Rules for Eating to Lose Fat: #1 Forget the “3 Square Meal A Day” Rule:

Posted by on Jul 9, 2010 in Nutrition |

By Avril Young, Registered Dietitian, LDN, NASM CPT Instead, eat at regular intervals throughout the day. Past research has said that eating throughout the day ensures that your metabolism stays high all day, however new research no longer supports this. Should you still eat throughout the day? Definitely. Going long periods of time could lead to one or both of the following: 1. You get too hungry and the Oreos on the counter next to the apples...

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The Most Rewarding Ab Exercises You’ve Never Heard of.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2010 in Fitness |

People do thousands of sit-ups without every getting the strength or definition they are looking for. You’ll never get the abs you want without learning and practicing great posture. That is because having great abs has a lot to do with the way you stand, walk and run. Real core strength comes from your lower abs and all the muscles around your hips. The easiest way to understand what we are talking about is to study the Speed and Agility...

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Tips for Getting More Protein Into Your Diet

Posted by on Feb 8, 2010 in Nutrition |

Drinking protein shakes right after a muscle building workout delivers protein to your muscles at a time when they are best prepared to absorb it.  The best thing you can do is get in the habit of drinking a shake right after your workout.  It is also beneficial to drink several smaller portions of protein shake through out the day. This gives your muscles a steady supply of fuel for even more growth.  This steady supply of protein will also...

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There Are Two Schools of Thought About Running. So Why Not Double Major?

Posted by on Nov 23, 2009 in Fitness |

You can spend all day reading about different styles of running. The literature generally falls into two camps. Either you are a heel striker meaning you first land on your heel then role off the toe or you are a chi/pose runner meaning you land on your mid-foot. Many will argue the pros and cons of both. Landing on your heels creates more breaking and impact forces to be transferred up your knee and into your hips. Landing on your mid-foot...

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What You Don’t Know About The Jump Rope

Posted by on Oct 10, 2009 in Gear |

Many top athletes with the best footwork in the world train using a jump rope. Why is that and what sets them apart? The reason so many athletes train with the jump rope is because it physically conditions your body to be quick and explosive off the ground. Jumping rope can also train your mind to control your footwork in a very precise way that allows your body to generate extremely rapid movement. However, this mental conditioning will not...

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