Did you ever hear the expression “The best years may already be behind me?” Well, if you’re a male over the age of 25, it may be correct. At least if you are talking about Testosterone levels. Testosterone in males peak in their late teens and early twenties. Brings to mind another expression; “If I only knew then what I know now.” Continue reading
Everyone has flipped through magazines, taken advice from friends, and looked for other ways to build lean muscle. The problem comes in when those same individuals have problems with nutrition plans. But there is a really easy guide to follow in order to build lean muscle and look completely fit for the summer and every other season in the year. Here are 5 tips for building lean muscle. Continue reading
Maintaining weight loss motivation can be one of the toughest parts of shedding excess pounds, especially for people that are just starting out. You might be extremely excited and motivated in the beginning, but this can wear off quickly once things start getting difficult. Most people give up on their diets because they lack the willpower and motivation to keep pushing through the tough times. Here are some tips that will help you stay motivated enough to lose that extra weight. Continue reading
To lose or maintain our weight and to maintain good health, we’ve all heard the recommendation to eat a diet low in fat. While this may be true for fats that are considered bad for you, eating a diet high in good fats can actually help your body. Good fats can help you keep your heart healthy and some of them are essential to your physical and mental well being. Continue reading
CrossFit is an extremely intense exercise program that incorporates Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, suspension system exercises, and other non-traditional and dynamic exercises. The program has been structured to challenge the participant and to deliver results in a shorter period of time as the participant builds strength and muscle. The high intensity exercises are power-based and will burn many more calories than traditional cardio and weightlifting. If you are interested in starting a new exercise program that will keep you interested and will deliver results, review the many benefits of CrossFit and start this program as soon as possible. Continue reading
When most people embark on a diet, they envisage positive outcomes only. However the dieting road is one of many pitfalls, and many people end up either failing to reach their targets or actually endangering their health in the ‘race’ to lose weight.
Being at a healthy weight is important and being fit is too, but it is equally important that you diet in a sensible way. You need to be aware of what the most common mistakes and dangers are and how to avoid them if you really want to be successful in changing your diet and losing weight healthily. Continue reading
We all know that getting enough exercise is really important for your health and well-being. But have you ever considered that you are using the wrong equipment?
The NHS recommends adults should take 150 minutes of physical exercise each week. You can divide this time in a number of ways. For example some people like to exercise for 30-minutes each day, whereas others may prefer longer periods of activity less frequently.
Attending a gym ,taking part in an exercise class or signing up for a bootcamp event are all option chosen by many. Perhaps such attendance fits around their daily work routine, or it offers opportunities for socializing as well as staying fit. Continue reading
Most people are aware that Protein can be a key element to anyone wanting to workout and build muscle. There can be a few issues with this, however, such as the cost, the shelf life, preparation time etc. But there are often ways to get around this kind of problem. If you are dedicated to gaining size then you have to be dedicated to maintaining your diet. Continue reading
Running is a fantastic method for burning off excess weight. But an interesting fact is that your body actually becomes more efficient the longer distance you run. That means you actually burn less calories on average the longer you run.
One way you can combat the law of diminishing returns is by running faster for shorter bursts. Essentially we are looking at this training program as a form of HIIT or high-intensity interval training. The idea is to mix in jogging with faster running to keep the calorie count high but still allowing a brief recovery for muscles and lungs. Plus it has the added bonus of being less boring than a one hour jog. Continue reading