5 Dynamite Tips To Help Girls Understand Your Gym Relationship


It’s 6pm on a Friday and you just left work from a crazy long week. Your girlfriend texts you to see if you want to check out the new Vegan place downtown. Your first thought: I need MEAT. Your second thought: I need to TRAIN. You tell her that you can meet her around 8pm for a movie at her place…you’ll even watch The Other Woman or some other chick flick with her. Silence. There is no response until 6:22pm: “You love the gym more than you love me!” You let out a long sigh and just wish she could understand your lifestyle.

If this is you, here are 5 DYNAMITE TIPS to help her understand and help your relationship long-term.



I mean, you can’t compare a human being to a weight rack. Your girl needs to know that the love you have for her and the love you have for the gym are two totally different forms of love. Yes, they both fill a desire inside of you and both also come with a spectacular physical bonus (hopefully)! Yet, there is just no comparing. Don’t make her feel stupid, listen to her sincerely, and respond in a gentle way without being defensive….and, if you’re lucky, you might get more than popcorn during that movie. *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*



You already keep a disciplined routine for the gym, but what about your girl? If she is feeling like you never have time for her, the best way to change her thinking is to officially make time for her. Definitely make sure to plan out one special date per week. Doesn’t have to cost you a fortune…girls just want quality time with their man. If you don’t know already, find out her interests and try to find things she would enjoy. You may even have to suck it up and try out that new vegan restaurant. My tip? Eat some meat before you head out the door to the land of organic heirloom tomatoes over local grown arugula.



woman touching abs

Remind her that if weren’t for your dedication to working out, those biceps, abs and chest she can’t get enough of would disappear *POOF*. Let her know that working out increases your testosterone and allows you to have better stamina in bed to please and satisfy her. Ask her, “would you really want me to turn into a fluffy dough boy that can barely get an erection? I think not.” Also, let her know that while you do this for you, it is also very important that you look your very best for HER too.



lazy people at gym

Your dedication and loyalty to the gym should have her rest assured you’re a guy who is stable and disciplined. You’re a keeper. Tell her about how you don’t quit, you overcome challenges and are in it for the long haul. The gym helps you stay focused and challenged in life so you don’t become some slacker that has zero motivation, no goals, and is not worthy of someone like her. You are a man that has confidence and knows how to stand on his own with an amazing girl like her by his side. You’re ROCK SOLID, in more ways than one.



I in Team

What about your wants and desires? Don’t they count for something? Let her know that working out is important to you and just like she would want your support for her goals in life, you expect the same in return. This isn’t a one-way street. Reverse the situation and let her see it from a different perspective. Tell her how it would mean a lot to you if she was proud of your progress and was your biggest fan, since she’s yours. A healthy relationship is a team effort and you both have to be each other’s biggest supporters.

In a nutshell, women simply need to feel validated and important. If you can make sure to treat her the way she deserves outside of the gym, then she will most likely respect your time to yourself inside of the gym. The last thing you want is her feeling like your cheating on her with a weight rack. A relationship won’t last if either person is selfish and it really is about giving and taking. Prove to her that you really can be her superman.

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Written by: Tristan “Lucky” – your dating expert

10 Biggest Gym Mistakes You’re Making

It’s easy to look around the gym and know right away who the “newbies” are…or do you? Some of us have perfected the correct methods of weight training, and yet some of us (who have been doing it for years) still aren’t doing it right!

Personal trainers are the best people to ask when it comes to mistakes at the gym. They see it every single day. In this post, hear from several top trainers from around the country on how to correct your mistakes and train like a pro.

Here are the 10 Biggest Mistakes:

1. Squats and Lunges That Make Granny Look Twice:

granny squat

According to Caitlin Ritt, private trainer at Sports Club/LA, “The biggest mistake I see people do over and over in the gym is squats and lunges with the weight in their toes and their heels coming off the ground,” she says. “I have clients come to me all the time complaining about knee pain, and as soon as I get them to keep the weight through their heels, almost always the knee pain goes away.” Correctly doing squats and lunges will not only prevent injuries, but will also engage your glute muscles. And that is the way to a firmer and tighter butt…which you better know the girls hardcore dig.

2. Doing the Same Routine Over and Over and Over:


Don’t just go to the gym on autopilot. “You need to mix it up in order to avoid boredom and plateauing,” says Liam Fairbanks, a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness/Seattle. Dedicate different days to focusing on a different aspect of your fitness routine and don’t be shy about trying new exercises, it helps rest overused muscles. There are plenty of apps on the market that can show you exercises you’ve never seen before. I use Fitness Buddy and that app seriously helped my body move to the next level.


3. Staying in the Sad World of the Machines:


Gyms are filled with rows of machines and often people think that’s all they should be using at the gym. “Machines are horrible,” says Tim Rich, a personal training manager at Crunch/NYC. “They push you through a guided plane of motion which could cause pain and injury.” Instead, “make your body a machine” by doing strengthening exercises that use your own body weight (like push-up and lunges) or entering the mighty world of free weights, or, if your gym has it, a TRX suspension system.


4. Lifting Too Much or Too Little Weight, Son:

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Lift too much and you risk injuring your body. Lift too little and you’re not going to see results. “By putting more weight on than you can control, you end up breaking form to complete the reps. This can lead to countless compensations and injuries within the body,” Caitlin says. “On the other end of the spectrum, I often see people sit on machines with too little weight. You want to maintain good form first and foremost, but it should also be a challenge to the body.” Challenge yourself with a weight where the last couple of reps are difficult to complete, while still maintaining correct form. If, however, you’re worried about doing an exercise incorrectly, then start at a lower weight on your first set in order to focus on your form and correct movement prior to adding more weight.

5. Getting All Mr. Speedy Gonzales Up In Here:

bad form everywhere

You’ve already committed to spending time at the gym, so why slack with a hurried routine? “People rush through exercises and don’t go through a full range of motion; therefore, they don’t fully benefit from the exercise they are doing,” Liam says. Instead of trying to get to the next part in your circuit, focus on the exercise you are doing to make sure you have proper form and are making it effective.


6. Looking Like Bieber:

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Walking around like a humpback isn’t the best training method. “I often see shrugged shoulders and rounded back,” Liam says. Since it may be hard to remember to keep your shoulders down and back while you’re moving from exercise to exercise, trainers often use this tip explained by Caitlin: “Imagine a yardstick behind your back and at the base of your tailbone. If you maintain correct form, your tailbone, between your shoulder blades, and the back of your head should be touching the yardstick at all times. Roll your shoulders back, open your chest, think about growing tall and drawing your belly button toward your spine.” Or, try Tim’s trick: visualize keeping your shoulders “tucked in your back pocket,” he says.


7. Only Doing One Set And Expecting Results:


If you’re only doing one set per exercise, you’re wasting your time. “I often see people do one set of a bunch of different random exercises,” Liam says. To make the most of your workout, repeat, repeat, repeat. “It is important to do at least two to four sets of each exercise to fatigue the muscles to get better overall results,” he says. Personally, I always do three sets of each. I definitely feel it by the third set and at the end up my session my body lets me know I killed it.


8. Hitting the Gym Brutally Hard:

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New Year’s resolutions, beach vacations, weddings, first dates – there’s always a new reason for wanting to get in shape. Just don’t be overzealous about how much your body can handle. “The all-or-nothing attitude can be very dangerous,” Tim says. “Hitting the gym so hard and obsessively that your body can’t cope with the added stresses can lead to injury.” Start slowly and safely if you took a break from the gym and are just getting back into it. The last thing you want is to injure yourself and be out of the gym for several months or more.


9. Only Focusing On the Muscles You Can See:

bicep day is every day

Strength training isn’t just about having six-pack abs. It’s important to work on the muscles you don’t see, especially if they are little used in real life. “Our society is very much about the ‘show me’ muscles [like abs, chest and biceps],” Tim says. “You need to provide your body with balance by hitting the “Go Me” muscles [like hamstrings, upper back, and inner glute muscles] equally” to develop power and to make sure you aren’t creating imbalances. There’s not much worse than a gym body that isn’t symmetrical.


10. Having Poor Body Awareness:


Not everyone has the time or the resources to hire a personal trainer to watch them exercise, but trainers see many people performing exercises incorrectly because they don’t know any better. “Books, magazines, and video exercise products are great, but most people have very poor joint awareness and coordination,” Tim says. Add that to the fact that most people sit at their desks all day and it makes for “deviations and imbalances that make it nearly impossible to safely execute the movement.” Even if you don’t want to hire a personal trainer, ask one for help if you’ve never used a machine or don’t know if your form is correct. “Trainers are there to help and should passionately do so,”Tim says.


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Written by: Tristan “Lucky”



Kill Your Gains With These 5 Mistakes

Ever wonder where the name Ripped Science came from? Building muscle and getting mad gains isn’t rocket science, but it’s actually bio-science. Today we’re going to help you learn 5 mistakes that are killing your gains.These mistakes are easy to correct, but only if you’re honest with yourself. So, pay attention!

Mistake Number One:
You’re Not Listening To Your Body

You’re about to sprint into the gym for a big chest day, but your triceps and front delts are hollaring at you from yesterday’s shoulder workout. You stayed up until the wee hours watching back-to-back episodes of Family Guy and you feel like the new member of The Hangover gang. What do you do?

Many #gymfreak4 life guys will hit it anyway. I mean, doesn’t everyone say, “No pain, no gain?” Which is true—to a point. There comes a time when you’re only stacking abuse on top of abuse.

You need to listen to your body and what it’s asking—or screaming at you. Maybe it’s saying that a day of straight-up, no-strings-attached rest is necessary.

Or perhaps it’s telling you that knocking against the ceiling of your abilities every day isn’t the way to go, and that a program with a bit more rest time is a better fit for your abilities and lifestyle.

Athletes learn and improve. You know who doesn’t? Injured athletes. Muscle tears, strains, and systemic over-training will all cost you time and muscle mass. Don’t give up performance in the name of ego! Trust me on this. Been there, done that.

Mistake Number Two:
Not Mastering Mind-Muscle Control


Maybe because of all the intense (and sometimes hilarious) faces that people make in the weight room, it can be easy to forget how much fun training actually is. It’s like a playground for adults, with every station offering a different adventure.

With so many options to choose from, it can be tempting to simply move from station A to B, push weights from points A to B, and trust Yoda that it’s working. If you’ve accomplished everything pages 42-45 of your muscle mag said to do, the workout was a success, right?

Yes and no. In reality, half the battle is the process. If you really think about each muscle fiber squeezing and contracting as you lift the weights, you’ll dial into the zone and work the muscles you aim to. You’ll maximize the time under tension (TUT), which is a proven way to grow. Allowing stronger muscle groups to take over a movement pattern is the fastest way to miss out on gains in the muscle you actually trying to target.

Learn how to really focus and tune in on a muscle, and you’ll see an instant boost in how your workouts feel and your body grows. May the force be with you!

Mistake Number Three:
Not Staying Accountable During the Weekend

Staying accountable during the week isn’t a problem. Most guys get into a scheduled routine that is relatively constant and can control when and what they eat, usually avoiding major diet no-no’s.

Then the weekend hits, and you find yourself out with friends putting back some cold ones with cheeseburgers and basket of loaded tots. Even if you just go out and “let loose” one evening each week, you can seriously set back your physique goals—especially if alcohol is involved.

A drink or two is one thing, but let’s get brutally honest: Getting straight-up drunk on a regular basis has no place in a serious athlete’s life. And if people are telling you that you have a problem, fact is, you probably do. Compromise happens in fitness and in life, but it’s still up to you to decide what’s most important to you.

Are you willing to sacrifice maximum gains in order to redefine a cheat day to meet your lifestyle? Or, is making the absolute most progress possible a top priority? If it is, then you’ll want to think about being the designated driver next time.

Mistake Number Four:
Overdoing Cardio to Stay Lean

A lot of people say you don’t need cardio at all and that setting foot on a treadmill or biking a trail is going to cost you gains and leave you skinny-fat. Eh, I’m not a 100% believer. Cardio does serve a purpose in most programs, but it’s definitely possible to overdo it, particularly if you do hours of it every week in order to “stay lean” while trying to bulk. You’re doing two different concepts: leaning out and bulking up. It’s like a gym comedy routine.

First, overdoing cardio training can dramatically decrease your energy to produce the growth stimulus you need during your lifting session. Remember, it’s TUT that really pushes muscles to grow and you need energy to produce it. And if you’re eating to build muscle, you especially need to maximize your strength training, otherwise; you set yourself up to add fat where muscle should be.

Second, too much cardio stacked on top of weight training can also cause your testosterone levels to drop. . . *gasp*. Men who have low T levels tend to maintain higher body fat levels and lower levels of total lean mass. Those are two mega strikes against overdoing cardio.

While trying to get mad gains, stick to high-intensity interval training for cardio—provided that it doesn’t interfere with your recovery. Save the low-intensity cardio for other training cycles throughout the year.

Mistake Number Five:
Under-Emphasizing Calories and Over-Emphasizing Protein

When someone tells their trainer that they’re struggling to add muscle, the immediate reply is to consume more total calories—a great suggestion. But in the quest to both stay lean and add mass, trainees too often try to perform an elaborate macro-nutrient dance where they shoot protein intake through the roof while cutting carbs and sometimes fat. Mucho bad idea, bro.

Too many people go to the gym and train hard, but don’t eat enough calories to support gaining muscle mass and size. I have fallen victim of this in the past while trying to keep my body fat low and abs showing. I would virtually strip out all carbs for long periods of time. All this did was kill all the gains I made over the previous few months.

There’s no denying the importance of protein in any mass-building diet, and sure, you’ll need more of this crucial macro-nutrient than someone who’s a couch potato. Just remember that carbohydrates are what the body uses as fuel while it works to assemble protein into new muscle tissues.

If you don’t have enough carbs, the protein you eat won’t be put to good use. Likewise, fats are required for optimal hormonal levels, and your hormones are the foreman of your body’s muscle construction crew.

So when aiming to build muscle, eat more of everything, not just more protein. Once you reach 1-1.25 grams of protein per pound, step back and make sure you do not neglect another macro-nutrient.

Tristan "Lucky"

Written by: Tristan “Lucky”

Sytropin HGH Oral Spray Supplement Review

Tristan gives this product 4.5 STARS 4.5 Stars


To be perfectly upfront and honest, I haven’t used many oral supplement sprays prior to testing out Sytropin HGH by Speedwinds Nutrition, Inc. In fact, this was my first one! I must say that I’m actually surprised by my results.

What is HGH?

In case you don’t already know about it, HGH stands for Human Growth Hormone. It is called the “fountain of youth” in the mainstream world, yet younger guys can also take advantage of its powerful effects.

Basically, in a nutshell, HGH has these benefits:

  • Increases your energy level and physical endurance
  • Improves sports performance and shortens recovery time from injuries
  • Strengthens your immune system to fight against diseases linked with aging
  • Lose weight and build lean muscles
  • Increases your bone density
  • Lowers your blood pressure
  • Improves your libido and sexual performance
  • Improves your cardiac function and cholesterol profiles
  • Reverses aging changes in your skin and promotes thicker hair
  • Improves your mood and sleep patterns

I mean, with all of these benefits, you just can’t go wrong. I decided to test out Sytropin since I’ve only heard positive reviews from friends and know it is from a trusted company that uses the highest quality FDA approved ingredients produced in a GMP-certified lab. I am very particular about what I put into my body and you should be too.

sytropin HGHSytropin HGH does not contain steroids. Primary ingredients include growth factors such as L-Arginine, GABA, L-Glutamine and L-group amino acids.

There are no side effects with Sytropin and this is mainly due to the fact that it is an oral spray, not an injection. Most of the time, any side effects with HGH is to do with an infection at the injection site. Folks will complain about joint swelling and joint pain.

Instructions on how to take Sytropin HGH – Easy as 1-2-3

  1. Two sprays of Sytropin directly into your mouth (under your tongue) in the morning. Do not swallow it, instead try to hold in under your tongue for several minutes. This helps it better absorb in your system. It says not to drink anything for 20 minutes after, so I do this before I leave my house and drive to work.
  2. Same as above, except it is four sprays and right before bed. This is the max dosage recommended by the manufacturer.
  3. Continue to take Sytropin on a daily basis. One bottle equals a 30 day supply.

What was my Sytropin HGH experience?

The very first thing I started noticing in the first week was an increase in energy. I had been feeling sluggish the past few months and usually that adrenaline rush I used to get at the gym stopped kicking in. I would leave the gym looking like a train hit me. With Sytropin, I was able to train longer and left with some energy still in my reserve tank.

Another thing I wasn’t expecting was change in sleep. Sometimes, I had slight insomnia and I was waking up feeling tired even after 7-8 hours of sleep. Now, I sleep like a baby and wake up refreshed and ready to conquer my day! I actually stopped drinking coffee which still is blowing my mind. I was addicted to my morning Starbucks. And with that, I save $6 a day. Not crying over that one.

After two weeks, I noticed a definite difference in my body. I was leaning out and noticed significant gains. My mood felt more positive and I had a decline in anxiety and depression. I felt balanced and more healthy overall than before.

The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because the taste is something I had to get used to. It isn’t bad by any means, but I guess I was expecting it to taste like fruit punch or something….and that isn’t exactly logical. I’m still a child at heart hoping for some cherry flavored cough syrup. Just being honest!

Where can you buy Sytopin HGH for a discount?

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Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for reviews on more products soon.

Tristan "Lucky"

Written by: Tristan “Lucky”