The Three Metabolic Energy Systems

How you get energy; how you use it. We usually talk of energy in general terms, as in “I don’t have a lot of energy today” or “You can feel the energy in the room.” But what really is energy? Where do we get the energy to move? How do we use it? How do … Continue reading The Three Metabolic Energy Systems

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Anatomy Of Muscles

Muscles are an important part of your body, and as a strength training athlete or bodybuilder you should understand how muscles work. The Basics There are three very different types of muscle, skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle and smooth muscle. Skeletal muscle are directly attached to the bones via tendons, these are the visible muscles that … Continue reading Anatomy Of Muscles

The Secret Of Getting Ahead Is Getting Started

The Secret Of Getting Ahead Is Getting Started - How Baby Steps Will Help You Reach Your Goal And Shape Your Body And Life   The search for the secret to success has intrigued mankind for centuries, then, during the late 1800s, Mark Twain published his personal interpretation:   “The secret of getting ahead is … Continue reading The Secret Of Getting Ahead Is Getting Started

IIFYM – If It Fits Your Macros aka Dieta flessibile

IIFYM Flexible Diet - Calculating Daily Macros In Your Meals To Reach Your Fitness Goals IIFYM, short for If It Fits Your Macros, is a simplified approach to dieting where you can basically eat ANYTHING you want as long as it fits into your daily calorie allowance and daily macros (macronutrient) split of protein, carbohydrates … Continue reading IIFYM – If It Fits Your Macros aka Dieta flessibile

Daily health tips for weight loss (Part 3)

Weight Loss Tips Enjoy The Occasional Chocolate. If it’s a toss up between chocolate and a takeaway, the chocolate wins. Dark chocolate contains healthy antioxidants, whereas fast food contains nothing of any nutritional value and is dripping with unhealthy trans fats. Choose Healthy Fats. Your body does require a small amount of fat to function … Continue reading Daily health tips for weight loss (Part 3)

NEAT = Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis

Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis or NEAT, is the sum of all energy burned by your body while NOT exercising. Sitting at your desk, standing upright, walking up the stairs, mowing the grass or vacuuming the carpet are all examples of NEAT. NEAT includes any type of movement that requires muscle contractions. Any activity that increases … Continue reading NEAT = Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis

Daily health tips for weight loss (Part 2)

Weight Loss Tips Walk More. On average, we walk about 50 miles less per week than we did 50 years ago. This lack of activity and exercise alone accounts for a great deal of the obesity that we see. Walk to the store, to work or class, the pub or railway station. By walking quickly … Continue reading Daily health tips for weight loss (Part 2)

Way too much sugar!

How Eating Too Much Sugar Damages Your Health (And Your Life) Few people realize that sugar is directly responsible for many of their health problems and chronic disorders. Sugar contributes to obesity, Type 2 diabetes, dental caries and gum decay, metabolic syndrome and increases your risk of heart disease. There is also growing evidence that … Continue reading Way too much sugar!

Reduced Hip Mobility

Ladies - Is Low Hip Mobility Causing Your Back Pain, Bad Posture And Preventing You From Developing The Booty You Desire? Your hips do a lot. They support your body, work repeatedly as you walk and run, and help you dance the night away if you so choose. Unfortunately your hips are not indestructible and … Continue reading Reduced Hip Mobility