Most people want to increase their strength and muscle. This explains why they dedicate themselves to strict exercise and diet program. Although exercise and diet are very crucial, there are weight training supplements available on the market, which will enhance your progress. It is a fact that people on weight training programs need to consume more proteins. Foods that are rich in proteins are important, but they will not provide sufficient proteins needed after intensive workout regime. On the other hand, supplements are quite beneficial and will give a boost, which you are unlikely to get from diets alone. Training supplements contain active ingredients that give the body ability to recover and improve your performance. In addition, they help you increase the mass of...
Helping you avoid making the same mistakes as most men by discussing tricep dips and explaining how this simple, flexible exercise can be made part of almost any workout program. The arms are made up of two major muscle groups – the biceps and the much larger triceps, so by failing to work on their triceps, these men aren’t properly training their arms. Amongst men, one of the most sought after body parts is big, strong arms. Every New Year, thousands of men hit the gym in droves with the goal of bulking up their arms and do every bicep exercise imaginable. However, what many men don’t realize is that doing lots and lots of bicep curls isn’t the way to achieve this goal. Why Tricep Dips? As discussed above, if you want to build killer arms this New Year, you need to be working you
Focusing on one specific dietary change and explaining how adding blueberries to your diet can help you achieve all your health and fitness based New Year’s resolutions. Every year millions of people vow to make this New Year the one where they finally start eating healthy or finally lose weight. However, by February the vast majority of these people have given up on their New Year’s resolutions and fallen back into their old eating habits. While there are many reasons that people fail to achieve their New Year’s resolutions, one of the most common is the lack of a clear plan. People say they are going to eat healthy or try to lose weight but they don’t take it any further than that. If you’ve been guilty of this in the past, then today I’m here to help. Why Blueberries? If
Explaining how the small but specific change of adding walnuts to your diet can make you healthier and support your weight loss efforts. In this article I’m going to be providing you with a solid plan and instead of focusing on the general goal of eating healthy or losing weight, were're going to talk about adding walnuts to your diet. With the New Year just getting started, you’re probably eager to crack on with your New Year’s resolutions and clean up your diet or drop those pounds. However, if you’re like most people, you may have the enthusiasm but you’re probably lacking a solid plan. Without a solid plan, you’re much less likely to achieve your New Year’s resolutions and much more likely to fall back into bad habits. Why Walnuts? Walnuts are one of the best sources of hea
Health, fitness based New Year’s resolutions, helping you achieve them this year by focusing on one specific healthy lifestyle choice, eating more salmon. In terms of health and fitness, the New Year is both positive and negative. On the positive side, it’s a time of year when a large number of people focus on their health and fitness and commit to making healthy lifestyle choices in the form of New Year’s resolutions. On the negative side, the vast majority of these people find their New Year’s resolutions too much to take on and by the time January’s over, they’ve given up on their health and fitness goals completely. Why Salmon? Salmon is all natural and packed full of health boosting nutrients. A 113g serving contains just 244 calories and provides you with high levels of
I’m going to be discussing how pumpkin seeds can stop you snacking on unhealthy foods and outlining how they can boost your health and help you drop the pounds this New Year. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions based around healthy eating, one of the main areas where people fail is snacking. Most people manage to eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner but between meals they get tempted by chips, chocolate and candy. Why Pumpkin Seeds? Pumpkin seeds may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of healthy snacks. However, they’re surprisingly versatile, have a crunchy but satisfying taste and are very good for you. A ¼ cup serving of pumpkin seeds contains just 180 calories and is loaded with copper, healthy fats, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, protein
When it comes to fitness, one area that fitness newbies and fitness pros constantly neglect is legs. Everyone wants to have killer biceps or a huge chest but very few people make fitness themed New Year’s resolutions that involve their legs. In this article I’m going to ensure that you don’t neglect your legs this New Year by looking at squats. I’ll be explaining why squats should definitely be part of your workout plans this year and then listing a number of squat variations and squat workouts you can use this New Year to maximize your fitness. Why Squats? Squats are one of the oldest, most popular leg exercises going. While there are literally hundreds of ways to train your legs, there are a number of reasons why I think you should start with squats: 1) They Target Multiple
I’m going to be providing you with one specific action and discussing how drinking more green tea this New Year can enhance your overall health and help you lose weight. Now that Christmas and the related festive indulgences are over, it’s time to kick start the New Year and start working towards your New Year’s resolutions. However, deciding that you want to lose weight or eat healthy this year is not enough. Instead what you need to do is start taking specific actions to help you achieve these goals. Why Green Tea? Green tea is one of the most talked about health foods on the planet. However, unlike most health foods which get lots of media attention, green tea lives up to the hype. The reason green tea is so good for you is that it’s packed full of a group of health boostin
In this article I’m going to help you add specificity to your fitness themed New Year’s resolutions and increase your chances of succeeding with them by focusing on one specific exercise – push ups. I’m going to be discussing why push ups are such a great choice and then providing you with a range of push up variations and workouts which will allow you to fully incorporate this effective exercise into your lifestyle this year. As we enter the New Year, you’re probably looking forward to this finally being the year where you achieve your New Year’s resolution and improve your fitness levels. However, if you want this year to be different, you need to figure out where you’ve been going wrong in the past and make sure you don’t make those same mistakes this year. In my experience,
In this article I’m going to be showing you how to improve your fitness using pull ups. I’ll be discussing what’s so great about pull ups and then demonstrating how flexible they are as a fitness tool by listing a range of pull up variations and pull up workouts. As the New Year arrives, interest in fitness is at an all-time high. However, while many people have good intentions when setting their fitness themed New Year’s resolutions, very few people actually achieve them. The reason for this is that they decide that they want to get fit but don’t learn how to get there. Why Pull Ups? There are hundreds of exercises out there which can be used to target your back and biceps. However, pull ups have a number of advantages over these other exercises which I have listed below: 1)
Most sedentary people are either overweight or obese; two-thirds of Americans fall into these two categories. To lose weight, two things must happen. One, eat a healthy low-calorie diet; two exercise. But the exercises must be at a moderate level and a mix of cardio (to burn calories and reduce bodyfat) and strength building (to build muscle and keep an increased burn of calories in the future). 1) Cardio - Overweight people generally have bad knees so high-impact exercises like running, tennis, etc. are usually not good choices. Instead focus on low impact sports like cycling, elliptical trainer and swimming. Set a goal of 150 minutes per week of cardio training at a moderate level; however when first starting out, do what you can until you are tired. Increase the number of mi
5 Reasons Why You Should Get Out Of The Car And Onto A Bike Do you commute every day? If so, then you and I have something in common, along with tens of millions of others. Many people choose to drive to work, while others may take a train or bus. However, few choose to cycle. But cycling could be the best choice of all, and here’s why: 1) Save Money: Choosing to cycle to work is pretty much guaranteed to save you money, and who isn’t looking to save money in these difficult times? Firstly, you don’t have to pay for a car in the first place. Secondly, you don’t have to pay any tax for your car. Thirdly, you don’t have to pay for fuel and, well, you get the picture. If you’re using any kind of transport other than your own two feet to get to work every day, then you’ll almo
One of the biggest obstacles you are going to face when trying to create a healthy lifestyle change is your own mindset. Don’t think of your new goal to eat healthier and exercise regularly as a diet, think of it as a lifestyle you’d like to live. A lifestyle change is lifelong. Helping you get healthier so that you can be more active with your children. Fad diets might work while you are actively working on that specific diet. Maybe you’ll lose 10 pounds. What happens after the diet though? You gain back 20. That does not help your body or your self-esteem. Remember that everyone has off days and don’t beat yourself up if you cheat one day. You are in this for the long haul. You did not start eating unhealthy and exercising sporadically overnight. The p
There are two basic types of training when it comes to muscle building: total body training and split training. Total body training uses exercises that incorporate the whole body or else multiple muscle groups. While split training involves focusing on just one muscle group at a time, so that you cover your entire body over the course of a week. Although there are certainly advantages to total body training, most body-building professionals and experts agree that split training is the best way to build muscle over the long term. This is because split training allows you to focus intensely on each muscle and muscle group so you can maximize the results of each workout. Continue reading Best Type of Training for Muscle Building at MaxFit Store.
Freestanding training units using weights to offer resistance to a range of body movements. Found in public gyms, athlete-training centers and now from the comfort of your own home gym. How do they work? A steel frame is set up with a series of pulleys, weights and cables. Varying exercises can be performed on these with the weights offering resistance to work muscles beyond everyday activity. Which is best? There really is no one size fits all. Test them with lighter weights first to get a feel for set up. Continue reading Multi Station Home Gyms What Are They? at MaxFit Store.
Probably that is the most frequent question of running athletes or marathoners. Running in old or torn shoes is one of the main causes of injuries. Generally, running shoes with torn and worn padding are less shock proof, and less durability. Using worn out running shoes continuously increases the stress and shock on your feet and legs that can be a cause of joint injuries. The easiest measure you can do to prevent future injuries is to purchase a new pair of running shoes as soon as your old pair are worn out. But how can you determine if your old pair needs replacing? Continue reading When Should I Replace My Running Shoes at Running Shoe Store.Original Article
You may feel that you weigh too much to exercise – or you’re too old and it would be dangerous. The truth is that you can begin as small as is physically comfortable to you and still reap the benefits of regular movement. And your age is only a number. Unless you have physical ailments or a medical condition, there’s almost no type of exercise you can’t try – with your healthcare provider’s approval, of course. When you work on your weight and body to be the best you can be, it will show in many different ways. You’ll have more energy, be better able to focus and be a happier person because you feel better. Don’t let your muscles wither away with age and put on weight that makes you look frumpy and out of shape. With a little persistence and patience, you can become healthier
Upgrade your workouts, burn fat building lean muscle mass and empower yourself pumping iron. Unfortunately, some women may consider muscle building or strength training to be an activity exclusively meant for men, however nothing can be further from the truth. It’s a sad fact that the National Center for Health Statistics reports that only 21% of ladies hit the iron section of the gym and strength train two or more times a week. Women who perform weight training enjoy better health and often improve the look of their body. One of its best benefits is that the more lean muscle mass your body has, the more fat it burns naturally, even when the body is at rest because it is muscle that burns fat! Moreover, weight training improves aging, and allows you to remain strong and physi
A Little History and Background to Break Dancing If you have come across the popular TV series So You Think You Can Dance, you might have come across the terms breaking, breakers, b-boys, B-girls, and etcetera. At first, you may have wondered what all these terms meant, then the dancer takes center stage and you would go “Ahhh.” Some people may see break dancing as some form of dance style which uses coordination, style, aesthetics, and complex body movements, but for others, it’s an entirely different culture all on its own. Break dancing is also known to be a very popular street dance style which has its roots in the hip hop culture which was predominantly African America. But later on, it also found its way into the Latino community as well. It has been said that break dancing
One good way to lose weight and tone up is to focus on gradually improving your metabolism. If you’ve been a yo yo dieter for years, then chances are your metabolism is struggling, which means you have a harder time losing weight. When it comes to dieting, most people concern themselves most with cutting calories and burning fat. You’re measuring food, walking on the treadmill, and trying to stay away from temptations. There are six ways you might be able to change that. #1 - Build muscle to burn fat for you even when you’re just sitting there. No one has time to exercise all day long, You’re probably lucky if you can squeeze in twenty minutes of it, much less a full hour. But you can still burn calories even while you’re sitting still or resting if you build a little muscle
An important part of kayaking is not just learning the skills, but choosing the right kayak for you. There is a lot to think about, from what paddling you are doing to what the kayak is being used for. Here are some different options to help get you started on your search. Decide On Your Paddling The first choice you will make when deciding on the right kayak for you is looking at the type of paddling you are going to do. Think about your current paddling skills and how long you will kayak for. You want to use a recreation kayak if you are just starting out in calm waters. These are meant to give you a little more freedom and are not meant for those rough rivers. So if you are in a calm area of the ocean or trying it out in a lake, a recreation kayak should be good. T
Exercises to Reduce Your Thighs. Need a few exercises to reduce thighs fast? Ok, I'm going to show you a couple that you probably aren't doing. If you do them (they're easy), then your thighs will get smaller and smaller. 1. Use a mini-trampoline and jump on it You may feel this in your calves big time, but you can be sure it's working your thighs a great deal. In fact, this is considered the #1 exercise for helping to diminish cellulite in your legs and butt. The way I like to use the mini-trampoline is to jump on it for a few minutes at a time (a bunch of times each day) instead of just 1 long, boring workout. This does 2 things. First, it keeps you fresh and allows you to recover quicker... plus you won't sweat. Second, it is a superior way in helping to boost your m...
All a dancer needs to know about patellofemoral knee pain. Weak knees and pain underneath the knee cap is common in dancers. This kind of pain can often occur when the students are doing more jumping, or extended rehearsals, such as prior to a show or an exam. Pain underneath the knee cap is usually a 'tracking' issue, in that the knee cap is not sliding in the groove of your thigh bone the way it should. There are several possible reasons for this. One is the classic rolling in of the feet and knees, which we are all aware of. If the dancer is sure that she is not rolling, and still has pain, there could be a problem with one of the Quadriceps muscles on the front of the thigh. 'Quad' means four, and there are four muscles that make up most of the bulk of the thigh. There...
When it comes to dance there are plenty of wonderful reasons that people elect to dance. The fact remains that far too few of us manage to incorporate dance into our lives nearly as much as we should. There are many wonderful reasons to dance and they do not all require copious amounts of alcohol and someone with a video camera poised for America's Funniest Home Videos greatness. Below I will suggest 7 great reasons to incorporate dance into your life as often as possible. I hope that you will take some of these to heart and find a few reasons of your own to dance more often. Love There are few greater reasons to dance than to show your love for your partner. You do not have to limit your dancing to your wedding night or an evening out with friends. All you need to dance ...