Gym injuries: how supplements can aid recovery and boost performance

How’s your fitness regime going? In summer, most of us take our workouts a bit more seriously. But did you know that taking the right vitamins and minerals can help strengthen bone, build muscle, prevent injury, and aid recovery — ideal whether you’re into cardio or resistance training?  

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If you’re a regular at the gym, you need to ensure that your body takes in what it needs to perform. Don’t underestimate the importance of nutrition — check out how vitamins and minerals can help you push harder in your next work-out session. Read the rest of this entry »

Post Workout Blogging for Stress Relief

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Many of us have post workout routines that we feel are important for our fitness. From stretches and yoga to meditation and even meals or protein shakes, the things we do after our workouts are just as important as what we do during them.

 

The reason? Fitness is 20% about what we do in the gym and our exercises, 80% about what we eat and put in our bodies, but 100% mental. The post-workout routine is filled with these mental and physical exercises and practices that remain critical to our fitness success.

 

What can we add to our post-workouts for better fitness and for stress relief? Surprisingly, one answer is blogging. Why? Because it combines some of the mental tasks above with habitual practices that make your workouts more productive and help you keep track of the things you want and need to accomplish. Starting a blog, choosing a domain and website host and designing your site are all pretty easy. Once you get going, blogging can be addictive just like exercise.

 

How does post-workout blogging help improve your workouts? Here are a few ways. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Bad Habits You Need to Quit Now if Sustained Muscle Growth is Your Goal

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Here is an interesting guest post by a good friend of Project Swole. He wishes to remain mostly nameless (aside from mentioning his name is Andy), but trust in me he is smart and experienced, and I think this piece will really connect with most Swole readers.


It’s unpleasantly like being drunk.”

“What’s so unpleasant about being drunk?”

“You ask a glass of water.”

– Douglas Adams, British author, and humorist

 

Human beings like habits, as a rule. It’s like that old phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So, if we do something, and it works out ok, we’ll do it again.

 

Good or bad, habits allow us to predict the future – if I do this (exactly as I did yesterday), I know what will happen. Habits equal proven outcomes. Get on this train at this time in the morning, and I’ll be at work on time.

 

And if those habits are linked to a reward of some description, anything from a hit of dopamine in the brain by achieving a specific goal or, heaven forbid, one of a human being’s primary rewards – either food or sex, we’ll be back same time tomorrow, guaranteed, with our plate in our hand, as it were.

 

Habits provide routine, and for us, routinely provides security.

 

Unfortunately for us, some habits don’t sit well with others, and the rewards each brings actually off-set against one another, which kind of defeats the object. Take, for example, the diabetic cake-shop owner. You get my point. In fact, like the rest of our existence, it’s all just one big juggling act, seeing what works, what doesn’t, what affects something else, and so on, and hoping for a happy medium somewhere along the line. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Choose the Right Personal Training Certification Program

How to be a Personal Trainer

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* Don’t miss part 1: How to Get a Degree in Exercise Science

* Don’t miss part 2: How to Get a Degree in Physiology

* Don’t miss part 3: How to Get a Degree in Kinesiology

If you enjoy trying all different kinds of physical fitness and you like to keep your own body in peak condition, then perhaps you’re interested in finding a career that allows you to engage in physical activity and impart your knowledge of fitness to others.

Getting Certified in PT

As a certified personal trainer, you can not only meet these professional goals, but you can also put your outgoing personality, communication skills, and motivational strategies to good use by helping others to realize their true potential and meet their fitness goals through targeted training programs.

But before you can get started transforming your clients one physique at a time, you need to obtain the proper certification to practice. If you want to find the one that best suits your personal and professional goals, there are a few things you should consider before you choose.

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A Simple Guide To Build Muscle In 90 Days

You have to remember that you can start to really change your life when you are working out and trying to build muscle as fast as possible. Someone who is trying to build muscle needs to have a plan, and it is much easier for you to start following a plan. This plan helps you get the best chance to have the muscles you have always wanted, and you can do this if you are young or old. You look your best, and it all happens in about 90 days.

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Follow these steps, make a plan, stick to it, and live healthy for 90 days. When you see what you accomplish and how you feel, you might never stop. Read the rest of this entry »

How Wearable Technology Monitors Progress and Keeps You Motivated

Progress is a key influencer when it comes to health and fitness. It’s a great motivator, but it can also be defeated if progress isn’t happening fast enough or in the way you want — understandably so, considering that progress is how we know if our new diet, workout, and lifestyle are actually working in our favor. Still, frustrating enough, progress takes patience — a lot of it.

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It can be easy to give up if you can’t see any sort of that positive change you’re looking for. However, new wearable technology is here to help track, monitor, and most importantly, provide important insight of the progress you’ve been making, even if you can’t see it in the mirror yet. Read the rest of this entry »

Best Tasting Meal Replacement Shakes for Weight Loss Reviews

protein shakeLooking for the best-tasting meal replacement shakes for weight loss reviews? Here we go.

There are many protein-rich drinks available on the market, but let’s find the best-tasting meal replacement shakes for weight loss. The problem is that many weight loss shake, in particular, whey protein powders, throughout time, have been known to taste like a tin can and have the consistency of a bowl of grit.  We have gone ahead and reviewed 5 popular shakes used for both fat loss and lean muscle gain. Here is out list of the best-tasting meal replacement shakes to help kick start your latest fitness goals.  Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for relaxation after working out

Relax Fitness GirlAt Project Swole we are huge fans of post-workout recovery. Relaxation is a big part of recovery. You need to relax your muscles, ease your stress, and allow your body to heal. Today we would like to present a guest post written by a close friend of ours, who also owns and operates a Spa. Think of it this way, you go to a personal trainer to learn how to exercise, right? So we are bringing you this piece on relaxation, direct from a Spa industry professional. Sounds legit to us!

What You Must Do After the Workout – Relax…

The feeling that a person gets after working out is both exhausting as well as of being pumped. Getting tired is one of the reasons why a person must do something relaxing after an hour-long session of workout. Here are some of the things, which you can try out after a workout session: Read the rest of this entry »

What You Need to Know About LA Fitness

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If you are tired of postponing your workout or finding reasons to skip the gym, you should think about how important it is for you to look good and stay healthy. Even if it’s not easy to find the right gym that goes hand in hand with your busy schedule, you have to make an effort in order to stay in shape. You want to look for a gym local to your home or work, that has adequate equipment, lenient rules, helpful staff, and workable operating hours.  Read the rest of this entry »

What Are The Benefits Of Probiotics For Men?

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Some of the benefits of probiotics are universal and this means everyone including women and children can benefit from them. They promote healthy skin, improve gut health, and help one to maintain optimal weight.

The same benefits are also available for men as taking probiotics helps men to mitigate health conditions that affect them like controlling hormone levels and improving mental health. To get a clear overview of how you can benefit from using probiotics.

Here are some of the top benefits that every man should know about. Read the rest of this entry »