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Why You Should Drink Coffee Before Working Out

Why You Should Drink Coffee Before Working Out

Get Buzzed Dreading the gym? Have a cup (or two) of coffee before you go. A 2014 study in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that when participants consumed caffeine 90 minutes before and 30 minutes after riding a stationary bike, they found their workout more enjoyable and a little easier than when they did the same routine without the stimulant. Bonus: The caffeinated exercisers tended to consume about 170 fewer calories during their next meal. Lace … Read entire article »

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Why havent I Lost Weight After Exercising? You Asked Google, Here’s The Answer | Kate Carter

Why havent I Lost Weight After Exercising? You Asked Google, Here’s The Answer | Kate Carter

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the most common queries: Honestly? The short answer is more than likely that you are consuming more calories than you are expending. Of course there is a little more to it than that. It helps to know what type of exercise you … Read entire article »

Muscle Building for Ectomorphs: A Beginner’s Guide

Muscle Building for Ectomorphs: A Beginner’s Guide

If you naturally have insignificant levels of fat and muscle, you are probably an ectomorph. While that sounds like some type of space alien, along with endomorph and mesomorph, it is one of the three most common human body types found on men and women. The endomorphic body is characterized by a thin, slim build, long limbs and small joints. … Read entire article »

9 Foods That Help You Feel Fuller

9 Foods That Help You Feel Fuller

Most of us know that both fiber and water fills you up and keeps you fuller longer between meals, but here are 9 foods you might not expect to fill-the-bill (and fill you up): Homemade Broth-Based Soups Forget the canned or pre-made versions. Most of these have way too much salt in them. Instead make your own out of satisfying healthy ingredients, … Read entire article »

Has Your Weight Loss Been Sabotaged by These Top 10 Weight Loss Myths?

Has Your Weight Loss Been Sabotaged by These Top 10 Weight Loss Myths?

You have tried the diets.  You have taken the pills.  You have read anything and everything that the popular magazines and skinny celebrities have to say about losing weight.  But you still just cannot seem to take those extra pounds off.  You become frustrated, and this leads to eating calorie-rich comfort foods and gaining even more weight.  Are you relegated … Read entire article »

4 Tips for Getting a Flat Six-Pack Abs Stomach

4 Tips for Getting a Flat Six-Pack Abs Stomach

Fact: If you want a “six-pack abs” flat stomach, what you put in your mouth (and when) is far more important that what you do at the gym. In 33 recent clinical trials, Brazilian researchers found that diet controls 75% of weight loss.  The other 25% comes from the burning of calories either through cardio or strength training workouts.  Most of … Read entire article »

4 Healthy Supplements for Building Muscle

4 Healthy Supplements for Building Muscle

Any trip into your local health and nutrition store will reveal hundreds of bodybuilding supplements.  So which ones are healthy, and which ones should you avoid?  The following list of five healthy supplements for building muscle will max out your bulk and strength, while minimizing the negative and possibly dangerous side effects that come from unhealthy supplementation.  Be forewarned, this … Read entire article »

How to Warm-Up and Cool Down Before A Run

How to Warm-Up and Cool Down Before A Run

  Although you may be mentally ready to go for your much anticipated run, whether it is to relax and unwind, or is part of your exercise routine, a proper warm-up and cool down before you begin your run is important. Stretching Your Arms and Legs Either before or after lacing up your running shoes, start your pre-run warm-up with hamstring (back of … Read entire article »

How To Improve Posture While Sitting At Your Desk

How To Improve Posture While Sitting At Your Desk

Most of us know that our posture is very important for the future health of our backs, but when you work at an office every day, it’s easy to fall into bad habits.  Here are 5 quick tips on how to improve posture when you sit at a desk. Support Your Lower Back You can reduce the strain on your back with lower back … Read entire article »

What is Plyometrics Training?

What is Plyometrics Training?

Coaches and athletes these days are becoming aware of the importance of plyometrics training to enhance power and performance.  Although this form of exercise has been around for many decades, there are many people who only have a vague idea what plyometrics training is. What is Plyometrics? Plyometric exercises are activities that involve movements which lengthen and contract the muscles in quick … Read entire article »