Health + Fitness
With the U.S. Pole Dancing Federation competition recently being held, I felt it only fitting to write this article (remember, it’s my duty to keep you INFOtained).
The founders of the group, Wendy Traskos and Anna Grundstrom, say you can …
“Smoking means being a slave to tobacco” is the tagline of the latest anti-smoking campaign coming out of France.
Well, that’s all fine and good, but the posters that have been circulated to spread that message are causing a bit …
Practically everyone who has a Facebook account that logged on and looked at their wall today saw a strange recurrence. Many people were setting their status to colors. Then after further observation, if you paid even closer attention, you saw …
There are professional people all over the world that teach and research this all the time and now even CNN is reporting, as a top story, the overall quality of life benefits from having sex.
Along with that, these health benefits will …
The New York City Health organization is making an all out push to get folks to stop drinking sugary sodas.
This video give a very non-appealing image of what we’re digesting into our bodies when you crack open that soda …
Meet the latest viral video sensation on the internet.
These 200-plus doctors, nurses and Providence St. Vincent Center hospital staffers have made a huge splash as they promote awareness of breast cancer.
The clever employees created their oh-so-cute video, “Pink …
While I was doing some shopping the other day I noticed several people purchasing turkey bacon, and it made me think of the new health regime that most Americans seem to be adopting. Whether it’s making the switch from regular …
Been to the mall lately? Stepped into Brookstone and checked out some of their massage chairs?
Well, OSIM has an interesting piece of equipment that is “clinically proven” to work the glutes, mid-section, and abs. It definitely works something.
Having a Pilates fitness ball is the main component of a Pilates ball workout routine. A ball workout routine is easy to learn and involves a number of different workout methods. The purpose of using a Pilates ball for exercise, means the impact on the body of repetitive actions, is less so more can be achieved without pain and resulting in a better exercise session.
Using a Pilates ball in your workout routine will enable you to become more flexible and stronger. Rather than targeting a specific area of the body, if you complete a few different exercises that concentrate on a whole body workout, you will gain more from your Pilates ball workouts. Adopting the correct Pilates breathing methods can also help to achieve this goal.
Pilates exercise ball is developed as a movement regime and they are available in many sizes. They are an integral part of a wide range of specialized exercises which help in reinforcing excellent body movements for a more balanced composure. These are a plethora of workouts to choose from and you get a lot of options to pick and choose from the ones you are comfortable performing.
Listen, if you want to get big, you have to train big. Entering the gym and simply going through the motions without a sweat just isn’t going to get the job done. You have to overload those muscles with heavy weight and high intensity if you want to see real results. This is without a doubt the most effective means of stimulating muscular growth. Muscles grow due to a natural adaptive survival response, and if you don’t give them a damn good reason to grow, well, they won’t.
An injury is the absolute last thing you could ever hope for, as it will stop you dead in your muscle-building tracks. Down below I’m going to outline my “5 golden rules” when it comes to minimizing the risk of injury. If you can honestly say that you implement all 5 of these into your training program, then your risk of getting hurt will be much lower than someone who does not.
1) Before you start your routine perform a proper warmup. There are 2 main reasons to perform it: If you don’t warmup adequately, your chances of injury will increase dramatically. And it will also affect the amount of weight that you are able to lift during your actual workout. When you perform the warmup in the right way, your possibilities to lift heavier weights increase. This will stimulate your heart and lungs. It will also increase the secretion of synovial fluid lubricating your joints.
Whether you are new to the world of bodybuilding or you have simply decided to take a look and find out why you are told the things that you are, you will find that one of the most important things that you need to think about is protein.
You might find that you are told about protein enough that you start rolling your eyes. Yes, you know it is the building block of your muscles, but the issue is that so few articles will tell you why. It can be hard to take something seriously unless you know what it does and if you are looking to really make sure that your bodybuilding is effective, you need to consider how bodybuilding can work for you.
The first thing that you need to think about is what proteins are and why you need them so much. At the most basic level, proteins are organic compounds made up of amino acids. These amino acids that make up the proteins are essential when it comes to building muscle. They field the growth of muscle cells and they are going to contribute overall to the growth and strengthening of your body.
If you look at the kind of foods that will keep you strong and healthy, you will discover that proteins are often the key. While bodybuilders are known for making proteins a part of their life, you will find that just about any active person, whether they are a martial artist, a sportsman or an athlete, needs proteins to function.