Posts tagged "recovery"
Gains From Pain

Gains From Pain

I once ran a half-marathon with anemia when your hemoglobin is low, which means less oxygen will be carried to the muscles among many other health issues. I ran a 10K with a partial tear of an ankle ligament. My personal best of a 140-pound deadlift occurred while having hamstrings tendinitis. And recently, I experienced...
Can Your Diet Boost Aerobic Capacity?

Can Your Diet Boost Aerobic Capacity?

If your goal is to finish a marathon you think carbohydrates. If your goal is to increase body mass then lean protein rich food sources and healthy fats come to mind. But is there a diet that specifically boosts aerobic capacity? Improving your aerobic capacity means greater oxygen delivery to your muscles, which translates to...
Powerful Proteins: Are They All the Same?

Powerful Proteins: Are They All the Same?

For many, eating chicken, beef, eggs, cheese, and soy is all the same. After all they are all protein-rich food sources. Yes, but just as fats and carbohydrates have gone through a further classification—making some options better than others—not all protein food sources are created equal to build strong muscles and maximize a lean body...
Just Say Yes to NO

Just Say Yes to NO

What do poor sleeping, elevated cholesterol levels, and certain “bedroom issues” have in common? A lot! Many health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, erectile dysfunction, and/or diabetes among other health problems, often share a common vascular dysfunction. Aging plays a role in the tone of blood vessels, but so do doughnuts, double-cheese burgers, and jumbo-sized...
Want to live longer? Check your heart rate recovery

Want to live longer? Check your heart rate recovery

Intensity matters when exercising. Either you wear a heart rate monitor when doing the elliptical or follow a rated of perceived of exertion through a scale one to 10 to gauge how hard your heart works. No matter how you check on the intensity, common sense tells you that the harder you work, the fitter...