Who doesn’t want to look in the mirror and see bulging biceps and six-pack abs? In order to get continuous results from your workouts, you’ve got to increase their intensity—and do it often. Switching things up regularly will bring about the changes you long to see. A good way to do it? Try supersetting.
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Q: How do you balance workouts while being a college student?
Amy Marsh answers:
A: A few weeks back, we discussed how parents can adapt to their kids’ school schedules. But if you’re the student, triathlon training can be just as hard to squeeze in between classes, work and a social life. Before you go crazy trying to balance it all, learn the key to commitment. Read more →
Most people know that exercise is a great way to relieve stress. What rarely gets attention is the fact that reducing stress levels can actually improve exercise performance and recovery. Technically, exercise is a form of positive stress. Your body receives a stimulus, then adapts in a positive manner. The immediate results are better performance, increases in strength and less body fat. This is what is known as an “acute stress response” – a specific stimulus that lasts for a temporary period. Acute stressors can be very healthy, and are necessary for any type of growth.
What’s the best way to recover from that tough workout in the gym, long run or strenuous cardio session? If you’re a woman, your recovery needs are a little different than a man’s. The most beneficial thing you can do for your body is to plan and consume an optimal post-workout meal. It may just be the most important meal you eat all day.
Q: What are the real benefits of getting more shut eye, and how can I naturally fall asleep faster after an evening workout when my endorphins are running high?
Brandon Marsh answers:
A: It’s no secret that most people don’t get enough sleep. Let’s face it. Eight hours each night is no easy feat for any athlete’s hectic schedule. The good news is not everyone needs eight hours. The ideal test to determine just how much your body needs would be to go to bed at the same time each night and wake up without an alarm clock. Unfortunately, that’s a luxury most of us will only see in our dreams. So, what’s the answer? Read more →
The perfect post-workout shake should replenish depleted nutrients, boost recovery related hormones, and set the stage for a better workout tomorrow. This Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake is a delicious way to deliver quality protein, carbohydrates and important micro-nutrients to your muscles for improved recovery and performance.
Getting ripped is a goal for many, but few will actually achieve it. To really showcase your hard-earned muscle, focus needs to be not just on lifting and training but on burning fat and cutting the junk from your diet. Fact: body fat blocks muscle definition. So attack it! And try these tips to finally get that lean, cut physique you desire.
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