist on having something to eat first? Fasted cardio provides the benefit of forcing the body to utilize bodyfat for energy due to the fact that there is less available blood sugar and muscle glycogen.
On the other hand, cardio after a meal allows one to work at a higher intensity level and burn a higher number of calories (though a lower percentage will come from bodyfat). The type of cardio you select may depend on your schedule and your preferences. If you have the option, try both and see what works for you.
Contest season is approaching, and we all know how important it is to choose the right coach in order to have the best contest prep experience possible. Here is a simple checklist to go through when looking for a coach/trainer to help you get ready for a bodybuilding, fitness, figure, or bikini competition.