Is rest actually necessary?

Is rest actually necessary?

First of all, rest is equally as important for your health as any sort of exercising. Micro tears and general fatigue in your muscles that results from training need time to heal in order to build strength and prevent injury. Muscles need rest to recover and repair,...
Can your Metabolism change?

Can your Metabolism change?

As we age our resting metabolism, the rate at which our body uses energy, does begin to slow down.  When it comes to aging often times our eating habits also have to change because our metabolism change.  While some say this is a bad change, there are others saying...
Is tracking your progress worth it?

Is tracking your progress worth it?

Whether you are a goal oriented person or not, tracking you progress with exercise is imperative to your overall success. Everyone is motivated differently, for some people it is intrinsic, or easy to motivate themselves through internal factors. For the vast majority...
Are Supplements for you?

Are Supplements for you?

Sup-ple-ment noun something that completes or enhances something else when added to it.   When it comes to nutrition, supplements are exactly what the definition of the word supplement is.  Supplements are to add to your goals when it comes to your health and...
Choosing the right training program

Choosing the right training program

Picking the right type of training for you is important for your success.  There are types styles for muscle endurance, muscle size, muscle power, losing fat, losing fat while gaining muscle, and cardio focused.  You have to ask yourself first what are you wanting to...
Is eating after your workout important?

Is eating after your workout important?

Regardless of what it is, food helps with muscle repair and recovery. Proteins are going to be the most helpful with muscle repair, while carbs will help recover your glycogen stores that your body used during exercise. Even if you are trying to lose weight, you...
Is Failure Success?

Is Failure Success?

It is often times an odd thought too think that when you can’t complete a task that you have succeeded.  We tend to create a believe system, “if I don’t complete the task at hand then I have failed” and no one likes to be perceived as a...
Eat this not that before your workout

Eat this not that before your workout

First off, yes you should eat before you workout! The thought that you shouldn’t eat before you workout in order to burn more fat is a myth. Working out takes up a lot of energy, meaning you have to eat in order to have that energy to expend. Depending on your type of...
Quality or quantity?

Quality or quantity?

Unfortunately, this is is becoming an odd statement in todays world.  Everywhere around us we see ads and networks focused on the idea that more is better.  Now this has been an issue through history and I suppose we just have more ways of seeing it then ever before....
What should your macro ratio be?

What should your macro ratio be?

First off Macronutrient’s are Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins.  They are the the nutrients that we eat everyday that are broken down to give us energy and help us build and maintain muscle.  Each Macronutrient can supply a number of different functions but...