Archive for the ‘Performance’ Category

How Long Should I Wait to Exercise After Eating?

Tuesday, September 20th, 2022
athletes waiting to exercise after eating

There are numerous considerations when planning an exercise routine; what type of exercises will you partake in? What clothes should you wear during said activities? How hard you want to push yourself and for how long, among other factors. One concern many people may overlook is the importance of how long to wait to exercise after eating or snacking. 

Eating too much beforehand can make physical efforts seem unbearable, leading to pain and potential health hazards such as cramps or constipation.

So, how long should you wait after eating before exercising? Will exercising make it harder for your body to digest food? What are the benefits of waiting before taking a workout break? 

This guide will discuss how much time you need to wait between meals and working out.

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5 Ways Acupuncture Improves Performance

Friday, August 19th, 2022
Acupuncture Improves Performance for this fit man

Do you have problems with your daily tasks? Are you having trouble getting to sleep or waking up in the morning? If these or any other symptoms affect your productivity, you may want to learn how acupuncture improves performance. These are 5 of the best ways based on studies and feedback from both coaches and athletes.

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat all ailments, from anxiety and pain to addiction and stress. In today’s world of hectic schedules and stressful lifestyles, it’s no wonder that so many people turn to acupuncture to improve their daily performance. Here are ways acupuncture can help you achieve your goals.

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How Does Tylenol Enhance Athletic Performance?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022
male athlete Tylenol enhance athletic performance runner

For many runners, acetaminophen (Tylenol as a brand name) is a very popular choice for pain treatment before and after runs and strenuous workouts. Those athletes have an ongoing question that needs answers, they should know how does Tylenol enhance athletic performance. For many years, experts questioned whether or not the pain reliever had an ergogenic impact, but a new meta-analysis found that acetaminophen can boost performance when given 45 minutes to an hour before a significant effort or exertion.

Let’s discuss a few of the ways Tylenol affects athletic performance.

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How to Mentally Prepare for Competition

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022
Crossfiters mentally prepare for competition

Do you have a huge event coming up? Perhaps a swim meet you’ve been preparing for the past few months? A high-stakes racquetball tournament against your friends that you’ve got money riding on? Are nerves getting the better of you already? Are you the type of person that chokes when it comes to the crunch? If you answered yes to any of the above, you probably need to mentally prepare for competition prior to the event date.

The following is only a slight exaggeration: mental preparation and mental focus are just as important as the physical aspect of sports. The time you invested in getting in physical shape, honing your technique, and increasing your stamina is nulled if you fail to keep a cool head during a match or tournament.

Just like the body, the mind is a sort of muscle, in the sense that you can use tools to shape it and make it do what you need. Developing and practicing these tools should be part of your daily routine.

Here are a few helpful tips and strategies to help you mentally prepare for competition.

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Hydrating Yourself Before, During, and After a Workout

Sunday, February 27th, 2022
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When you start working out, one of the first things that you might notice is a lack of energy. It’s a common issue, and one of the reasons comes from (often) not hydrating yourself well enough. This is a common problem, and will often lead to various issues including cramping and overheating. Not only will your workout often be quite weak in comparison to how it should feel, but you will find it harder to get through the workout – and to recover.

So with that in mind, let’s look at some useful tips to help you stay hydrated.

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Top Supplements to Boost Athletic Performance

Monday, January 31st, 2022
Boost Athletic Performance

You may be well aware of the importance of a solid diet and adequate hydration if you are an athlete, there are also many nutritional supplements that could be beneficial. Here are some of the top supplements that may be able to boost athletic performance in the right combination, used at the right time.

Disclaimer: it is important to speak with a medical professional before adding any supplements to your daily routine, so make sure you talk to your doctor first.

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Supplement Your Workouts the Right Way

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
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The way you design your exercise, diet, and supplement routines will ultimately shape the type of results you see. For instance, young men who want to add bulky muscle will have needs quite different from older women who want to slim down. Knowing which nutritional building blocks to supplement your workouts can help you create a more solid foundation for your health and wellness goals.

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6 Ways You Can Boost Athletic Endurance

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021
Boost Athletic Endurance group training

Endurance is the ability to last through something that pushes you to your limits. Do you know what it’s going to take personally, to boost athletic endurance? Does your body have the strength to do more? Can you give anything else to the effort? Or are you ready to call it quits and rest?

Athletic endurance refers to several aspects of your physiology:

  • your mental state
  • muscle strength & stamina
  • cardiovascular health & conditioning

To go further and last longer, work on building all three areas. The following are six ways to develop your endurance levels through whole-body and spiritual strategies.

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Exploring The Key Ingredients Used In Pre-Workouts

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
Pre-Workouts

Whether you are in the gym day in and day out or just a few times a week, there are days when it can be extremely difficult to muster up the strength and energy needed to complete the most intense workouts. This is exactly where pre-workout supplements can come in handy. However, if you have done any research on the topic whatsoever, you have probably discovered that there are tons of people out there saying that these supplements contain dangerous carbs and fillers that just cause bloating and severe fatigue. Sure, this might be true in some sense, but there are healthier alternatives on the market. Below are the ingredients that you need to focus on the most.

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How to Stay Hydrated While Working Out

Thursday, August 12th, 2021
How to Stay Hydrated

It can be challenging to stay hydrated while working out, especially in the hot summer months. It’s extremely important to keep your body hydrated though. Here are some key tips to help you figure out how to stay hydrated while working out.

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