Happy Friday Peeps! Yes, it's Friday and I'm blogging ON Friday! Before I get into today's topic I want to say a shout out to my girl Lynda! She's following her dreams and making them a reality!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LA LA LYNDA! Stay true to yourself. You amaze me each and every day. I loves ya girl!!
Well, today, I want to introduce you to one of my favorite sites:
No, I don't want to become some extreme body builder. This site has something for everyone - whether you want to lose weight, gain weight or become an extreme body builder.
One of my favorite features is the Exercise Database. In fact, this is what initially brought me to the site. I was researching different weight lifting exercises and the proper way to perform them. The best part is the site isn't just for men, they have a tonne of information geared towards women.
|This screenshot is only about half the info on this page.|
When you select the exercise you want to learn about you can select either Male or Female. It then starts off with a video to show you how to perform the exercise and gives you details about the type of exercise, which muscles it works and much more. Below this are photos of the exercise being done followed by written detailed instructions. They also give alternate exercises for the same muscle group. This has been my best friend! There have been workouts I was trying to follow but some of the exercises I was unable to do. With the BodyBuilding.com exercise database I was able to find an alternate exercise that worked the same muscle group just as effectively. You don't have to be a member of the site to use this feature.
Now I'll show you some of the feature of being a member - the Dashboard. This is where you can set a Fit Status, your Motivation Level, upload Progress Pictures, and see your Progress. There is a section to keep track of your lifting stats as well. I'm still just getting know the membership side of this site. I've been trying to utilize the site more so there's a lot more then I'm touching on. I really enjoy using the Motivation Level. Yesterday I went from a 5 to a 9 because I forced myself to workout when I didn't feel like it, in the end I felt great because I did workout.
BodyBuilding.com is so extensive they've separated it into 4 main groups. The Store which is pretty self explanatory. The SuperSite which includes the exercise database, workout routines and body transformation stories. BodySpace is the members section that provides tools and an online community to help you with your journey. The Forums which I haven't really used yet.
There is on more section I wanted to mention from the SuperSite. This is where I've done a lot of my research to find the right plan for me. There is a section specifically for women with an extensive selection of articles for training, nutrition, supplements and more. They have complete programs to follow and provide you with a workout, nutrition and supplement plan.
The best part about BodyBuilding.com is that these are real people who've put these programs to the test. A lot of them have been where I am today and now they are personal trainers or just sharing their personal experience.
If you'd like to check out my personal page on the site please go to:
It's easy to find inspiration here and I highly recommend using BodyBuilding.com!