The Effects of Steroid Use

The Effects of Steroid Use

One of the more interesting findings of the highly publicized testosterone-builds-muscle study recently published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is the lack of mental aggression seen among the participants of the study. This seemingly contradicts previous extensive medical documentation concerning the negative effects of anabolic steroids on psychological status, popularly known as ‘roid rage. Continue reading “The Effects of Steroid Use”

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A Guide To Weight Training Supplements

A Guide To Weight Training Supplements

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 an 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 your muscles.
Nowadays, there are several types of supplements available on the market.
These supplements can be used in various ways:

Pre-workout supplements

This form of supplements contain ingredients that increase one’s productivity during the workouts. They are able to give you added strength and extra energy.
The majority of the supplements used for pre-workouts contain the Nitric Oxide that is naturally found in the body.
Therefore, these supplements increase the blood levels and allow more oxygen to flow in your body.

Workout supplements

These are mainly used during the workouts or during the resting period between the workouts. They are usually available in powdered forms and contain creatine.
This is a substance which is produced by the body naturally. The additional doses supplied by the supplements increase both your muscle size and strength.
Recent studies have revealed that when Creatine is consumed regularly, it has a considerable impact on the strength and size of muscles.

Post-workout supplements

These are training supplements consumed after workouts.
They are meant to help the muscles recover from the tense workouts you have been through.
These supplements are rich in proteins, which are good in healing your muscles and giving them faster recovery time. The most common supplement used is whey protein.
This is because it contains all the essential amino acids that help build strength and rebuild the muscles.
This is why most body builders recommend it.

 

 


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Fitness Nutrition And Weight Loss

Fitness Nutrition And Weight Loss

There is a need for people suffering with obesity to use extreme weight loss tips to improve their health.
Recent studies reveal that the number of people suffering from obesity has doubled in less than a decade. Continue reading “Fitness Nutrition And Weight Loss”

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A Full Body Detox

A Full Body Detox

Body detox is among the best ways of keeping ourselves clean and healthy, besides other methods such as special diets, vitamin supplements, natural therapies, and so on.
An important step in a full body detox is to restore or also to replenish energy levels to make you more alert in different areas of your life, such as at work. Continue reading “A Full Body Detox”

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Timeless Guide To Fitness Nutrition

Timeless Guide To Fitness Nutrition

Fitness is one of the things that never remains constant.

Being fit does not mean being skinny or obese.
The search for a particular formula that defines that is healthy and fit is yet to be discovered. According to the universal law, bodies in a state of movement stay that way.
However, it is not possible for the body to stay that way without proper nutrition. This is what is known as fitness nutrition.
It means getting adequate exercise and also eating well are both important.

In fitness nutrition, the dieting concept is quite different from what most people are exposed.
It is a belief that it is based on what the body burns while in movement, what it needs to sustain itself and it needs to repair and recuperate itself.
In order to achieve fitness nutrition, it is very important to follow a given dietary guide if you are planning to exercise for more than an hour daily.
People usually complain about tired muscles when they are exercising. This is because of short supply of sugar into the liver and muscles. If the sugar supply to the muscle is depleted, there is fatigue and soreness felt. It is therefore important to fight tiredness and boost your stamina by eating properly.

Glucose is very important to the body.

This is a type of carbohydrate obtained from starchy and sweet foods.
If you want to exercise for over an hour daily, you are advised to consume beans, cereals, dried or fresh fruits or yogurt.
Energy bars and sports drinks are not adequate enough to feed the muscles and sustain them for the extended sessions of the demanding workouts. You need to stay away from biscuits and cakes as they contain very high fat carbohydrates.

One of the fitness nutrition rules is to stay always hydrated.

Therefore, you need to drink a lot of water even when you are not thirsty. To achieve this, it is advisable to have a bottle of water nearby.
Before and after the workouts you should have a cup of water. Being hydrated is not only important to fitness but to life as well.

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