Hardcore Bodybuilding isn't for Everyone – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Photographer/Fitness Model - Maxwell Alexander – Duncan Avenue Studios, New York

Hardcore Bodybuilding isn’t for Everyone

Bodybuilding is often perceived by many people to be quite a hard sport. Specifically, I am referring to the intense and all-consuming nature of it. There is, however, another way to look at hardcore bodybuilding, which is building muscle tone and mass in a natural way without the use of artificial hormones such as steroids. Hardcore Bodybuilding isn’t for Everyone – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Photographer/Fitness Model – Maxwell Alexander – Duncan Avenue Studios, New York There are some people who are really into bodybuilding and they consider this sport to be hardcore by itself. The key […]

What is The Best Way To Lose Weight? – Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander

What is The Best Way To Lose Weight? – Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander

Most diets fail because they are designed to work only in the short term, which is not the best way to lose weight. Usually, this makes people eat even more when the diet is over and they are again free to choose their old unhealthy favorites. The best way to lose weight is to work on making permanent changes to your routine that will improve your overall fitness level. Over time, building muscle and developing healthy eating habits will raise your body’s metabolism so you burn more calories. This will improve the results of your exercise program, along with burning […]

Body, Mind & Spirit, with Health & Wellness Coach, Michael Murphy – Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

Interview on Body, Mind and Spirit, with Health and Wellness Coach, Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy, now in his 60s, is a health and fitness coach from Rhinebeck, NY. He is currently teaching a weekend class at the Mirbeau Hotel and Spa in Rhinebeck, where he guides his students in a class with Yoga, breath work, and meditation. In addition, he also has a busy corporate career in Analytics and loves combining his “avocation” of Health and Fitness coaching with his business career. Body, Mind & Spirit, with Health & Wellness Coach, Michael Murphy – Interview and Photography by Maxwell Alexander, EIC, Hudson Valley Style Magazine We sat down with him to learn more […]

Eating Healthy When Eating Out – Practical Advice by Coach Maxwell Alexander

Eating Healthy When Eating Out – Practical Advice by Coach Maxwell Alexander

If you go out to a restaurant to eat, you probably watch your calories very closely. To assist you with your calorie watching when dining out, these tips will help you make the most of it. Eating Healthy When Eating Out – Practical Advice by Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach – Always order salad dressings or sauces on the side, as this way you have control over how much you add to your meal. – When you order grilled fish or vegetables, you should ask that the food be grilled […]

Bodybuilding National Championships – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

Bodybuilding National Championships – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

When you start competing in bodybuildings contests, you have many, many choices. Mention a national bodybuilding national championship, and the choices are just as diverse. There really is no one national championship for bodybuilding, there are many. But some are considered more important than others and carry more weight. Bodybuilding National Championships – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander National bodybuilding championships are sponsored by various organizations. For example, the NPC National Bodybuilding championship contest is thought to be one of premier contests among serious body builders. NPC (National Physique Committee) is a very well-respected organization and their national championship […]

Top 10 Effective Bodybuilding Supplements – Bodybuilding Nutrition with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach, Fitness and Bodybuilding Photographer

Top 10 Effective Bodybuilding Supplements – Bodybuilding Nutrition with Maxwell Alexander

Thousands of body building supplements have been introduced and tested. Some are proven to work while some are just waste of precious money. Top 10 Effective Bodybuilding Supplements – Bodybuilding Nutrition with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach, Fitness and Bodybuilding Photographer Experienced body builders and athletes have listed the top 10 effective bodybuilding supplements and these are the following: 1. Probiotics. Probiotics are made from good bacteria like acidopilus and bifidus. They help the digestive system to work properly. Manufactured products containing probiotics includes special powder, yogurts, probiotic drinks, and […]

The Rising Popularity of Women's Bodybuilding – by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist – Bodybuilding and Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios / New York

The Rising Popularity of Women’s Bodybuilding

The images conjured up when you mention women’s bodybuilding are often flawed. When we speak of women’s bodybuilding, we’re not talking about beefed up women with huge muscles who resemble their male counterparts. No, women’s bodybuilding is much more than that. The Rising Popularity of Women’s Bodybuilding – Bodybuilding 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist Bodybuilding for women means working out for fitness sculpting a tight, toned body. It means losing body fat and weight by working out with weights and performing a well-balanced cardio workout as well. It means […]

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How to Get into Bodybuilding Contests through Professional Bodybuilding Photography

Many people who are big into bodybuilding get interested in entering bodybuilding contests to show off their physiques. These are great places to build confidence and motivate you to continue with your bodybuilding program. When you decide to start competing in bodybuilding contests, there are some things you should know first, and one of them is the importance of having professional bodybuilding photos to qualify for competitions. But first things first. To begin with, attend a few contests before you enter one. Watch how the participants put together their program and what the winners do that the others don’t. See […]

Why Hiking in the Hudson Valley is a Good Recreational Activity

Why Hiking in the Hudson Valley is a Good Recreational Activity

Are you interested in doing something fun and exciting on a day that you may have off from work or a weekend away from New York City? If you are and if you are like many other Americans, there is a good chance that you may be interested in doing something recreational. If you are, you have a number of different options. One of those options involves going on a hike and explore one of the best hiking trails right here in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Why Hiking in the Hudson Valley is a Good Recreational Activity – by ISSA […]

Eating for a Healthy Heart – Sports Nutrition 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Fitness Model, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist 

Eating for a Healthy Heart – Fitness Nutrition 101 with Maxwell Alexander

Bad cholesterol or a bad diet is something we all experience at some point in time. It’s impossible to eat healthy our whole lives, even though we may try hard to do it. Eating healthy for your heart is something everyone should try to do, especially when it comes to restoring health and reducing heart attacks. Eating for a Healthy Heart – Sports Nutrition 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Fitness Model, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Specialist – Presented by GREEN5 Supplements Your heart and food We know these things for sure – a […]

Bodybuilding Diet Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist – Fitness and Bodybuilding Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York

Bodybuilding Diet Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander

In bodybuilding, your diet is one of the most effective weapons you can have if you want to achieve maximum potential. Diet is so important to the bodybuilder as it not only supplies the body with the energy needed to perform your exercises as well as giving you the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Bodybuilding Diet Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist – Fitness and Bodybuilding Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York A good bodybuilding diet will include a lot of protein. It is critical […]

Healthy Eating Tips for Your Active Lifestyle

Healthy eating is a way of balancing the food you eat to keep your body in great health. With healthy eating, you’ll have energy all day, get the vitamins and minerals you need, stay strong for activities you enjoy, and maintain a healthy weight. Healthy Eating Tips for Your Active Lifestyle in the Hudson Valley – by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach Below, you’ll find tips designed to help you with healthy eating. 1. Don’t skip any meals Eating 3 meals with snacks in between is the ideal way to […]

How to Create a Custom Bodybuilding Program – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

How to Create a Custom Bodybuilding Program – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

What makes an effective bodybuilding program? Well, it’s not all about just lifting weights. A good and efficient bodybuilding program will encompass various parts of the body as well as good nutrition and lifestyle habits. What do you need to know to make a good bodybuilding program? Actually, you need to know a lot! How to Create a Custom Bodybuilding Program – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, ISSA Certified Bodybuilding Coach – Fitness and Bodybuilding Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York First and foremost, you need to pay attention to what your […]

Bodybuilding Secrets Revealed – Fitness Motivation Book by Maxwell Alexander

Bodybuilding Secrets Revealed – Fitness Motivation Book by Maxwell Alexander

Dear Friend, are you looking for a way to build muscle? Would you like the body of Arnold Schwarzenegger without buying all kinds of expensive equipment and paying thousands for bodybuilding programs and apps? Are you going to the gym every day, but there are no noticeable results? You are not alone! The art, science and goals of Bodybuilding are very different from General Fitness, so keep on reading! There’s finally a new eBook created just for people like You! And, if you really want to know the facts about bodybuilding, this ebook is definitely for YOU! This eBook covers […]

How To Lose 15 Pounds Fast – Beach Abs Challenge with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

How To Lose Weight Fast – Day 14 – Beach Abs Challenge with Maxwell Alexander

Do you want to lose weight fast? Would that be pounds of fat, water or muscle? How To Lose Weight Fast – Instagram Beach Abs Challenge Series with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach You see, when people talk about losing weight, they don’t always comprehend exactly what that means. Most people automatically connect weight with fat, but that’s not accurate. If you want to lose 15 pounds just so it looks better on the scale readout, then it probably doesn’t matter whether you lose fat, water or muscle. If you […]

Top 5 Mistakes That People Make With Kettlebells – by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist

Top 5 Mistakes That People Make With Kettlebells – Fitness at Home with Coach Maxwell Alexander

Kettlebells are the latest craze now and for good reason too. Thousands of people report health benefits such as increased strength, fat loss and a general sense of feeling fitter ever since they started working out with kettlebells. Top 5 Mistakes That People Make With Kettlebells – by Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist What’s really happening here is that more people are involving themselves in resistance training than before. This is probably due to the fact that it is a trend and people feel that it’s fun to jump on the […]

Bodybuilding Supplements Review – Bodybuilding 101 with Maxwell Alexander

Bodybuilding Supplements Review – Bodybuilding 101 with Maxwell Alexander

When you are involved in the sport of bodybuilding, taking supplements can help you hone your body to new levels. There are literally hundreds of bodybuilding supplements on the market you can choose from. The choices can be confusing. A bodybuilding supplement review can help you make the choice about which one is right for you. Bodybuilding Supplements Review – Bodybuilding 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Certified Bodybuilding Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist There are lots of different supplements you can use depending on your bodybuilding goals. Which one you choose to take makes a difference […]

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Perfumes for Men: Know Your Own Scent

It may sound funny to you, but it is really essential to understand your own scent (or “smell”), it is really good to realize and recognize how your body smells as it will affect the type of perfume you choose and be prepared for ordering perfume samples online. Perfumes for Men: Know Your Own Scent – by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine The body and skin of each person has a peculiar smell – similar to a fingerprint, voice check or a model of your chromosome. It is scientifically proven that our doubts, hopes, requirements, our nutritional preferences, […]

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Bodybuilding Equipment – Bodybuilding 101 with Maxwell Alexander

Generally, people think of bodybuilding equipment as weight machines. While weight machines are some of the best ways to work specific muscle groups, there is still a lot of other bodybuilding equipment you can use to help tone and work your muscles to their fullest potential. Of course, you will want to have some type of weights to help you with your bodybuilding goals. A stable weight bench and some barbells as well as dumbbells will help you workout at home. If you’re not able to get to a gym, having these types of weights at home will contribute to […]

Discover the Best Kettlebell Exercises with Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding Coach, Sports Nutrition Coach, Fitness Photographer

Discover the Best Bodybuilding Kettlebell Exercises with Coach Maxwell Alexander

Kettlebell Training has become super popular in recent years and I often recommend my clients to incorporate kettlebell workouts in their bodybuilding programs. The key to success when doing resistance and bodybuilding training is consistency with variation. You need to exercise regularly to build up your strength and stamina. Many people are able to achieve this. The second component is to add variety to your bodybuilding workouts. Many people get stuck here. Discover the Best Kettlebell Exercises with Coach Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding Coach, Sports Nutrition Coach, Fitness Photographer We are all creatures of habit […]

Bodybuilding Exercises – Bodybuilding 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, ISSA Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition Coach, Fitness Photographer (Duncan Avenue Studios, New York)

Bodybuilding Exercises – Bodybuilding 101 with Maxwell Alexander

In a bodybuilding program, the exercises that you do can make all the difference between an effective program and one that won’t do much good. The good thing is that there are many, many bodybuilding exercises you can incorporate into your workout that will help grow your muscles and keep you fit and trim. Bodybuilding Exercises – Bodybuilding 101 with Maxwell Alexander, MA, BFA, ISSA Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition Coach, Fitness Photographer (Duncan Avenue Studios, New York) For big legs, you’ll want to do a lot of barbell squats and dead lifts. The resistance you are […]