5 Yoga Poses for Bodybuilders and Weightlifters Recommended by Coach and Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander

5 Yoga Poses for Bodybuilders and Weightlifters Recommended by Coach Maxwell Alexander

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Bodybuilders and weightlifters need to pay special attention to their mobility and flexibility since it’s an integral part of their workouts and physical health in general. By taking the time to stretch regularly before training, bodybuilders and weightlifters can prevent any injuries that might compromise their performance in the gym or at competitions. Maxwell Alexander, renowned fitness model, and bodybuilding coach shares some of his favorite yoga poses for bodybuilders and weightlifters. As a bodybuilding coach, I’ve heard clients comment (especially the inflexible and stiff men like myself ) that bodybuilding and yoga are incompatible activities. Yoga is generally viewed […]

5 Hiking Benefits for Bodybuilding and Fitness – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Presented by "The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding" on Amazon Kindle

Hiking for Bodybuilding and General Fitness – Top 5 Benefits – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

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Natural bodybuilding isn’t just about how you look, it’s also about how you feel, which ultimately makes an even bigger difference in your life. One of the best ways to improve your health and physical fitness as a natural bodybuilder is to go hiking, as it will strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, reduce stress, and improve cardiovascular health. This article explains 5 specific benefits of hiking that are perfect for natural bodybuilders looking to be healthier inside and out. Hiking for Bodybuilding and General Fitness – Top 5 Benefits – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander – Presented by “The Secrets […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents

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Natural tick and mosquito repellents can be just as effective as chemical-based products, but they have numerous benefits that the latter do not. Here are 10 reasons why you should use natural tick and mosquito repellents over the chemical options available today. 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Natural Tick and Mosquito Repellents – Presented by DA Aromatherapy Natural Bug Repellents 1) They are effective Organic essential oils are renowned for their insect-repelling properties, while DA Aromatherapy Natural Bug Repellents are also designed to smell amazing and give you an aromatherapy boost for your hiking adventures. In fact, several studies […]

Delivery Meal Services for Bodybuilders: Nutrition Tips from Coach Maxwell Alexander

Delivery Meal Services for Bodybuilders: Nutrition Tips from Coach Maxwell Alexander

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Meal preparation and delivery services have made it easier than ever to eat healthy without spending all of your time in the kitchen preparing food. But with so many meal prep companies out there, how do you know which one to choose? That’s where I come in! As natural bodybuilding and sports nutrition coach, I’ve tried countless meal delivery services, and here is what I’ve learned. How much should I spend on delivery meals? How much should you spend on delivery meals? As a rule of thumb, it’s probably best to spend no more than 50% of your income on […]

Top Ways to Get the Most out of Your Food and Exercise

Top Ways to Get the Most out of Your Food and Exercise

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Top ways to get the most out of your food and exercise (BPT) – Eating well and exercising regularly are key components of a healthy lifestyle. Rather than thinking of these two efforts independently, it’s important to understand the connection between eating and exercise so you can maximize your workouts and feel your best. Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dalina Soto shares tips on how to prioritize your wellness, with a focus on maintaining a well-balanced diet with plenty of water and wholesome foods that support your exercise routine: Stay properly hydrated Proper hydration fuels the body and mind while curbing […]

How to break old habits and create new ones with meditation

How to Break Old Habits and Create New Ones with Meditation

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How to break old habits and create new ones with meditation (BPT) – Trying to lose weight, exercise more or start on a difficult project? As Lao Tzu says, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Sometimes that first step doesn’t even require standing up. Studies show that even 11 minutes a day of Kundalini meditation can boost mental health, promote mindfulness and increase gratitude. MRI imaging has demonstrated that meditation changes your brain; specifically, the regions involved in learning and memory processes, emotion regulation, self-referential processing and perspective-taking. This simple daily practice, when repeated for […]

How to Choose The Best Hiking Trail in the Hudson Valley

How to Choose The Best Hiking Trail in the Hudson Valley

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Is hiking on your list of things to do? No matter if you want to spend one day hiking in the Hudson Valley, or five days, you will need to find a hiking park to visit and a hiking trail to hike. While you can choose to go on any Hudson Valley hiking trail you want, you may want to take the time to find the best one. People who examine a variety of hiking trails and choose their favorites are more likely to have a great time. My all-time favorite hiking trail in the Hudson Valley is on Mt. […]

The Habits of Successful Bodybuilders – Nutrition Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander, Author of "The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding" onAmazon Kindle

The Habits of Successful Bodybuilders – Nutrition Tips by Coach Maxwell Alexander

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Many people fantasize about being bodybuilders, with ripped abs and bulging biceps. But what’s it really like to be one? As a natural bodybuilding coach myself, I can tell you that this isn’t an easy lifestyle to live; you have to watch every morsel of food that goes into your mouth and make sure that every muscle group gets worked out regularly, or else everything will just fall apart quickly and you’ll end up on the couch eating chocolate cake. Furthermore, ripped abs isn’t always a sign of a healthy diet either, and in many cases isn’t something that is […]

Coach Maxwell Alexander's 7 Tips to Building the Body You Want

Coach Maxwell Alexander’s 7 Tips to Building the Body You Want

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In his new book “The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding“, Coach Maxwell Alexander shares with readers the tips and techniques he’s used over his more than 20 years of bodybuilding to build the physique he has today. From the foods you should eat to the exercises you should do, it’s all here in this one-of-a-kind bodybuilding guide. Coach Maxwell Alexander’s 7 Tips to Building the Body You Want Want to know how to build lean muscle? Want to learn what exercises will give you the abs you want? Learn it all here. Here are seven of Coach Maxwell Alexander’s best tips […]

5 Surprising Benefits of Drinking Organic Green Tea

5 Surprising Benefits of Drinking Organic Green Tea

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If you’re looking to get the most health benefits out of your green tea, look no further than organic green tea. Not only does it have all the health benefits of regular green tea, but it also contains antioxidants and other nutrients that make it even healthier than its non-organic counterparts. Check out these 5 surprising benefits of drinking organic green tea! 1) Use for Weight Loss Organic green tea has been shown to boost metabolism, increase energy and improve focus. A study from 2010 in Nutrition Journal found that people who consumed green tea had a higher amount of […]

Coach Maxwell Alexander's Daily Ritual for Successful Bodybuilding

Coach Maxwell Alexander’s Daily Ritual for Successful Bodybuilding

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Bodybuilding can be a tough way to make a living, both physically and mentally. That’s why I’ve made it a priority to maintain my own personal mental and physical wellness on and off the stage, through things like daily yoga and meditation. If you want to stay fit and competitive while enjoying life, check out my daily routine below! Yoga every morning While I don’t personally practice yoga every day, I can tell you from first-hand experience that a daily stretching routine is a great way to start your day and get your body moving. It wakes you up, makes […]

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

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

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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 […]

Top 8 Reasons Why You Need to Include Kettlebells in Your Workout Routine – Presented by “Kettlebell Training with Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander” on Amazon Kindle

Coach Maxwell Alexander Shares His Top 10 Kettlebell Training Tips

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Coach Maxwell Alexander’s Kettlebell Training is an eBook that goes into detail about how to properly use kettlebells as part of a fitness regimen. Coach Maxwell has used these tips with his own clients and athletes, and they have all seen great results in their ability to build strength and lose weight. Check out his eBook now to learn more about Coach Maxwell and the kettlebell training tips he uses to help people reach their goals! 1) Buy a quality set of Kettlebells When picking out a set of Kettlebells, it’s important to look for quality. If you can swing, […]

Tips for Your Home Workout and Best Places Where to Find Weights for Sale

Tips for Your Home Workouts and Best Places Where to Find Weights for Sale

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How do you know if the weights you’re considering are right for your needs? Luckily, there are many different kinds of free weights available on the market, each designed to address a different kind of need or level of intensity in your workout routine. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your home weightlifting experience, read on to learn more about these four popular types of free weights and which ones are right for you! Top 4 Tips to Exercise at Home Here are 4 tips to help you have a successful home workout: Invest in exercise weights […]

How to Choose the Best Protein Powder on Amazon – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach / Fitness Model Maxwell Alexander – Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios

How to Choose the Best Protein Powder on Amazon

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If you’re trying to build muscle and bulk up your body, then you may want to start using protein powder as part of your diet and fitness routine. However, there are plenty of products on the market, so it can be hard to know which one is the best choice for you without doing your research first. Luckily, the reviews below will give you insight into some of the different protein powders available on Amazon so that you can make an informed decision about which one to buy. How to Choose the Best Protein Powder on Amazon – Bodybuilding 101 […]

The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding – New Book by Coach Maxwell Alexander

The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding – New Book by Coach Maxwell Alexander

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It is no surprise that the sport of bodybuilding has been steadily gaining popularity over the past few decades. The evolution of bodybuilding has been marked by technological advances, as well as nutritional advances, from its heyday in the 1970’s to the present day, a sport that focuses on the art of the human body and what the human body can accomplish when it is pushed to its limit. The Secrets of Natural Bodybuilding – New Book by Bodybuilding and Motivation Coach Maxwell Alexander– Fitness Photography by Duncan Avenue Studios, New York Bodybuilding is more than just lifting weights, however. […]

Top 8 Reasons Why You Need to Include Kettlebells in Your Workout Routine – Presented by “Kettlebell Training with Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander” on Amazon Kindle

Top 8 Reasons Why You Need to Include Kettlebells in Your Workout Routine

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Top 8 Reasons Why You Need to Include Kettlebells in Your Workout Routine – Presented by “Kettlebell Training with Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander” on Amazon Kindle Kettlebells have become increasingly popular in recent years, and the reasons why are easy to see. A kettlebell workout can help you improve your overall strength, endurance, and cardio health while increasing your mobility and flexibility, too. It’s no wonder so many people have begun putting kettlebells at the center of their workouts! This post explores 8 reasons why you need to include kettlebells in your workout routine today—if you aren’t already! 1) It […]

How to Get the Body of a Fitness Model – Bodybuilding Lifestyle with Coach Maxwell Alexander

How to Get the Body of a Fitness Model

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Even if you’re fit, it can be hard to look like a fitness model. These men and women are in great shape, but it’s more than just genetics—these professionals have great bodies because they do certain types of workouts and eat certain types of foods that most people don’t do or eat on a regular basis. If you want to achieve their amazing body, consider using the following tips when working out or preparing meals. How to Get the Body of a Fitness Model – Bodybuilding Lifestyle with Coach Maxwell Alexander Know your Why Why do you want to get […]

The Benefits of Hiking for Fitness and Bodybuilding – by Maxwell L Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition Coach

The Benefits of Hiking for Fitness and Bodybuilding

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If you’re looking to get in shape, build some muscle, or simply find a healthier way to entertain yourself, hiking may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Not only does it provide you with the exercise you need to achieve your health goals, but it also has other benefits that can help you even after you’ve finished your hike. For example, did you know that hiking can increase your self-confidence and improve your mindset? Find out more about the benefits of hiking below! The Benefits of Hiking for Fitness and Bodybuilding – by Maxwell L Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified […]

Top 10 Tips for Natural Bodybuilders – Bodybuilding 101 with Photographer, Fitness Model, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer and Bodybuilding Coach Maxwell Alexander

Top 10 Tips for Natural Bodybuilders – Bodybuilding 101 with Coach Maxwell Alexander

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Natural bodybuilders may have a leg up on their gym-loving counterparts when it comes to building muscle and cutting fat, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have to put in the work to get there. Making healthy food choices, getting quality sleep, and hitting the gym consistently are just some of the things you need to be doing as you build your best body ever, but there are other things you can do too. Check out this list of 10 tips from expert natural bodybuilders that can help you bring your best self to the stage. Top 10 Tips for […]

The Hidden Danger of Sugar - The Surprising Connection to Carbs – by Maxwell L. Alexander, MA, BFA, Certified Elite Fitness Trainer, Bodybuilding and Sports Nutrition Coach

The Hidden Danger of Sugar – The Surprising Connection to Carbs

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A healthy diet often gets defined as one that’s low in fat and high in fiber and whole grains, with plenty of fruits and vegetables. That’s the conventional wisdom we hear from medical experts, government officials, health professionals, non-profit organizations, the media, and even our friends and family members. A healthy diet means eating less sugar and more healthy whole grains—and anything else that’s low in fat, cholesterol, salt, and calories as well as high in essential vitamins and minerals, right? Well…not so fast. The Hidden Danger of Sugar – The Surprising Connection to Carbs – by Maxwell L. Alexander, […]