Archive for the ‘Fitness Tips’ Category

Understanding Muscle Development and How Your Diet Affects Your Progress

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
Healthy Muscle

Being strong is totally in right now. While fitness and exercise have long been touted as boons to your overall health, new trends are putting muscle definition and size in the forefront. Firm, well-developed muscles are attractive, sexy, and a sign of health and vitality, for both men and women. 

What you eat can make a difference between an effective, muscle-building gym session and one that simply leaves you sore for a few days. Sure, your body needs protein and carbs to fuel workouts, but you may be giving it all the wrong things. Proper nutrition is about more than just macros, and you should understand what role it plays in getting swole. 

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Tips & Tricks: Langley Personal Training and Personal Fitness Advice From a Certified Trainer

Sunday, January 26th, 2020
Langley Personal Training

It’s the new year and many folks have fallen out of sync with their resolutions and fitness goals because they don’t know what to do. One of the easiest ways to figure out what to do is to hire a professional for advice. There are thousands of personal trainers around the world, but rather than write a generic personal training post, our foreign correspondent has set up camp and chat with some personal trainers in Langley, British Columbia to get advice for fitness newbies, and provide some tips and tricks for selecting the right expert to help you get fit.

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New Year, Fit You: 5 Tips to Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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The New Year is here and many of us have our New Year’s resolutions set. More often than not, these resolutions include getting fit. While we commend those who are looking to amp up their fitness in 2020, many people don’t know where to start or how to stay motivated, causing them to abandon their resolutions. At Project Swole, we want to help you reach your fitness goals.

Follow these 5 tips to set yourself up for success with your fitness resolutions!

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How to Go from a Resolutioner to a Doer

Friday, January 3rd, 2020
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If you follow anyone who is into fitness, you’ve probably seen a meme or two about the Resolutioner. For those out of the loop, this is a person who makes a New Year’s resolution to get into shape. They flood the gym in early January, and then most people lose interest in working out and the gym goes back to normal. 

There isn’t anything wrong beginning your new year wanting to improve your fitness, but the problem is that many people go in without a plan or fully understand fitness, and this is why they fail. If you want to get into shape, here are some common mistakes Resolutioners make, and how to avoid them. 

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5 Workout and Fitness Mistakes to Avoid

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
 5 fitness mistakes to avoid

Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player to ever walk the planet, missed potential game-winning shots over 20 times in his career. Even the best have mistakes, no matter how many hours of practice and dedication they put into perfecting their craft. There are gym etiquette and lifestyle fitness mistakes to avoid, here is a small list.

The same goes for the gym. Even though you may have been working out since the time the dinosaurs roamed the planet, we can all have those potential lapses of memory and judgment where we forget to do something so basic.

Don’t worry, we’re all human and these mistakes happen from time to time. That’s why it’s always good to have a small reminder even when it comes to a dedicated hobby.

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Effective Ways to Warm Up Before Working Out

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

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Warming up before a serious workout is very important. Choosing a good, effective warm-up before working out will help you avoid injuries that can delay your fitness progress. The right warm-up exercises can create an amazing difference in how quickly your fitness improves.

However, choosing the wrong warm-up can also have an impact on your overall performance. You could end up getting injured or not maximizing the workouts which you make time for in your busy schedule. Keep reading as we talk about the most effective ways to warm up before working out!

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Heavy or Light: Shoulder Workout 101

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
shoulder workout 101

Just like you should not skip leg day, you definitely shouldn’t go easy when it comes to your shoulder workout. Not that you need a dedicated “shoulder day” but at least try to hit them from all directions with proper intensity.

Properly building shoulder size and strength makes for a vital part of that lusted-after “V-Shape” body physique. That physique starts with a wide top, and big shoulders make up a wide top.

But despite the importance of training shoulders, they are often done wrong, which makes you vulnerable to injury and a frustrating lack of growth. It is very easy to stumble into a pretty severe injury if you train shoulders wrong.

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How to Go Back to Working Out After Pregnancy

Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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Have you finally delivered and cannot wait to lose the baby weight? Working out should part of everybody’s lifestyle. When you have just had a baby, working out after pregnancy can help you recover fast and boost your strength. Since pregnancy comes with hormonal changes that affect you emotionally, exercising can also boost your mood.

Every pregnancy is, however, different, and checking with your doctor before starting is crucial. New mothers are advised to engage in postpartum abdominal exercises that can help in toning muscles and reducing weight. Enrolling in this fitness program can help you learn how to work out safely after childbirth. It aims at helping new mothers in America maintain a healthy lifestyle and achieve effective results after pregnancy. 

Today we will talk about tips for easing into post-pregnancy fitness and provide a series of exercises you can use to get started.

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Post-Workout Recovery Tips

Friday, October 11th, 2019
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Exercise at any age is an essential component of maintaining good health. It can help you to lose weight, build muscle, and get stronger. To reap the most benefits out of your exercise routine, post-workout recovery is crucial. During recovery, tissue repair and strengthening occurs. Not taking the time to properly recovery can impede your progress and increase your risk for pain and severe injuries. No matter what type of exercise you prefer to do, here are a few tips for recovering after.

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5 Tips for Getting Fit Without Expensive Gyms

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
Home Gym Girl

Fitness is now in trend, and while this is a good thing to help promote healthy living everywhere, not everyone can keep up with the costs of a staying fit. Sometimes we can all use a handful of alternative tips for getting fit.

The average gym membership costs around $40 a month in the U.S., and this is just the most common. There are people who pay up to $100 a month simply for a place to work out. Some folks choose to rig up a simple home gym or exercise in the outdoors.

If you’re looking to get toned, ripped, strong, or swole, on a budget, here are five tips for working out without having to start an expensive monthly gym membership.

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