Thursday, September 25, 2014

To Supplement or not to Supplement

If you work out and want to grow more muscle you need to eat protein, but often  that is not enough.
Supplement with Protein Powder. Choose a natural unsweetened or minimally sweetened product , preferably one that is also low carb. You want the protein and not the sugars.

Whey protein is good unless you restrict dairy. There are brown rice protein, hemp protein, soy protein and many more that will give your muscles the ability to grow and stay firm.

Mix the powder with purified water, whole milk, coconut water, coconut milk,  or almond milk. Any liquid that you prefer the taste of.
Ok just not beer. Not that I am against a little beer, but not right after a workout which is when you should drink your protein shake.

Other supplements that are helpful :
Magnesium- most of us are deficient in this and it can help prevent cramping especially those painful calf cramps. Take this after dinner.

Vitamin D3- Ultra important as we never get enough form sun exposure.

Vitamin C- 100 MGS daily is anti-aging and anti-cancer. Support for bones and blood.

Other supplements can be helpful, depending on your body's needs.

The main thing is to eat clean and healthy, Limited or no grains.

More on this later.....

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What to do when not lifting

There should be days, sometimes even a few in a row where you don't strength train.

Your body needs rest and the regeneration that comes with it.

So what can you do on these off days?

A walk is great. Easy on the body and helps keep the blood flowing to those muscles that need repair to grow. Walk at least 45 minutes at a steady pace, but pause to enjoy the scenery. Drink water to stay hydrated, especially if the temperatures are high.

Stretch.  A good stretch is relaxing and helps to maintain your body tone. Start with basic YOGA stretches to warm up the back and abs.  Go slow and enjoy the sensation.
If you cam get into a yoga class on your off days that would be helpful.

Do light body weight exercise. A few push ups or some ab work can be good, but not if you just did that with weights the day before. The muscles need rest.

Enjoy you rest and make good use of the time. This is very helpful and will bring you back to the weights ready for more.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

70 Year Old looks 20 years younger

Here is a 70 year old man - at the time this video was made...who looks awesome. He proves that heavy weights work for you. He looks 40.

be Inspired and train harder!