Fitness and nutrition enthusiasts will tell you that the most important meal of the day is not breakfast, but the post-workout meal. In a very general way, I am in agreement. The body is absolutely primed for recovery and absorption of nutrients following an intense training session, probably more so than in the morning when most people eat breakfast. Though I place more emphasis on post-workout nutrition than pre-workout nutrition, what you consume before your workout can have a substantial impact on performance and recovery as well.
Searching for the right sports supplements can be… slightly overwhelming. There are inexpensive products that taste great and mix quickly, but a quick glance at the ingredients reveals a laundry list of chemicals and scary, unpronounceable compounds. Then there are natural products that only half-dissolve, leaving behind little clumps that certainly do not taste like cookies or cream. Blegh.
Now, there is another option: NEW ARO Black Series sports supplements, available exclusively at Vitacost.com.
There are times when life gets so busy and you’re stretched so thin, finding enough energy to exercise seems impossible. I know. I’ve been there. And the last thing I want to do is to reach for an energy drink loaded with artificial ingredients and sugar. But I also hate to miss my workouts.
Energy drinks can be loaded with sugar, calories and unpronounceable ingredients. When you’re trying to get fit and lose weight, you need something that will start your engine while keeping you on track with your diet. Find out what fitness expert Nicole Wilkins recommends for a slimming, sugar-free energy drink.
With all the sports nutrition supplements out there, how do you know which ones are right for you? Start by taking a good look at your fitness goals, says fitness expert Jennifer Nicole Lee. Find out which BSN formulas she recommends to help you power through the most intense workouts in this quick, informative video.
How do you bring your supplements to the gym – are you lugging around a tub of protein powder? Or toting your pills in a plastic baggie? We have a smarter solution.
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