While most people know they should have some protein after they exercise, they often believe that they must have a shake or meal immediately after finishing their last set. The fact is if you consumed an adequate amount of quality protein within 30-90 minutes before you started exercising, then there is no need for immediate consumption. In reality as long as some quality protein is consumed within an hour after cessation of training, you are golden. On the flip side of that, waiting too long can compromise the beneficial adaptations to training, and decrease your results. So while you don’t have to slam down a shake immediately after training, it wouldn’t be in your best interest to wait for 3 hours either. A perfect example of the importance of having protein around your training was a recent 10 week trial where the researchers had subjects consume a
NUTRITION..MISSING PIECE OF YOUR PUZZLE!
Athletics is becoming increasingly competitive. More and more stress is being placed on how well you perform. To reach your highest potential, all of your body systems must be perfectly tuned. Nothing is more important to your well-being and ability to perform than good nutrition. Eating the right foods helps you maintain desirable body weight, stay physically fit, and establish optimum nerve-muscle reflexes. Without the right foods, even physical conditioning and expert coaching aren’t enough to push you to your best. Good nutrition must be a key part of your training program if you are to succeed.
There is no one “miracle food” or supplement that can supply all of your nutritional needs. Certain foods supply mainly proteins, other foods contain vitamins and minerals, and so on. The key to balancing your diet is to combine different foods so that nutrient deficiencies in some foods are made up by nutrient surpluses in others. Eating a variety of foods is the secret.
Ten Health and Fitness Tips
To Help You Get Ready for Spring!
During a long winter of cold temperatures and it getting dark so early, hibernating inside was all too easy. Evenings in front of the T.V. while snacking, leaves many of us feeling sluggish and our clothes feeling tight! With the longer daylight hours and the warmer weather approaching, comes an increased desire to be active.
Here are 10 easy steps to increase your energy and give you a greater level of health and fitness.
Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Exercise
With Your Spouse Or Significant Other!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. There are many benefits to working out together and there is no better way to keep the romance burning. Enjoying a workout with your better half can be a great opportunity for some quality time together, even if you have different fitness levels. Exercising together brings numerous benefits, including exercise motivation, boosting social skills and bolstering commitment.
Southampton – Americans typically gain three to five pounds or more during the winter holiday season. From the feasts of Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and Christmas right through to the last drop of champagne at New Year’s, healthy, sensible eating habits are forgotten. Exercise routines are often disrupted with friends and family visits and travel.
Here Are 10 Tips On How To Avoid Weight Gain During The Holidays:
• Eat Before The Party: Grab a 100 to 200-calorie snack containing carbohydrates, protein, and a little bit of fat – a low-fat Greek yogurt with fruit slices or a banana smeared with peanut butter. This will take the Read More →
Ever wonder how athletes stay in such great shape all year round? Aside from the fact that being fit is basically their job, they adhere to strict training regimens in both the on and off-seasons. But their total fitness isn’t just a matter of hours logged in the gym – it’s also a function of how they train. Professional athletes know better than to just repetitively drill a single activity. Read More →