The abs are an area that most people want to work on and it's a great way to get into the world of exercise. Not only do abs exercises strengthen your core but you'll feel the effects of them stretch into other areas of your life. While a good workout will leave you feeling better, if you've always been dreaming of a six pack then exercise
For years' word fats have been associated with adverse health, something that increases the risk of heart disease, responsible for obesity, chronic fatigue, even diabetes, and much more, though there is partial truth in it, but not entirely. Just consider the fact that your brain is mainly made up of cholesterol, or every single cell wall has cholesterol in it. In fact, during last few decades, it has been found that our health is suffering due to indiscriminate cut back on fats. Not all fats are ugly; some are really good for our health.
It is undoubtedly among the most widely consumed oral supplement, yet lots of doubts remain about its use and benefits.
It is a fat-soluble vitamin-like substance that is essential for cellular energy metabolism. In our cells, mitochondria can be called the powerhouse. Without Coq10 this energy reactor cannot function properly. Thus the organs with highest energy needs are also those that are rich in Coq10, and at the same time demand it a lot.
Coq10 is also known by other names like coenzyme Q, ubiquinone, and ubidecarenone.
It is a powerful antioxidant found in fruits, vegetables, and animal products. In humans, it is naturally produced in the liver. As an antioxidant, it plays a vital role in protecting our cells from damage by by-products of metabolism. In fact, it is the most important antioxidant in our body.
Not all proteins are equal, some are better, as they are richer in essential amino acids Many people who lack much knowledge about nutrition think that proteins are one thing. However, there are thousands of different types of proteins or even millions. Proteins are large molecules that are made up of amino acids. Amino-acids are building blocks of proteins. Thus take amino acids as alphabets, and proteins as words. To speak and write English, we need to know few thousand words and just 24 alphabets. Similarly, each cell of our body contains thousands of proteins, and each of it contains ju...Read more
Better shoulder health, better core strength, and better athletic performance with the inverted row, a basic "back" exercise. In this edition we are going to go over the how’s and why’s of the inverted row. This horizontal pulling movement is not only a great exercise for all the posterior muscles of the upper body, but is also great for shoulder health and core stability. While this is a bodyweight exercise, I feel that this exercise is a necessity for improving your athletic performance, so much so that you will see every athlete I work with performing them at some point during a week ...Read more
Everyone wants to move big weight on the bench. Add these exercises to your workout routine to do just that! The bench press is, without a doubt, the most popular weight training exercise on the planet, and with good reason. There may be no better test of absolute strength for the entire upper body. But, if you walk into any commercial gym you’ll see a variety of bench press exercises, and most of them aren’t any good! Whether it’s half reps, bouncing weights, or extremely rounded back, it’s not pretty! The truth is, most people just need to learn how to bench properly. The first major...Read more
A healthy breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here's what to eat for breakfast, and why. Breaking – the – fast, genuinely my favorite part of the day. But not everyone loves breakfast the way we nutritionista/o’s do. Maybe you’re not hungry in the AM or you don’t have the time, but eating a healthy breakfast should be a priority, whether you’re an athlete or just health conscious. Why breakfast? Let me use my favorite analogy. Your body is like a car, it can’t run without fuel. Whether you get up and hit the gym in the morning, or you hit snooze 17 times before sprinting in...Read more
Want to get to the next level? Adding metabolic conditioning to your strength training will help get you there. In this 6-part series, I will briefly explain the essential pieces of a complete strength and conditioning program for a MMA athlete. The six components are: Dynamic Warm-Up Explosive Medicine Ball Movements MMA-Specific Resistance Training Flexibility Metabolic Conditioning or Energy System Development (ESD) Regeneration Time Having discussed the first four parts of this series (I, II, III, IV), it’s time for...Read more
Next level size, strength, and speed begin with a strong squat. Here are the drills to help you move big boy, next level, weight. The sport of powerlifting is comprised of three main movements: The bench, the squat and the deadlift. These exercises are used in competition because, between them, you’re literally working every single muscle in your body. But no movement has a higher correlation to improved strength, speed and, athletic performance than the king of all exercises: the squat. It’s why I firmly believe some form of squatting should be included in every strength training routi...Read more
To achieve optimal results, you must integrate flexibility movements into your program. In this 6-part series, I will briefly explain the essential pieces that comprise a complete strength and conditioning program for a MMA athlete. The six components are: Dynamic Warm-Up Explosive Medicine Ball Movements MMA-Specific Resistance Training Flexibility Energy System Development Regeneration Time Having talked through dynamic warmup, explosive medicine ball movements, and strength training, let’s now move onto an often overl...Read more
What's NCAA legal and what supplements are illegal? With so much nutrition information on television, on the internet, and in the media, many consumers find themselves confused and unsure of what to believe. College athletes are no exception. In addition to safety and efficacy, student-athletes must also be aware of the NCAA regulations with regard to the use of nutrition supplements. The NCAA separates supplements into three different categories: Permissible, Impermissible and Banned. Before purchasing anything, it is important to understand what those categories are and what fits into e...Read more
No longer excited for your workouts? Here are a few ways to improve your workout motivation. You know that in order for your sports performance to improve, strength training at 110% is a table stakes requirement. Whether you’re looking to compete at a high level, or just trying to look and feel better, the commitment to getting bigger, faster, and stronger must be there. Why then can't you work up the motivation to get dressed and stick to your workout routine? Why would you rather skip training altogether, even when you know you’re only hurting yourself? While lulls in motivation fr...Read more
What's in Gatorade, your go-to carbohydrate and electrolyte beverage. Training for the Philadelphia Marathon has had me downing my fair share of Gatorade and other sports drinks over the past several months. And though I’d normally advocate for fresher, more natural, not-flourescent-or-in-powdered-form foods, it can be admittedly tough to resist the temptation of grabbing a cold cup at the finish line of a race, or filling up a bottle for a training run. And for good reason, as Gatorade has dedicated a huge amount of time and money to producing a drink that’s not only optimal for proper ...Read more