Andy James

Andy has worked with and trained many different people in the 'science' of changing and improving the way their body looks. He is focused on helping people deliver the best results in the least possible time.

In this 'nano-second' world we all live in, most people don't have time to spend in the gym like a professional athlete. This is why Andy developed QBX Fitness to show people not only the best way to exercise and workout, but how to live a healthier and happier lifestyle.

About Andy James

Andy's background was in engineering, qualifying as a surveyor at aged twenty. He also had a very early interest in interest in weight training, fitness and nutrition, and started lifting weights at just 16. Now having over thirty five years experience in bodybuilding, resistance training and cardiovascular health, Andy shares his vast knowledge with you on this site hoping that you can take away a minimum of one small idea and put it to use in your own fitness regime and make a huge difference to to it. You can follow him on Twitter, catch up with him on Facebook and also on Google +1. Feel free to leave Andy a comment or question and look up his Facebook page.

How to Get Better Abs as a Bodybuilder

One of my biggest challenges when I started lifting weights was how to get a great looking set of abdominal muscles. What I realized after about two years was that I was not effectively training my mid-section.

I was doing sit ups and some leg raises, just like most people I guess. So, what was I doing wrong that it took me nearly three years to get abdominals that I was proud to show off?

Watch this video by IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski, and you will instantly see what you are probably doing wrong, just like I was twenty years ago.

Video details:

  • Focus on the 5 second contraction
  • On the contraction, blow out all of the air
  • Choose easier exercises like the ball crunch or rope crunch that allow you to exercise this way
  • Its important to get ‘mind muscle connection’ when you are working your abs
  • Practice exhaling completely standing in front of the mirror

Since I started working my abs like this, I’ve really noticed a different of how tight they are getting. The more you practice this way of exercising, the longer you will be able to contract your abdominals for, which is what we are aiming for as bodybuilders.

Do Not Dismiss Bodyweight Workouts Because They Are Best for Fat Loss

Try this MMA bodyweight workout video, you can’t help but shred that fat.

Have You Ever Done a Giant Set for Training Your Shoulders?

A massive shoulder workout by Mike Chang. Find out how to build shredded shoulders and burn some fat with this amazing video.

Reviews of Fitness and Weight Training Equipment & Conditioning Programs

No excuses! Even if you travel around a lot, you have many options for keeping your body toned. Fitness, cardio and weight training programs – reviewed!

Everything You Need to Know About Weight Training and Bodybuilding

Learn the most effective techniques to build muscle mass, by using weights that you used to think were too light!

Cardio and Weight Loss :: The Truth About Losing Fat With Cardiovascular Exercise

In the modern world and unless you are a single person with no children, you probably don’t have time to exercise effectively enough to lose weight. So, what are you to do?

How High is Your Intensity Level in Your Workout?

Use these great tips to increase your intensity during your weights workout and your muscle will grow at will.

Yoga in Bodybuilding – Is it a Good Idea?

Is Yoga a good idea if you are a bodybuilder? It’s stretching your muscles, so it should be great addition to your plan. But, is it?

Nutrition Tips for Building Muscle

Focus on your nutrition, keep it clean, keep your protein synthesizing and you will build quality muscle.

What is the Best Way to Build Muscle Fast Without Injury

Your muscles are not growing are they? I know why. Discover NOW the absolutely best way to build muscle faster than you ever did before. And without injuring your joints. This is SERIOUS.