Eating immediately following a workout isn’t always the first thing on your mind, but it’s important to replenish fluids and at least some nutrients soon after working out. You certainly shouldn’t sit down to a big meal of post-workout foods, but a small to moderately-sized meal is essential to your body’s recovery process. Without sufficient replenishment, you can dip down into low energy, moodiness, and compromise muscle recovery.(more…)
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There are many kinds of supplements on the market. You may see individuals at the gym with water bottles filled with a shake, and you may even see an advertisement at the gym selling a supplement powder.
Supplements can help to improve your performance in the gym, but they can also help to maintain your body outside of the gym. It can be intimidating to know what supplement to use or what kinds of supplements even exist.
This guide should help you begin your research by offering insight into the differences between pre and post-workout supplements.(more…)
Some fitness sites may disagree but eating nutritious foods and having a good night’s sleep are the best ways to help your muscles recover. The most important move you will take to optimize your muscle recovery is to live a balanced lifestyle. There is no recovery mechanism that can compensate for inadequate nutrition and a lack of sleep. Many people feel that in order to see results from their workouts, they need to buy costly supplements. While some supplements have advantages, you won’t get the most out of them unless you’ve already taken care of the basics.
Here are some tips to get your body recovered in no time.(more…)
While working out, there are two things that are very necessary and people often forget to even consider them. Those two things are pre-workout performance supplements and post-workout recovery.
While doing exercises in a gym or anyplace else, the body goes through a lot of pressure and stress physically. Due to this a lot of muscles get torn and you often feel a lot of pain and lack of strength. It is why it is very important for everyone to understand the physical body needs both pre and post-workout to maintain energy and stamina, so we don’t feel weak or lethargic and ‘bonk’ mid-workout.(more…)
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.(more…)
To Make Optimal Gains, Never Neglect Post Workout Nutrition
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.(more…)
So, you already know all the benefits of taking a nice, relaxing post-workout shower, but are you making the most out of those showers?
You push yourself through each workout, becoming stronger, healthier, and happier with your growth and accomplishments. However, it’s important to not let all that hard work go down the drain. Here are some important post-workout shower tips that can step up your workout routine:
At 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: (more…)
While getting in enough exercise is essential to keeping healthy and in shape, the same is true of making sure you take time to fully and properly recover from your workouts. It might not always feel like it, but your muscles grow and your body’s health improves while you aren’t running, doing push-ups or lifting weights. It’s important to understand the specifics about what you have to gain by allowing your body to bounce back between workouts.
Understanding What Happens While You’re Recovering
When you stop working out, what happens is that your body starts to adapt to the rigors of your exercise routine. Recovering properly ensures your body is able to build up your energy reserves so that the next time you exercise, you’ll be able to finish your desired workout rather than feel worn out 10 minutes into your routine. You might also damage tissue as you’re exercising, and taking enough time off allows your body to repair those tissues.
Should Bodybuilders Eat Sugar?
Another food myth. This time we have to decide if eating sugar is acceptable in a bodybuilding diet. Sugar can do some nasty things to the body, but it can also help sometimes. Let’s look at the pros and cons of eating sugar so we can decide how, when, where, and why to eat sugar, if at all.
Similar to eating before bed, the sugar myth is another controversial subject about which everyone seems to have an opinion, whether educated or not. The two common opinions on sugar are as follows:
- Sugar will cause obesity, diabetes, and rotten teeth, so it must be avoided at all costs.
- Artificial sweeteners are bad for your health or taste horrible, so we must use sugar in our meals, drinks, and recipes.
The first opinion, that sugar has no place in a bodybuilder’s diet, is the most common myth that needs to be debunked. The second opinion is gaining in popularity, and although there is some sense in this approach, it too can be over used.