Abs of Steel
Hello, and welcome to my website!
Let’s face the facts. It’s no secret that America is overweight (America happens to be the 12th most obese country in the world; Nearly three-quarters of American men and more than 60% of American women are obese or overweight), but it’s also no secret that the average American diet and lifestyle is a large contributor to this as well; It’s not exactly easy to be healthy when almost every single food product around you is packed to the brim with unhealthy ingredients. It’s because of this, and many other factors, that losing weight, along with getting in shape, is an incredibly difficult task that requires a lot of energy, time, and willpower. Many of us Americans struggle with our weight, and even more importantly, our self-esteem; A 2010 study showed that people who were obese had a 55 percent greater chance of developing depression over the course of their lifetime as opposed to people of a healthy weight. Unfortunately, as many of us know, this does not get any easier to deal with as you get older, and, as a matter of fact, gets exponentially harder as you near middle age.
Does this all sound familiar to you? If so, the (semi) good news is that you’re not alone (As a matter of fact, if you live in America, you have millions of people just next door to keep you company), as this is a universal issue. Have you ever wondered why it is that, whenever you eat a cheeseburger, you gain almost 7 pounds, but someone in their early twenties can eat a full course meal and not get any heavier? Don’t worry, it’s not necessarily you. It’s your biology. Yeah, turns out there’s an actual scientific explanation as to why people who are past their prime start to gain fat like crazy; Studies have shown that as you begin to reach the age of 35-40, your metabolism slows down by a lot (more than it ever has before), your muscles actually begin to shrink, and most of the calories you consume are turned into excess body fat.
Trust me, I understand how difficult it is to get in shape when your own body is quite literally working against you, but if you follow my blog, I can practically guarantee you that you’ll be able to get your dream body in no time. That flat stomach and chiseled set of abs you always wanted but couldn’t have? Those-boulder sized biceps and broad set of shoulders that you just know would make you look like the cover of a sports-illustrated magazine? That “beach body” that you always said you were gonna get for the summer, but never actually wound up getting? Follow my blog, and I can guarantee you that you will not only be able to find a routine to get the body of your dreams, but one that’s suited to you and your daily schedule.
I understand how annoying it is when fitness blogs assume that you don’t have a job or a budget. Let’s be honest, how many of us have the time or money to cook, go to the gym 24/7, and buy a ton of expensive ingredients from the supermarket? Can you? If not, you’re in luck, because this blog is guaranteed to help you find and pick easy, convenient routines that are tailored for you and your needs. I’m going to be telling you what routines/diets are going to give you the best results depending on your age-range and body type, along with whether or not you’ll be able to realistically incorporate these regimens into your day-to-day life. Ultimately, you decide for yourself what’s best for you.
I plan on using this platform to help people attain their fitness related goals, whether they are young, old, struggling with their weight, or simply trying to get swole. I’ve held a strong interest in fitness/athletics from an early age, and started weight-lifting when I was about 8 years old (Granted, they were 5 pound weights, but I had to crawl before I walked), and went on from there. Now, at 15 years old, I’m determined to tap into my full potential and aid others along the way of their personal journeys to bettering themselves as well. Despite me only being a teenager, I understand the struggle that many people who are past their prime begin to experience concerning getting in shape, which, as I’ve said before, is a very difficult task in and of itself, let alone when your biology is holding you back from your goals. I want to do something about this epidemic, especially considering how universal it is for the average American citizen. Here’s to a good year filled with positive results!