Build Muscle and See Gains Thanks to the Right Post-Workout Strategy

Post-Workout Strategy

Hitting the gym supremely hard could very well lead to dramatic results. Then again, even a moderate workout could deliver nice changes to a physique over time. Newly fitness-minded people often dedicate themselves quite admirably in the gym. They want to see big changes. That’s a fine attitude, but the attitude may also be a bit short-sighted if they don’t follow the right post-workout strategy. What you do outside the gym factors heavily into whether or not you see results.

Right and wrong post-workout steps can respectively lead to improvements or setbacks. Obviously, you want to focus on the right things to do after a heavy workout session. Today we present a handful of tips to improve your lifestyle post-workout with the intent to maximize results for both noobs and seasoned gym veterans.

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Yellow Vietnam Kratom: Everything You Need to Know About This Supplement

Yellow Vietnam Kratom

Let’s face it; Vietnam has not been involved in the growing or exportation of Mitragyna speciosa, but you’ll be surprised to know that Kratom trees grow naturally in this region, especially in the jungles of Vietnam. Recently, the Kratom business began sourcing a rare type of Kratom from Vietnam. Mitragyna speciosa trees, specifically yellow Vietnam Kratom sourced from Luxeng in the delta region of Mekong (on the banks of Mekong River) is now among the best Kratom strains in the market. Due to its peculiar characteristics, it has become quite popular among Kratom enthusiasts, and here is a brief guide to Vietnam yellow Kratom.

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5 Post Workout Nutrition Tips

To Make Optimal Gains, Never Neglect Post Workout Nutrition

Strongman Mariusz

Knowing what to eat after a workout is a big question mark for many active adults, even those who have been exercising for years. Over time you’ll no doubt figure out your own system of food consumption that helps you to stave off fatigue and other symptoms following a workout, but did you know that there are proven methods you might be missing out on?

If you think that there may be a better way to get nutrition and optimize your workouts by pairing them with an appropriate diet, here are 5 post-workout tips that could prove useful.

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Bay Area Cities Planning to Ban Flavored e-Liquids

vaping legislation

Flavor bans are trying to be enforced all over the Bay Area, and unless vapers organize quickly, they may be powerless to stop the onslaught. A law passed in 2016 defined nicotine e-liquid as a “tobacco product”, emboldening tobacco control politicians to try and force through further anti-vaping legislation.

California might love CBD chocolate, but it’s vehemently against vaping, and the University of California-San Francisco is one of the strongest advocates for tobacco control in the nation. Most prominent is Professor Stanton Glantz, who’s produced a plethora of sketchy research highlighting the supposed negatives of vaping.

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Homemade Chocolate Protein Bars

Homemade Chocolate Protein Bars

The desire to consume chocolate at times overcomes even the strongest of us. When that cocoa aroma penetrates your senses and the drool starts to form at the corners of your mouth, you feel that there is no place to run… no place to hide… from the chocolate. OK, so maybe this isn’t you, but even so, everyone can use a tasty protein bar at times. This recipe for Homemade Chocolate Protein Bars one is for all the chocolate lovers out there.

The Recipe

1 square of unsweetened baking chocolate
3 scoops (1 cup) chocolate protein powder of your choice, I prefer Biotest Metabolic Drive Super Protein Shake (aka “M”)
2 tbsp heavy cream
2 tbsp butter
3 packets or 1/8 cup of Splenda
2 tbsp sugar free or low sugar syrup, or maple syrup, or you can even just use water instead
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1 cup chopped nuts, I prefer either peanuts, pecans, or almonds

Melt the baking chocolate and the butter in the microwave for 1 minute, stirring until melted. Add Splenda and heavy cream, stirring until creamy. Next, add protein powder, nuts, and coconut, stirring until everything is coated evenly. Add syrup or water, mixing thoroughly. At this point, the mixture may become very stiff. You should knead it like dough until the mixture is uniform throughout. Finally, line a bread loaf pan with plastic wrap and press the mixture into the pan firmly and evenly. Chill until very firm. The recipe can be cut into 6 bars or servings.

Nutrition Information
Approximately 170 calories from 5g carbs, 15g protein, and somewhere around 10g of fat per bar.

Try substituting dark chocolate instead of baking chocolate, for a richer darker flavor. Also, try adding all-natural peanut butter to give it an additional nutty flavor. Keep milk on hand during consumption.

How to Prepare Your Home Gym for the Second Wave of Quarantine

yoga during quarantine

Staying fit during quarantine doesn’t have to be complicated. After all, you’ve already gone through quarantine once. 

While the first time may have caught you off guard, there’s no reason the second lockdown should too. This entry into the Get Swole During Quarantine series provides some great tips for shoring up your home gym NOW, in case another pandemic hits in full force.

Having a well-equipped home gym can be the key to success! Don’t worry! You don’t need fancy, expensive things. 

Basic equipment, such as dumbbells and resistance bands are enough, but even those can be replaced. 

Sounds interesting? Keep reading to find out how to prepare your home gym for another quarantine.

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Intense Exercises That Will Push You to Your Limit

intense exercises

Are you looking for tough new exercises to mix up your workout routine? If so, look no further. This article contains a list of some intense exercises that will push you to your limit. So, needless to say, these exercises are not for beginners. Without further ado, let’s get started.

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How To Step Up Your At-Home Workouts for Quarantine

At-Home Workouts - pushups

Quarantine is tough on our minds and our bodies, and if you aren’t lucky enough to have a home gym, staying in shape while stuck in the house can seem nearly impossible. Food is constantly at your disposal, and it is easy to fall into some pretty unhealthy habits if you are not careful.

As part of our quarantine series, perhaps you are already trying to exercise daily, but it’s not quite enough. Here are some easy things that you can do to boost your at-home workouts for quarantine and achieve maximum health benefits.

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Treat People Well and Hope to be Treated Well in Return

Treat People Well

While growing up, I was always taught to be kind even when I did not feel like it. But as I grew older, my definition and understanding of kindness have remarkably changed. For me, it does not mean being kind in the face of meanness but rather understanding when to stop, when to give space and when to hold on. For me, being kind is treating people well, supporting those in need, and lending a helping hand. I believe this definition may vary from person-to-person based on what they believe and their understanding of right and wrong.

This entry into our quarantine series tackles a topic slightly displaced from fitness and nutrition but does facilitate a healthier lifestyle by improving your mind and spirit.

It does not require a degree to figure out that the world would be a happier place if we made a little effort towards each other. If we just started treating others nicely, maybe they would change their attitude towards us as well. I believe we’re all inherently kind. We all have the “kind streak,” but we hold it back so that we don’t appear weak. Being kind makes you anything but weak; it gives you control; it teaches you compassion and empathy; it gets you the respect you deserve.

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How to Cook Healthy During the Pandemic

cooking healthy

This entry into our quarantine series focuses on everything we might be lacking in the kitchen while we’re locked down. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led all of us into isolation. The visits to grocery stores and in turn resources for cooking have been minimized. This is the real testing time for your cooking skills; cooking healthy and nutritious meals with what is available can be quite a challenge.

If you feel like you need to seek online couples therapy following exposure to your partner’s cooking, this blog post might end up saving your relationship!

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