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Have you decided to get in shape this year? Well, congratulations to you!
You've been hitting the gym, eating healthy, and thinking thin... However, you just can't seem to find a healthy option for breakfast (bagels and toast are big no-nos). Well, I have a great option for you: The protein smoothie...
A new year, a new you! That is fine and dandy but like most things in life, it helps to have a plan. Part of that plan should include a reduced calorie diet, a healthy fitness regime, and of course a highly energetic and motivating music playlist...
Everyone can use more protein in their life, but working it into your diet is difficult. Protein powder is an excellent source of protein. But, the taste of these powdered shakes leaves plenty to be desired. Check out this simple recipe for the best tasting protein shake.
Choosing the right shoe is an essential part of the running process. The right shoes ensure maximum comfort and reduce the risk of injury. Over the years shoe companies have developed many different options to accommodate every runner. This has made the process of selecting shoes much more difficult. With terms like pronation, arch type, stability and minimalist the process can seem overwhelming, but don't despair Runner's World has your solution.
Most people still tie their shoes using the same old knot that they mastered in pre-school and as a result many people find their shoes laces frequently coming undone. This is unacceptable for runners. The truth is that the standard shoelace knot is the easiest to learn but the least reliable knot. Check out this knot for grown ups.
Ask yourself a simple question: How many coffees do you consume daily? Or, if you are not an avid coffee drinker than how many do you drink per week, month or year? Although the question was centered on the quantity of the drink, the more important question is "what do you add to the coffee?". Coffee in its raw, black form offers no nutritional or caloric value. When looking at a nutritional index of coffee you will see an overwhelming number of zeros across all columns including: calories, fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. So nutrition wise, coffee appears to be comparable to water.
Eccentric contractions is a type of muscle movement where the muscle elongates when placed under tension. This is the opposite of concentric muscle contractions, where tension is increased as the muscle is shortened. When you think of lifting weights, most people typically think of concentric type movements (i.e. bicep curls); however both contractions are occurring. For example: when you are performing a squat, you are eccentrically loading the muscle as you lower yourself (muscle is stretching), and concentrically loading the muscle when you spring back up (muscle is shortening). Eccentric muscle contractions have been correlated with increased muscle growth. This can be attributed to the fact that contracting muscle under a stretch or elongation can produce a greater force than a shortening muscle. It has been noted that eccentric exercises results in a greater increase in muscle power with lower oxygen consumption compared to concentric exercises (Hackney et al, 2008).
Yoga is a physical and mental discipline that has been around for more than 2,000 years (Morone & Greco, 2007. It originated in the Indian culture and there are eight branches of yoga. The most common branch is Hatha yoga (physical) which focuses on a combination of static postures (minimal dynamic moves).
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