April 24, 2011

What Everyone Needs To Know About Load Sharing To Avoid Pain, And Maximize Results

Pattern overload is an unofficial term that defines an injury to soft tissues (muscles, tendons & ligaments) resulting from repetitive motion in an isolated pattern of movement, or a restricted movement in one or more planes of motion.

April 17, 2011

Magnesium - Essential Mineral Required To Optimize Health, And Performance

Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body and is involved in over 350 biomechanical reactions, including the creation of ATP (energy), protein synthesis (the conversion of protein you eat into muscle on your body), the action of heart, proper formation of bones and teeth, relaxation of blood vessels, promotion of proper bowel function, and regulation of blood sugar levels. On top of that, magnesium also –

1. Is alkalizing and will positively affect your pH levels which will aid in prevention of cancer, assist in fat loss, and promote longevity
2. Improves insulin sensitivity (more food you eat gets stored as muscle and less as fat), insulin action, and insulin secretion
3. Improves attention span and is used to correct attention deficit disorder
4. Reduces inflammation and thus lowers the risk of congestive heart failure
5. Improves memory
6. Increases mineral content, which reduces osteoporosis
7. Improves neural recovery, improves sleep, and is used in treating insomnia
8. Detoxifies cortisol (elevated cortisol levels result in bodyfat being stored around the belly button, and also promotes the usage of lean tissue as a source of energy, thus slowing down the metabolism which further promotes storage of bodyfat)

April 10, 2011

Fish Oil - Quite Possibly The Best Supplement On The Market

In regards to the desired results we all seek to achieve whether it be gaining muscle or reducing bodyfat, or even getting stronger, training is just one important variable. But if the body isn’t provided with the nutrients and phytonutrients that it needs to function than progress with be subpar at best.

Obviously without training the body would have no need to adapt, but if the goal is to get the best return per investment of time, than it’s in your best interest to not only train hard, but also provide your body with what it needs. One of those things that it would benefit greatly from, is fish oil.

April 3, 2011

What Every Woman (and man) Needs To Know About Strength Training

Ask a woman what her goals are in terms of body image and what she wants to get out of ‘working out’ and you’ll get an assortment of answers, which isn’t all that shocking as everyone is different. But, ask ANY woman what she doesn’t want to happen as a result of working out and every single time you will hear, “I don’t wanna get bulky”. Hell, you’ll even hear those words coming from a lot of men as well as there seems to be the perception that lifting weights automatically means you’re going to look like a bodybuilder over night. But you know what? I don’t blame them, because who would actually want to be bulky? Not me, that’s for sure! Even the term is unappealing.