Ever have one of those days when you’re sore, achy and tired and have no idea why? If you’re not sick, what could it be? For those who train regularly, the answer may be simple. You need to rest. We get so caught up in our workout programs that it’s easy to forget our bodies need a break every once in awhile. You might also think that time off from exercise will halt your progress—but really, both your body and your mind will benefit from a much-needed pause.
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Southern States Championships top contender Melissa Transou, a figure competitor, wife and mother, blogs about the unique sports nutrition needs of female athletes exclusively for Vitacost.com.
Are you getting the most out of your workouts? How about your diet? Is there something you should be doing differently for better results? As a personal trainer, I’m always being asked for tips and tricks to improve exercise and weight-loss efforts. Although there are no magic shortcuts that will transform your body overnight, there are certainly things you can do to maximize your time at the gym and whip your diet into shape. Here are some of my top recommendations.
When I heard Vitacost® was launching a new sports nutrition line, I couldn’t have been more excited. From my experience with other Vitacost-brand products, I knew it would be top quality—and that it would be priced right. After trying several products, I can honestly say my hunches were right on. Whether you’re a woman or a man, a hardcore bodybuilder or someone just looking to get or stay fit, Vitacost® ARO™ products are a smart choice that you’re going to absolutely love.
Whether you’re sporting shorts, a bikini or a pair of skinny jeans, you want your backside to look its best. One of the most common questions trainers hear from women is, “How can I firm and tone my tush?” While guys typically have a harder time losing fat from the abdominal area, women often struggle with extra weight on their lower bodies—the thighs, hips and buttocks. To get your rear in gear, try adding these glute exercises to your routine.
Workout clothes, running shoes, a gym membership, training sessions, home equipment, even supplements—fitness expenses can add up! If you’re on a tight budget, spending money on exercise might seem like a luxury. But not having extra funds to funnel into gear and activities doesn’t mean you’re stuck at home doing sit-ups and jumping jacks in the living room. Get a great workout—and save money—with these helpful tips.
If you have kids, chances are you’ll be spending time at the pool, beach or water park this summer. While it’s always nice to relax and soak up some sun while they splash and play, you can also use the opportunity to squeeze in a great workout.
Fitness setbacks can happen at any time: kids (or you!) get sick, an injury occurs, late nights at the office keep you from making it to the gym or maybe you’ve just gotten bored with your exercise routine. No matter what’s standing in your way, it’s important not to beat yourself up over it. You can get back on track—sometimes it just takes a little extra motivation.
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