When you're training, sleep can be as important as exercise. Your body needs sleep to perform well, and if you're not getting enough, youwon't recover adequately
, and may have difficulty building muscle and endurance. When you sleep, your body releases and regulates important hormones that help you recover, grow, react more quickly, and sustain performance.
What Happens to Your Fitness When You Don't Sleep Enough
When you're not getting enough sleep at night, your body doesn't get the time it needs to restore and rebuild itself.
to Set Up a Diet for Fat Loss
(A Comprehensive Guide)
This is a comprehensive guide that outlines
how to set up the basic structure for a fat loss diet.
In this article, we will cover the following:
prioritizing what is important and what isn’t
How to determine
How to determine
Shouldn't Ice After a Workout
January 28, 2016
If you step into any
sports training facility, you might see some exhausted athletes lying in a tub
of ice after a workout. The ice bath has been around for years, but lately it
has become a hot trend in recovery techniques.
specialize in cryotherapy, which is the use of hyper-cool temperatures to speed
up the healing process in soft tissue and joints.
These techniques are
especially popular among athletes, and it seems that icing after workouts has
become a standard method of recovery.
5 Useless Rehab
Methods Still Widely Used
Athletes are always looking for the next trick—whatever can heal
their bodies faster and get them ready for competition. But there's a lot of
misinformation out there.
Here are five commonly used rehab and regeneration methods that are
ineffective, and what you could be doing instead.
Taping is a regular part of many athletes' routine, but Kinesio
tape is something else entirely. Kinesio tape first made waves during the 2008
Summer Olympics, and prominent athletes like
5 Fat Loss Myths that are Wasting
Your Time and Energy
This article originally appeared on the InBody Blog and can be found here:
Making a change in body composition
comes down to two different goals: losing Fat Mass and gaining Lean Body Mass.
While everyone has a different body composition and will focus on these
two goals differently, at the end of the day, everyone has to work on these
goals to change their body composition.
Lifting Weights Make You Huge?
Eating Cupcakes Makes You Huge!
How Weight Training
Helps Women Lose Weight (Fat)
When we workout, especially if we’re seeking fat loss and a
change in body composition, we want to chase a hormonal effect from exercise
rather than an amount of calories burned. Our hormones run the show and
dictate everything our bodies do.
Strength training creates the most positive hormonal
environment in our bodies conducive to fat loss. It also helps to boost our
metabolism, which slow, steady-state cardio doesn’t do.
I Quit Weekend Overeating
5 strategies that helped me ditch the
bingeing, guilt, and extra weight.
In my world, weekend overeating (and over-boozing) was ‘just
what people did’. But when I let go of weekday food rules, the cycle broke. I
dropped the guilt, improved my health, and lost weight.
I used to overeat like a boss.
Sure, I was “good” all week.
But weekend overeating? That was my jam.
Every Friday around 5pm, as I waited for the bus after work, I’d
start to salivate.
9 Fat Loss Mistakes You Don’t Realize
Rest assured, this isn’t the typical listicle
article filled with overdone, regurgitated tips you see splashed on magazines.
That’s why the title is appropriately 9 Fat Loss MistakesYou Don’t Realize
Can you attest to this: trying to lose fat is a
Embarking on a fat loss journey falls on a scale
somewhere between this sucks and screw this my life is
miserable because, let’s face it, no one claims to be having the time
of their life when on a fat loss mission.
8-Muscle Building and
Leaning Rules for Women
What’s up with “toning?” Toning simply means using
resistance exercises (routines) to increase muscle density and lean out the
body enough that the underlying muscle becomes more visible; in effect,
building lean muscle burns more fat. A muscle is toned by nature, however
the amount of fat on top varies, as does the amount of subcutaneous water being
retained, hence the puffy and/or “bulky” look. What we really want is
visible muscle definition with little fat, resulting in smaller overall arms,
legs and torso.
Here's an excellent article on nutrition by the world renowned Head Professor of my Nutrition Certification Course,PrecisionNutrition.Ray
Energy & Calorie Density:
What are your 4 pounds
By John Berardi, PHD; Ryan Andrews; MS, MA, RD
People generally eat between 3 and 5 pounds of food each day.
If we prioritize natural, whole foods, the 4 pounds we choose will fill us up
while boosting health and lowering body fat. If we choose “junk or processed food”…