Synthesizing Protein Builds Muscle


Consuming foods high in protein before and after you exercise promotes the growth of muscle.  Protein isn’t the only factor in muscle growth though, although it plays a big part in it.  Be sure that you’re consuming enough carbohydrates and calories too. Diet I try to eat low-fat, high protein meats, such as shrimp and

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Weight Loss Isn’t Everything

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If you’re only on a fitness kick to lose some weight to look good for the summer, then your thinking is deeply flawed.  Being superficial about your health and wellness and doing it to look good will only get you so far. I will admit though: that’s better than not caring at all.

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Vary Your Treadmill Exercises

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Most people think you just hop on a treadmill and go.  You can adjust the intensity of your workout by increasing the speed and that’s just about it.  False.  It’s not just for cardiovascular workout either.

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Being Sore After a Workout Isn’t Always a Good Thing

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Some people hold up being incredibly sore after a workout as a trophy of hard work and great gains. “No pain. No Gain.” Right….?

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The Value of Water


Water is one of the most valuable things you consume and it can be free.  It really does make or break your mood and your performance, not only in the gym, but in life.  If you’re dehydrated, you’ll perform under-par or even feel ill.  It also has cleansing effects on the body and flushes a

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Portion Control and Some Examples

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The single biggest thing you can do to improve your diet is get your portion control in check. The biggest problem with the average American’s diet right now is the amount they eat.

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7 Ways to Fix Your Shoulders


As you may know by now I suffered a torn rotator cuff and labrum that required surgery. The injury was a long time in the making and the destruction of my shoulder began many years ago when I was doing stupid things like isometronic training in the power rack and other high risk, low reward

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11 Simple Tips to be More Fit


Looking back at what’s been done so far, I thought I’d give you ten easy tips that will help you be more fit: Be in the right mindset. Getting your mental game together will go a long way in improving your physical performance.  If you’re not where you need to be, identify the problem and

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How to Eat on the Run


We all know what it’s like to eat on the run.  It’s a horrible situation to be in, especially if you’re trying to eat healthy.  Let’s face it: most places to get food on the road are concentrating on convenience, not health. The best thing you can do is take time out of your day

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How To Stay Motivated to Exercise


Exercise is always a do-it-yourself venture. No other person and no machine can do it for you. Hence, it is important to have those motivating factors so that a person who is into exercise in order to lose weight will hang about. Of course, once we are overweight, we usually want to trim down for

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