You train hard, eat well, and are looking for a way to maximize your results from all that hard work. Your gym buddies have brought up sports supplements to you on many occasions. But where to begin? Pre-workout formulas? Post-workout? During a workout? Vitamins, minerals, soy protein, whey protein–what is what and why do I need it? Where do I even start?
The Best Foods and Supplements for Resistance Training
July 25 2018
When it comes to resistance training, there are a lot of misconceptions regarding diet and supplementation. How much of certain food types should I eat? When is the best time to consume protein? When should I take certain supplements? Keep in mind this is a complex topic that people spend years studying—this article will serve as a very basic overview to clarify some of the common questions pertaining to diet and supplementation for strength training.
A Comprehensive Guide to Supplementing with Creatine
July 20 2018
Creatine is a naturally occurring substance found primarily in muscle cells. It is obtained from dietary sources, primarily meat and seafood, with a smaller portion produced by the body.
Try This Simple Homemade Yoga Mat Cleaner Spray
July 17 2018
Yoga is a healthy way to stretch the body, increase flexibility, and practice mindfulness. Many people sweat while practicing yoga, especially if they engage in hot yoga. After a session with the yoga mat, it could become soiled with sweat and oil from the hands and feet. Bacteria thrive in the moist, dark environment of a rolled-up yoga mat.
The Top Pre-, Post- and Anytime Workout Supplements
July 13 2018
When choosing which supplements to take, there are two main considerations: 1) will the supplement be effective for my goals? And 2) if yes, when should I take the supplement? With thousands of different supplements out there—and tons of opinions about them—deciding on which supplements to use and when to use them can be a bit overwhelming.
Fitness-Friendly Citrulade Smoothies
June 21 2018
California Gold Nutrition Citrulade contains three beneficial amino acids: L-arginine, L-citrulline and L-carnitine.
Muscle Size and Strength: Understanding the Difference
June 7 2018
Muscles are the most adaptable tissue in the human body. The term bodybuilding exemplifies this. But muscle size and strength are not one in the same. Muscle size can influence strength, but muscle strength does not always predict size. This means that someone with larger muscles may not necessarily be able to lift more weight than a person with smaller muscles. There are a lot of factors that contribute to strength beyond muscle mass and muscle size.
Do it Yourself Cleaning Hacks for the Gym
May 17 2018
After spending a day at the gym, clothing and gear become smelly and sweaty. Try these homemade cleaning hacks to get ready for your next workout.
Tips for Getting Six-Pack Abs
May 11 2018
For many people, having a visible six pack is the ultimate fitness goal. Due to their position along the torso, abdominal muscles normally are not visible unless someone has extremely low body fat and decent muscle tone. Even relatively non-muscular people can get a six pack simply by losing weight. As most bodybuilders know, one secret to a flat stomach is having a very carefully monitored diet. Follow these tips to get trim and toned abdominal muscles as efficiently as possible.
8 Health Benefits of Tai Chi
May 2 2018
Tai chi is a gentle, martial arts practice that can transform and energize the body and mind. A natural solution for health issues, it has numerous benefits, including elevating mood, reducing stress, increasing strength and stamina, and addressing chronic conditions such as heart disease, insomnia, joint pain and high blood pressure.
7 Simple and Delicious Protein Powder Recipes
April 26 2018
Protein powder is not just a supplement for shakes or other bodybuilding drinks. This versatile ingredient has a texture that makes it work well for a variety of other recipes. Since it is made from protein instead of grain, protein powder is ideal for crafting keto, low-carb or low-calorie treats. Here are a few great recipes that add protein to a diet while also creating tasty meals and snacks.
The Top 3 Sports Supplements for Women
April 16 2018
We always take the time to pat ourselves on the back after a workout, but not many take the time to recover from one.
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