Many of you have heard me mention one statistic in particular that speaks volumes for strength training. One pound of muscle burns roughly 35-50 calories per day at REST while one pound of fat only burns 2-3 calories. Strength training is the best way to ensure you don’t gain ‘bad’ weight. Today’s article provides a […]
7 Ways to Fix Low Back Pain
Lower back spasms and strains are common injuries that can occur at any time. You may not be able to stand up straight or sit down properly due to discomfort after throwing your back out. Below are 7 tips to help prevent back pain and also aid in your recovery after an injury. Please keep […]
We’ve talked countless times how diet has a huge impact on our performance while working out. Even small nutritional mistakes can set us back big time. Therefore, if you train hard and your performance appears to fall short on more than one occasion, the culprit might be what you are (or are not) eating. Here […]
5 Keys to Rapid Fat Loss
Rapid fat loss has been a debatable topic for some time. At the most basic level, weight loss is all about expending more calories than you take in. Science folks will tell you that losing weight too fast is dangerous and bad for your health. Meanwhile the media constantly tells us we can lose as […]
Can Undereating Make You Gain Weight?
Losing weight can be a real challenge as we age. Logic tells us that more exercise and less overall calories eaten is the best strategy to drop the pounds. Then why do so many people see no change in the number on the scale, and in some cases even see that number go up?! Bottom […]
Understanding Body Types
A person’s body type (also known as their somatotype) serves as a way to classify his/her physical make-up and/or certain physiological characteristics. There are three general categories we all fall into: I types (ectomorphs), V types (mesomorphs), and O types (endomorphs). Today’s article will give a brief description of each to help further educate you […]
Nutrition is a huge subject to say the least. 80% of the fat loss battle comes down to nutrition, and with so much misinformation out there, it’s no wonder people are confused about what to eat. Today we are going to keep it simple and talk about breakfast. Despite varying beliefs on what constitutes a […]
Enter most gyms nowadays and you’ll find just about everyone with a water bottle. If not, he or she will still make frequent stops to the water fountain. There is a general sense that drinking water is important while working out, but do we know just how critical it is to our overall health and […]
Why Are Fish Oils So Important In Our Diet?
First off, we are talking about the importance of long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids. In scientific terms, this includes docosahexaenoic acids (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). The body needs these acids for normal metabolic functioning but cannot produce them on its own. Therefore, they need to come from a food source, namely in the form of […]
Facts on Reading Food Labels
Reading food labels properly is the first step toward including quality food products in your diet. It’s easy to overlook all the nutrition facts as a whole when buying foods. We tend to focus on that ‘one’ number representing carbohydrates, fats and protein, but there’s much more to it than this. First off, let’s get […]